Competitions with Halloween traditions in the Netherworld are incredibly common. There is, however, one Halloween tradition that so regularly wins that it is often given its own category: Penny P. Post’s pumpkin and woodsmoke cookies.
She went to Bat Heart Spa, coming out fresh, clean, and smelling like lilac wyvern scales. At home, she considered two lipsticks. Unable to decide, she showed both to the lazily judging cat lounging on her bed. “This is…?” it asked. “Date two.” Indigo.
In a village populated nearly exclusively with ghosts, monsters, witches, and other preternatural creatures, trick or treating is as much an annual celebration of Halloween as a part of our cultural fabric.