Sorry, I just can't resist localizing the Halloween greeting into Ha-luluwa (guffaw,guffaw). Nope, this is not a Polynesian (can you say Hawai'i) word. Kaluluwa is Tagalog for soul. I had to add the "ha" for happy souls. Pardon the corn hehehe.
Very interesting, that Jack! Outwitting the devil but can't get to heaven because he is a sinner; can't go to the devil because he compromised the devil into not taking his soul but then has nowhere to go! So he wanders the earth with a lantern made out of a turnip (later a pumpkin), carved with holes for the light of the ember within to show him the way to his final resting place. He never would. How's that for tragic?
I made these cookies from scratch. Chill the dough, form into balls before baking, and tuck a chunk of chocolate in the middle (let it show through) to look like eyeballs. You roll the sides and bottom on rice crispies to suggest maggots (eeewww). When baked, the dough flattened out (because I used two yolks for a soft cookie) to Cookie Monster eyes (from Sesame Street, which I love back in the day when puppets are not subject to psycho analysis). If you want bugged out eyes, you could make blondies in a brownie lollipop mold (wish I have one). Accent with pompom spiders (nifty ref magnets, courtesy of a balikbayan friend). These are fun, and yum! The cookies, not the kooky spidey!
People always asks me where they can get or rent costumes. I used to go to Camp Suki or Totoy Madriaga, which shop is along Balintawak, EDSA.