Today I went to Crazy Redd’s shop to check this week’s new items. He had a basketball hoop, an amazing painting, and a cabin dresser. I didn’t need any of them.
I returned to Forest and started trapping my animals in holes. When you do that, they can’t chase after you once the Halloween festival starts at 6:00. It makes the process a thousand times easier. I started with Robin, who warned me about Megan.
Next, I trapped Sydney.
I made sure to pick up the candy Guest had laid out for me.
The last villager I locked up was Anabelle. I got her against the wall by the gate. Nice and out of the way.
Thanks to a tip from Tom, I was watching at 6:00 when the trapped animals backflipped into their costumes. Here, you can see Bob’s transformation.
The festival was now underway. I trick-or-treated at Del’s just to make sure my costume was acceptable. As expected, it worked fine and Del gave me candy.
I did a little Jack hunting and got a few spooky items. Then, at 7:00, I opened my gate. Megan Midna came over to visit.
We were searching and searching for Jack. Eventually, I found him on the dead end. Megan actually saw him first, but I didn’t know it until it was too late. I told her to call dibs next time. 😀
We would coincidentally even things out later on. I found Jack but stopped to check to see if I had candy in my inventory. I didn’t, so I had to get it out from a letter. But by the time I had, Megan was already there talking to Jack. I didn’t even know she was in the area, but it worked out fine and we were back to even.
We tried trick-or-treating at Jeff’s house, but he didn’t come out and give us any candy. What a jerk.
Megan posted a message on the bulletin board for all the trapped animals.
Megan has previously said the empty house by the river is her vacation home. So we trick-or-treated there, but nobody came out to give us candy. So I (jokingly) called that Megan a witch.
At some point, I found Jack but accidentally hit the Z button (to decline) when Jack asked me if I had candy for him. So he turned something (I don’t know if it was candy or a piece of spooky furniture) into a jack-in-the-box. Oops.
Later, I found Jack by Jambette’s grave. That is, the empty space where her house was. Flowers were planted there, not to honor Jambette of course, but to regrow the grass.
I helped Megan complete her spooky set–I traded items she needed for duplicates that she got. When she was done, shortly before 10:00, she left for the night. I played a bit longer. I ran out of candy (although I still had some in my house, I forgot about it) so I did some trick-or-treating.
By the time I was done, I had earned 309,300 bells on the night.
After that, I put my clothes and candy in a safe place and freed Anabelle. I got a few extra pumpkin heads and jack-in-the-boxes.
After that, I ended my game for the night. I’ll have a bit of a clean-up to do tomorrow. The patterns I placed down to warn visitors of the animals will be there, as will the candy on the ground and in my house, and all of my normal pocket/letter contents are on the floor of my house as well. It was worth it all though, I had a good time. I hope you all had a happy Halloween as well! 🙂
Update: Here is a video showing many of tonight’s highlights.