When you're a kid, Halloween is all about meeting up with your BFFs to go from house to house in your sweet group costumes, knocking on doors and demanding candy from strangers in the dark before heading home for a scary-movie sleepover during which you pray you don't piss your pants watching Hellraiser. (How 'bout that portal to hell, huh?)
Once you're a grown-up, the holiday (it's not really a holiday if you have to go to work, is it?) takes on a different air of festivity, one that usually involves moderate-to-heavy drinking and cobbling together some kind of sexy "costume" out of the least weather-appropriate clothing you own. (Also, even more candy, now that you can just buy it for yourself instead of having to map out the richest neighborhoods where you could get the full-size Snickers bar.)
But for some sadists, Halloween is about scaring people. Special-effects gore makeup, masks of politicians' faces that look a little too much like the real thing, jumping out of bushes — all part of the Halloween canon. So where do you draw the line between spooky, festive fun and straight-up just ruining someone else's life? Probably right here, as demonstrated by a woman who "pranks" her sleeping boyfriend by waking him up with her lips sewn shut.
Natalie Weaver used body latex, tissue paper, and stitching to create the realistic effect — but it doesn't really matter what she used, because that shit is terrifying, and her partner's reaction is perfectly warranted for the situation at hand. Happily, all's well that ends well, and it wasn't long before he also wanted to join in on the "fun." The couple that has their mouths sewn shut together stays together... or something like that.