Halloween is the only day of the year I can just go out as I am.
Happy Halloween! Today is a good day :) I may goto a concert tonight with muh hacker chick in LA. (:
We had "Beggar's Night" last night.
I was dissapointed...we just moved to a new house...only about 60 kids...thought we'd have twice that. (Though I hear parts of the city had as many as 1000 come to their homes!)
Was also cold...below 40...so everyone came with their coats on. Basically ended up looking like a steady stream of kids in winter coats asking for hand-outs.
Just not what it used to be...
I live in florida, and my girlfriend and I made some jack-o-lanterns last night. Being florida it was still quite muggy this time of year, and when I walked out this morning i noticed my pumpkins were already starting to give off a noticable funk. <sigh>
I suppose pumpkins would last almost all winter here... provided nothing really hungry came through the yard and ate them.
But I'm currently sitting at my computer wearing my medival wedding dress from 9 years ago... hehehe. Boyfriends kids are a ballerina (homemade costume there, awfully proud of it!), a princess and spiderman.
Later tonight we are taking them trick-or-treating in town, and then going to a kids event at a local museum. Tomorrow night (when kids go to their mom's house), me & Dad are going out to the local bar for the neighborhood costume/balderdash party. (Just need to get him into a costume somehow...)
It's Happy New Year for me! I dyed my hair black for the occasion. Being a Witch during Halloween does have its advantages. :)
Not exactly a costume, but I picked Halloween as the day to introduce my workplace to the idea that my favorite winter jacket is about ten yards of heavy black wool, held shut with a Tara brooch. (Needs silver polish - I know it used to be shiny...) I'm told it's roughly an 18th century style. Unfortunately, I don't have the rest of an apropriate period outfit, or I'd have worn the whole thing today.
We (SlyGal and me) went to a Halloween costume party the other day, dressed up as Green Giant and Little Sprout. People loved the costumes, and it really worked out well since I am tall (6'5") and she's short (5'3"). Painted our faces and upper bodies green, put leaves in our hair and she made these awesome leaf costumes and booties.
Go into your cupboards or freezers and find a Green Giant food product, take a good look at the giant there........that's exactly what we looked like!
We had a hoot doing it.
Last year my boyfriend and I wore matching generic looking clothing, and drew bar codes on our foreheads... :)
> Halloween is the only day of the year I can just go out as I am
Mac, the connetations and twists that come to mind on that one are just to severe and ridiclous to seriously consider. or maybe not.
Very uneventful evening for me so far, haven't even heard any door-knockers yet, can't be helped my study is two floors above the front door, and my computers make such a lovely twirly-buzzing sound that i can't hear them.
Ach well, i suppose its going to be a cheap holloween, gonna get a chinky (scottish for chinese meal), and hire out a DVD.
Halloween's my favorite..last friday was my daughters yearly carnival - all the kids (well most) in costumes running around playing games.. being generally obnoxious.. much fun.
I will be the requsite goth dead chick/vampire type
she will be Magenta from RHPS
i have no idea what my first costume was, but it was probably some lame cutsie thing..
My daughters was pretty cool however.. she was a garden fairy.. White tights & leotard w/ a white turtle neck covered with ribbon and little flowers over it (it was cold) and a white ballet skirt which I sewed ribbon and flowers too and a white head wreath - much cuteness :) the best was that every time someone put candy in her little pumpkin bucket she'd take it out and hand it back.. couldn't get her to keep it no matter what.. my things have changed :) this year she *needed* a bigger bag as last years didn't quite cut it.
My 3 kids are going to be "The 3 Black Knights" (from Monty Python's Holy Grail - except there are 3 of them)
and I'm going to be a giant, foam rubber Screaming Twinkie.
(A commercial full size Twinkie suit with a "The Scream" mask on that sticks through the face hole).....
Our pumpkin is carved as of last night. It is throwing up pumpkin seeds all down the front steps.
Note: A full-length full-circle skirt is almost impossible to keep out of the wheels of an office chair. However, having a giant ball of skirt fabric piled up in one's lap does keep one's legs nice and toasty.
My Halloween costume is see-through! Visit the page in my profile to -er, um, see it!
Hopefully you're either getting as few kids at the door as we are or wearing at least a *little* more than that to hand out candy :)
It's official - no kids, if i do get a visit now, its not money and candy there going to get, more my drill and hammer.