Monday, October 4, 2010
Halloween and the big debate, what to wear
About ten years ago I was in a bit of a pinch; I needed a Halloween costume and quick! Like in one hour the day of trick or treating. EEK! See, I moved from the West Coast to the East and the township I moved to didn't celebrate Halloween on Halloween, October 31st. It's a strange thing and something I didn't expect (hence the lack of costume) I thought everyone celebrated it on October 31st. I was wrong.
You know what they say about assuming.
In a panic, I ran out to the local CVS and bought the only thing they had left, a witches hat and cauldron. I went through my closet and tossed on a black shirt and a long black skirt. Wasn't too hard, majority of my wardrobe is black. It goes with everything, right?
So for the next ten Halloweens celebrated on Halloween faux night, I donned my witch’s hat and divvied up candy out of my caldron. It had become a tradition with my neighbors…the older ones even thought I WAS a witch and seemed to stop complaining when I left my leaves unraked. (On my block most of the folks seemed to rush out outside and rake as soon as the first leaf touched the grass. I’m not of that sort, I’m more for let Mother Nature blow them around a bit first and maybe if I have time , I’ll rake.)
So as Halloween approaches this year, I naturally thought about pulling out my old faithful costume. Problem is I’m visiting family and didn’t bring it with me.
This time, I had time to shop and I must say, I’m really loving my new hat. I’m breaking tradition a bit and went for green and black. (They celebrate Halloween on Halloween in the West, I had fair warning and have been to ton of shops in search of the perfect hat.)
Those of you that have read Freaksville, might have picked up on the fact that I hate spiders. I’m beyond an Arachnophobic, I’m the Queen, yes those little black things on the veil are spiders. Something that makes my skin crawl, but maybe conquering my fear is a good thing.
I also snatched up some fabu eyelashes and black lipstick. I'm still working on the clothes, but I also saw some amazing black feather wings that I might snag and mix things up a bit. Every Halloween for the last ten years I've been a witch, It's a tradition I intend on keeping. I'm just adding a bit of theater to it this year and having fun doing it.
So what is everyone dressing up as this year? Share your costumes!