I never really liked Halloween – mostly because my costumes were always such a dud. Besides the usual sheets with painted faces (ooh, scary ghost little girl) black leotards & whiskered faces – the usual stuff parents do to children too young to protest – mine were the worst.
I mean, you’d think somebody like me who says such an overactive imagination, costumes for Halloween would be a snap. But no…I guess my imagination ends with words. Maybe my mind is just too obtuse to translate into something as silly as Halloween.
Think I’m exagerating? Well here are some notables from the past: One year I dressed in my brother’s clothes, smeared charchol on my chin and put on a hat – I guess I was supposed to be a hobo – but most people asked me why I was wearing my brother’s clothes. I threw on a lab coat and horn-rimmed glasses and went as a psychiatrist but nobody even knew I was in costume.
Even the year I went as a witch I blew it. I worked in a sort of trendy L.A. bistro and all the waitresses were supposed to dress up as witches. So, I borrowed my sister’s one shoulder black flowy dress, sprayed my hair silver, made a necklace with torn black lace and a dead rose – added some ruby red lipstick and nail polish – a pair of hurt me boots and off I went. Oh my God, did I catch hell. When I arrived all the other girls were wearing shrouds, warts and nose prosthetics. Were they pissed!
“Hey, you were supposed to come as a witch!”
“I did,” said I.
“Well,” I stammered, “nobody said I had to be an ugly witch.”
LOL – that went over like a lead broom stick.
Anyway, in the spirit of the season, I found some great little pics of people who are serious about their costumes.
The Ghouls Brothers?
The big & beautiful witchy assistant?
Wonder Woman? Wonder Man? You decide.
Feel free to come to my house if you’re trick or treating. I’ll definitely have some yummy chocolate candy and maybe be donning a pair of devil ears – but don’t expect a fog machine, ghosts hanging in the tree, scary doorbell sounds or even a carved pumpkin. Hell, you’ll be lucky if I hear you crying ‘Trick or Treat!’