A Halloween Dud

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.

They glared.

“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!’


9 thoughts on “A Halloween Dud

  1. Boohoo…I live in the country so nobody comes trick or treating at my house. I miss all the little munchkins! My mother lives in town and she turns her lights out and refuses to answer the door! Someoday they’ll get the mean old lady who lives at the end of Marcelletti Street!

    LOL, outting your mom in the blogosphere. Too much!




  2. I always had the worst costumes as a kid too. My kids get some pretty good ones though! I wasn’t as into it this year as usual though, so a couple of kids reused costumes from years past. Megan has started making more of her own which is great for me! We live in the country too and we visit all our neighbours. It only takes about a dozen stops to fill the bags to busting. Too many people buying candy for just our kids! LOL I always stop at the people who had out the coloring books. πŸ˜‰

    You know I have a theory about this whole Halloween costume thing. For me, I think it’s just that I always wanted to be myself – so dressing up as somebody or something else never had much appeal. I’m not sure if that is rational or egotistical though. I’ll have to think about that.

    Glad your kids had a great time.



  3. I was invited to a Halloween party. I asked my wife what costume I should wear . My wife said, “Oh go as you are. With that hair and beard you are already wearing your costume .”

    Me thinks it may be time for a major defoliation about the cranium and chin.

    Oh-oh, Mrs. Squawky is a tough critic. Maybe we can pass the hat for a whole new Squawky makeover. Now that would be fun! πŸ˜‰



  4. Strangely enough, I just had a similar conversation with a friend of mine last night, (well, sort of similar). I had brought up a radio conversation I’d heard about the “worse Halloween costumes our parents made us wear”. So I started thinking and believe it or not, I couldn’t remember a single one!! The only costume I actually “remember” was a Hobo one I made myself. I have no traumatic issues with costumes as others seem to. The thing that I remember MOST about Halloween is that NO ONE EVER saw any of my costumes (with the exception of the Hobo-because of layers) because I was ALWAYS was forced to wear a coat over my costume, because it was “too cold”. Yes it was always cold, and 99% of the time raining. I also remember the absolute “terror” of not “eating” any candy until mom or dad could “check” it for razor blades, poison, coconut, etc… Now come to find out (20 years later) that the whole razor blade thing was a hoax!! I only trick or treated until I was 14, because I thought that I was too old, yet often kick myself for stopping, when I would answer the door to some 16, 17, 18 + begging for candy, (Oh and NOT in costume), but alas those days have DEFINATELY passed me by now. I do everything in my power to avoid Halloween, because IF I buy candy no-one will come, and if I don’t I will have a stampede banging on my door even with no lights or any sign of life…. Now I reside to hide out and not come home until well after the candy begging hours have ended….hehehe


    I’m with you – hide out til it’s over. God forbid me and my fat ass should be left alone with a bag of candy. It’s too scary a thought to even consider. πŸ˜‰



  5. I suck at cotumes as well but one year I went as BeetleJuice.
    At the time, my hair was down to my shoulderblades (usually in a ponytail).
    My next door neighbor teased the hell out of it (nah, nah, nah-nah-nah) and my word…
    Some whiteface and a black and white striped jacket and I was the ‘nads. If I can find a pic, I’ll send it on. You won’t believe it’s me.
    Hope Halloween went well.


    Oh my yes! I definitely want to see the Mikey with hair. Send that one along. πŸ˜‰



  6. Hey cool can you give any idea what should I wear, as we have sort of late halloween party this weekend. Worst thing of this party is all mens should wear ladies dress so I am thinking to become witch. If you got any other idea let me know please:)


    check kellytoo’s comments for costume suggestions – there are some good ones.



  7. Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday! I guess it’s my only chance to let my creative side shine. Or it’s the only time I get to pretend to be who I really want to be (which would explain several repeat years either as a gypsy or a biker chick)

    WC, I’m sure you ROCKED as the sexy witch! The wart nosed ones were just dressing as themselves.

    ekawaaz, A witch would be cool. Or a Girl Scout selling cookies, or a woman in the morning (hair in curlers, coffee cup, bathrobe, etc.), or a gypsy or a biker chick πŸ˜‰

    Yes KTOO, you are the original poster girl for Halloween. I can attest to that. πŸ˜‰

    I don’t know if I rocked but I’ll see if I can scare up the pic and send it to you. hehe.

    Great suggestions for Eka. Hope he takes you up on one of them.



  8. Hey look at it this way, if you WEREN’T a halloween dud, then you wouldn’t be able to look back on them all and laugh about it OR write this post!
    Cheers, Kelly

    LOL Kel, I didn’t mean to imply that I was upset about being a Halloween dud – just that I am one. I”m also a big fan of bad jokes and awful puns. Some things you just can’t change about yourself.


  9. Hey WC and KellyTOO

    Thanks alot for suggestion, I decided I will dress up like witch:)

    That should be fun! Take a pic and post it on your blog. Yeah, that would be fun!



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