Doing it for the fun of it.
Halloween this year was very low key. No parties to attend and I got the day off at work so didn’t really dress up too much. I did end up making a new costume for Halloween, but it wasn’t for me. My cousin, Chel, decided she wanted to be Ms. Frizzle from the Magic Schoolbus. Since she is a teacher, I thought that was a great idea and so I was commissioned to make her dress, from some of the most ridiculous fabric I have ever seen. Most of my Halloween activities were the weekend before at Twilight Tales, a thing run by Meg’s work. They do a haunted walking tour of the historic farm. This year was a musical and they were doing Murder Ballads. If you have no idea what I am talking about, they are songs written in the 17th and 18th century about murder. Brought over from England and adopted into folk and Appalachia repertoire. If you think you have never heard one before you are probably wrong. Many childhood rhymes are based off of some and there are even some contemporary ones in country music today. Goodby Earl by the Dixie Chicks, is a good example. I went on almost all the tours over the two nights as I ended up having to escort Death, who couldn’t see anything while walking around in the dark. Everything was lit by candle or bonfire so it was understandable he couldn’t see. I was also in charge of the Ghosts makeup for the night. Got to deaden up a handful of people and spend time outside on a farm. It was a little chilly at night but we did have bonfires spread around to warm up on along the tours, and I had a lot of fun. I don’t know what it is but I really do love crisp cool nights where I can wander around in the dark. It was probably the most fun I have had in a while.
I did end up dressing up to run some errands on Halloween day, nothing too crazy, but something I hadn’t had a chance to wear before. I had made a Wonder Girl costume back in Septemeber, to wear to Baltimore Comic Con, but was too sick to go. So I got to wear something very comfy this Halloween. Most people called me Wonder Woman, which I suppose is understandable, sorta. But as I am blonde, I am definitely not Wonder Woman. I did also stop by work quickly so I could see what the two openers wore. I had talked them both into dressing up as specific characters, and was pleasantly surprised by what they came up with.
We also had a nice turn out for trick-or-treaters. The last couple years we only had maybe 5 or 6 kids come to our door, even though the lights are on and decorations were out. This year, we had around 30. And almost all the the kids were in costume. Even the parents this year went all out. One parent went as a Minion, and was painted completely yellow. That was probably my favorite, closely followed by Super Puppy, a very excited boxer in a superman costume. Over all a quiet but nice Halloween. Now back to working on Christmas projects.