Thursday, October 04, 2007

Halloween Costume

I don't know how many of you celebrate Halloween. Do people outside the United States observe this commercialized holiday?

As a kid, I never got dressed up in costume nor did I go trick-or-treating. It was just not allowed in my household. As I grew up, the whole ordeal of dressing up to get candy or attending a party in costume was not appealing to me. After avoiding this all these years, we got invited to a Halloween costume party last month which my husband RSVP'd us to attend.

I anxiously went online to find a costume. After a few days of furious searching, I kind of found one I could live with. It's a rabbit in a big black hat costume. Now I was ready.

Soon after, we received another party invitation for the week prior to the first one. Now I had to come up with another costume because the invitees will be the same at both parties. The invitation read "Costume is required to attend; otherwise, suffer the consequences." I guess I could wear the same costume, but what's the fun in that.

I got smarter the second time around, I actually put together a costume that could be worn again. I'm going to be a Hawaiian tourist wearing a straw hat, a flowery Hawaiian top, a hula skirt, sandals, and carrying a big camera.

What's your costume this year?

- AV

10 comments:

dot said...

No costume for me but I do enjoy seeing what the grandkids wear!

AVCR8TEUR said...

Dot, It's always more fun see other people in costume.

Dana a/k/a Sunshine said...

I doubt I'll dress up....Its just not that big a deal for me and I don't feel that creative.

Two years ago, my son and I dressed up as twin "Three Musketeers' with painted on mustaches, hats and swords and boots - it was priceless. People I know still talk about us in those costumes. They were a hit. I posted about it at the time with pics...but I'm too lazy to look up the archives link.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Dana, I saw the photo. That was a great Two Musketeers costume.

Ackworth Born said...

We don't bother with Halloween over here but obviously some people do as there are masks and stuff on sale in the supermarkets - you asked me about the wind turbines so I've done a whole post about some.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Thanks Ackworth for the information. I guess it just depends on the individual on recognizing this occasion.

Lynette said...

I plan to wear one of my decorative headbands to work that day. I think I'll wear the rainbow one--it frames my head from ear to ear in colorful stripes. I believe I'd enjoy being a rainbow for a day for folks on the sidewalk/bus/job.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Lynette, your rainbow headband should bring smiles to those you encounter that day.

Scott said...

Great choice(s), AV, I definitely want to see pics of that! I dressed up a couple of years ago (when I was still at LSU)as a nun...was pretty funny looking! Not sure what I'll wear this year but will keep you in the loop as soon as I decide.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Big Scott as a nun. That must've been interesting.