Anyway, in honour of Halloween, I’m going to go down the long and winding road of memory lane to bring you some of my favourite costumes and memories.
The Pumpkin. Yeah, my mom cut holes in a garbage bag, put me inside and stuffed it with old newspapers. To top it off, I wore a lovely green toque with a pom pom on top. I think I was six. Picture a cute, innocent little six year old me in there. To her credit though, I was definitely not cold. Obviously, I’m just talking about the bag on this dude’s head. It was all big and baggy around my body. Quite comfy too. Okay, I liked the costume.
The lumber jack. Yeah... I’m not Canadian... It also should have served to foretell my somewhat less than heterosexual future. I remember this older man actually thought I was a guy. I mean, granted, I only came into my "female shape" (as my grandfather would say) after high school (go figure) but seriously, I don’t think I was THAT bad. It must have been around the last year I went... I was probably nine or ten. I’m just going to go ahead and say he was blind for the sake of my self esteem.
I remember being a hippy once. That was honestly the most half assed costume I ever came up with. It was lame. I’m surprised people gave me candy. I was pretty much in my normal, everyday clothes.
I don’t really remember any other costumes. And I stopped trick or treating when I was about eleven. I got braces and was rather annoyed that I couldn’t eat most of my candy without having to brush my teeth for twenty minutes. Although, not only are my teeth beautifully straight, I have no cavities! Haha! The long term positives of a shortened childhood! My sister continued on though. She’s had some pretty awesome costumes too. She’s been everything from a cat, to a psychotic hair dresser, to a geisha. My favourite of hers by far was the lion. I was impressed. She did her hair so that it made the mane. Seriously, my sister’s hair is super thick, it was probably nearing the middle of her back and she made it look like a tornado had gone through it. I still don’t know how she got it back down without a chain saw. How’s that for Halloween imagery?
I don’t have much more to say. I spent the rest of the day trying to do homework but failing miserably. Oh darn... right... I’m completely broken up about it. Thanks to the fact that I live on a virtual highway, no kids came by so I’m off to eat their candy.
Hope you all had a good one! Happy Halloween!