I really like Halloween. I can’t say that its better than Christmas because, really, who doesn’t LOVE Christmas? (I mean, you know, for the people who celebrate it). But Halloween is right up there. I think it’s a combination of just loving fall in general AND being able to wear a costume. Each year it makes me think about going back to school and how excited I’d get each year. (Yeah, I know, I’m a dork). I get to put out all of my fall decorations. But dressing up is a big part of Halloween and much anticipated in this household.
Two years ago Alex and I were Darth Vader and Princess Leia (the Jabba the Hut Slave costume). I didn’t realize until later that as far as couple costumes go, this was pretty incestuous. But no bother, we won the costume contest anyway(really, ANYONE can wear that Princess Leia Slave Costume and win, its a guarantee, even with the absence of geeks). Last year our group of friends wanted to do a Storybook theme, so I was Snow White and Alex was Prince Charming. I thought our costumes were pretty good but I didn’t get very excited about them because I had wanted to be Wonder Woman.
This year I told the group “Theme be Damned! I’m dressing as Wonder Woman no matter what!” So I got an AWESOME Wonder Woman costume, wore it to one party last weekend and another tonight BEFORE actually wearing it on Halloween (I told you, I REALLY like Halloween . Alex is Batman. And this kind of fits with Richard Horne’s latest book, 101 Things to Do to Become a Superhero…or Evil Genius.
I also tried my hand at carving a pumpkin, which is something I haven’t done since I was a kid. I thought I would try out a stencil I found for Sookie and Eric. After working on the Sookie pumpkin for much longer than I’d like to admit, it ended up looking pretty good. I mean, it looks like the stencil. Unfortunately, the stencil looks mostly like a girl, not necessarily Sookie or Anna Paquin. So I abandoned spending time trying to make an Eric pumpkin only to have it look like…a guy.
So, did you dress up for Halloween? Did you carve a pumpkin? Or just go into a diabetic coma after eating all of the Snickers out of the Halloween Candy? (Not naming any names but you know who you are).