Words and draws by Russ
The part about the cartoon character/superhero having peaked was classic.I look at halloween from the child's perspective... for the great majority of children, it is fun and they tend to enjoy the time. I do get weirded out by adults who get 'awkwardly into it', with their poor costume choices and ill-concived designs for their house. Not to mention the worse treats ever.Then there are those anti-halloween crusaders... no matter what angle they are coming from. Heathen excerise in celebrating a pagan holiday (ssh! Don't tell them about all the holy days that were created to supplant pagan holidays so that Christianity could convert and elimate 'pagan' faiths) or being a grouch about having to put up with their kids in public.Oh, I could keep going, but this is a good place to stop!
I think I already mentioned on C's blog that these cheapy costumes always look like a Helen Keller with Parkinson's made them.I'd love to know what kind of costumes you wore as a child. I was a snow leopard of the Himalayas one year. Obviously homemade. Dad had a great imagination. ~Mary oxoxo
I thought I wanted a store bought costume when I was a kid; the one time I got one, the mask made me crazy. Great description!
You described every little detail very well.
Never had a store bought costume but they do feel funny. Greasy. The little kids are so cute in them, though. Costumes I've made my kid in the past: leaf pile crawling with bugs & snakes; bat; Terminix man being devoured by bugs (revenge!); medieval archer; Sir Ector from Monty Python & the Holy Grail; lobster. We love Halloween :) Cin
description spot~on!the only part of the one store~bought pre~fabbed custom i ever had was the hard plastic mask with the elastic string...the inside of it smelled, but i tried to be grateful and appreciative, cuz mom spent money on it.
The saddest thing about wearing this costume? Having to save it for the next year! :)
I am sure we have all worn the costume at some point in time :o)
your memory is spot ON!
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