Monday, October 25, 2010

crappy halloween costume from a discount store

9 comments:

Big Mark 243 said...

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!

FrankandMary said...

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

Vickie said...

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!

Paula said...

You described every little detail very well.

Anonymous said...

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

Debra said...

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.

Chris said...

The saddest thing about wearing this costume? Having to save it for the next year! :)

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

I am sure we have all worn the costume at some point in time :o)

almost 50 but not quite said...

your memory is spot ON!