I’m sheepish to say that I haven’t put much effort into Halloween since I’ve been an adult. Even more shamefully, there have been two years out of the last three where I didn’t even manage to get a real pumpkin for jack-o-lantern purposes (I left it so late that there were none left – seriously!).
But I have to say, I love seeing the kids at school dressed up, and the more incongruous the persona, the better. I love seeing, for example, sweet little brainiac boy in full-on Kiss regalia, punky Harley-Davidson kid in a pinstripe suit and fedora, Miss Chatterbox as a mime (she actually refrained almost entirely from speaking today), and severely quirky ADHD kid as Abe Lincoln.
My favourite costumes seen today:
- Lego (so simple, yet so great!)
- A stoplight that actually lights up (he rigged up the lights with his dad – the other year he was a gumball machine and it was equally amazing)
- A MacBook (sandwich-board-style: desktop on one side, Apple on the other)
- And… I wish you could have seen this… a Guy in the Wind. He had a blown-inside-out umbrella, and had somehow rigged his hair, his jacket, and his tie to all stick out in the same direction. Sheer brilliance.
I, on the other hand… borrowed some sparkly pumpkin earrings from my co-worker. Bravo, Mme S., bravo. Yeesh.
Maybe these will help atone for my apparent lack of spirit: