Topic: Happy Halloween!
I know it's a ways off, but things are slow here so I thought maybe this might stir up some discussion.
Anyone excited? I know I am!! It's so nice to see Halloween stuff at the store now. The costumes, the candy, the decorations. There's multi-colored lights this year so I can decorate my porch better! As usual the SW costumes are just suits with paint on them and plastic masks, and they're very overpriced. If I was going to spend 50 dollars on that kind of low quality kid's costume I'd just make it myself.
So far the only decorations I have up are some garland, a little ghost statue I put on the bookshelf, and some candles on the table. I plan to put up the lights at some point, and I have window clings I plan to put up sometime. And I have some other misc stuff, more garland, bat lights, etc.
As for my costumes, this year my husband is going as Michael Jackson in his black suit and red shirt Smooth Criminal outfit. And I'm making myself a blue sparklie flapper-style dress of my own design. I'm draping it, and it's on the bias cut. My first time doing something like that. So far I really like how it's turning out, my only worry is it won't fit in with the 30's-40's era. But it does look a lot like the red dress worn by one of the dancers in the Smooth Criminal portion of the movie Moonwalker, so I guess it fits. I got shoes yesterday and spent forever cutting up a metal shingle or two to make "steel toes" of sorts so I can do the tippy-toe stand, which I'm actually good at. I have white elbow gloves already, and I plan to get fishnets sometime. For my husband, we have a fedora (from when we did his Indiana Jones costume), the suit came yesterday, we have a black tie, so now we need a red shirt, and I need to see what kind of really small medical tape (for the fingers) I can find. Cause they don't really look like bandaids to me. I could be wrong, though. We also need to figure out how to do the spats. I figure I'll make a template, then get some plasticy white fabric and sew them myself, insert some black snaps. And he'll just wear his normal shoes.
And in general this is just one of my favorite times of year. The leaves are changing, the air is getting a tad chilly sometimes, there's that certain crisp smell. The days get shorter and the nights longer. Stupid kids and lawnmowers don't start making loud noises when I'm trying to sleep (cause of work I go to bed at 6:30 and hope to be asleep by 7:30). It makes driving to work a bit of a pain, but I can drive in the dark alright. And people start putting up their decorations, the bugs start going away, the heat starts going away. It's just a really nice time of year.
So who else is decorating? How do you plan to decorate? Any plans for Halloween yet? What are you guys wearing?
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