Tuesday, October 19, 2010


I love Halloween.  It's one of the few times you can dress up as something else and not look out of place (the other time, at least for me, is at Renaissance Faires.)

We usually try to theme the family-- one of us stays home, the other takes our son out. In the past I've been Dora the Explorer to my son's Boots, Mary Jane to his Spider-man.  But this year, we are breaking the mold.  My son has chosen to be a ring wraith from Lord of the Rings, while I have amassed an outfit for an 80's rocker.  It all started with a skirt I found on sale and has grown from there.  (I even found a gold lame barrette I've had all these years to use!)  I believe my husband is going the rocker route, too.  (I found a blond wig in the Halloween box that will be great for him-- can't remember what costume I used it for, though).

I'll dress for the party they are having at school, for the party we are having at home, and to take my son out (or give candy- whichever he chooses!)

What about you?  What are you going to be for Halloween?  Are you having a party? Going to one? Just dressing up for the kids getting treats?  Share in the comments!


  1. You should have been the One Ring, Mary! lol How about Eowyn?

    Isn't it a sad day when we dress like things from the past and we can turn to our own closets for the wardrobe? I'm sure I've got a MJ Thriller jacket hanging somewhere ...

  2. I may just go as me. The kids say that's scary enough. Last year I just wore a mascaraed mask but even it scared the wee-ones when they came for candy. I might just dress up Cooper(my puppy and writing partner)but I haven't been able to score him a costume without people staring at me in Petsmart. Your costume sounds amazing.

  3. I'll be sure to post up some pics after Halloween. I am looking forward to dressing up! (I just hope the colored hairspray comes out- that will be a hard one to explain at work!)


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