Halloween is such a fun holiday because it allows kids and adults to dress up in costumes, have parties, and eat lots of candy. Growing up, I have great memories of different Halloween costumes. My mom made most of our costumes. I remember her making a crayon costume for Corrin and I and it falling apart as the night went on (literally). I remember my parents going with their neighbors to a party as the Fruit of the Loom gang (Village Green:).
I feel that the best costumes are definitely the home made ones that a lot of thought and effort have gone into them. My kids are all very creative. One of my favorite costumes was the year Allison went as a Mummy. She took a bed sheet and just cut it into pieces and wrapped it around her body. We bought white face paint and she was set.
For years I talked about wanting to be a cheerleader with a knife stuck in my back. I was never a cheerleader but had heard stories of how some cheerleaders could be mean girls. Finally, I got myself together and put together the costume. I thought it was pretty funny. I’m not sure if cheerleaders or former cheerleaders would find the costume as funny as I found it.
One of the magical things about Halloween is the excitement you see in your children’s eyes!!!! They are thrilled to go to door to door and ask for candy that they normally wouldn’t be able to get (or eat!).
My question for you is this: What are you going to be for Halloween?