Halloween Shop of Horrors

This weekend, I clicked on the link to a blog proclaiming, “why I won’t wear a sexy Halloween costume.” My initial reaction was, “this author is my people!” A brief reading proved that she was, indeed NOT my people, as she lamented the sexy options in the Halloween store. Because, if you’re waiting until the Halloween stores are open, you are too late!

I am not one of those girls who thinks a Halloween costume needs to keep my beautiful face intact. In fact, I think girls (anyone, really) who doesn’t have the dedication to mess up their face for Halloween is kind of a wimp. I used to decorate my home in intricate detail (despite the promise of less than five trick-or-treaters) and my office in even more detail. I have backed off the building decoration (going so far as to pull the box of decorations out of my basement two weeks ago. It is intact right now). I really hope to get a single trick-or-treater tomorrow, though I have no illusions.

Thursday, I attended a “fall carnival.” Shockingly, not a single child or adult recognized me.

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That is in my top-three Halloween costumes, but I think my favorite was this Pirates of the Caribbean-themed costume from 2009:

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My co-workers have decided that we’re all dressing in ’50s-themed clothes tomorrow. I guarantee, my poodle skirt is going to kick their poodle skirts’ asses. And I didn’t even bother to borrow my dad’s Letterman’s sweater from the ’50s. Will there be a picture forthcoming? Probably not, because my face will be completely recognizable. 😉

 

 

International Carnival in Cambridge, Mass.

I recently posted photos from the Boston Carnival event, and this weekend, we attended a similar event (with some of the same performers and costumes) in Cambridge. We started at the staging area, and had the opportunity to watch workers put some of the large costumes/props together. We then hustled out to the parade route, to watch the performers in action. Such a fun event, and I highly recommend it to anyone who has the opportunity to see it, or a similar one closer to your home.

Here are some of my favorite photos from the day:

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