So yeah, Saturday was Halloween! It’s generally my favorite holiday, but it has been hard to celebrate because I can’t hand out candy at my apartment (not just me, but the whole apartment complex) and there just isn’t much Halloween spirit at my office. I always feel self conscious when I dress up in costume at work. My biggest fear is that I’ll be the only one dressed up. Kind of silly, I mean what’s the very worst that could happen? A bit of embarrassment or maybe I get sent home to change? Oh the horror. But thankfully there were others who were in costume. Not many, because a memo was never sent around, it was all word-of-mouth stuff. Here are some photos:
This was my main costume. I was Mother Nature. I planned on finding a Star Trek costume, but the costume designers think every woman is skinny and weighs 2lbs and wants to expose their breasts 24/7. Anyway, all venting aside, I put on my costume, made a vine garland to put on my head and also stenciled vines on my arms. Someone thought I was Maid Marian, someone else thought I was the Norse God of Friday?, and others thought I was a forest nymph. But when I said I was Mother Nature, a few older guys got it and said, “Ohhh, you should never mess with Mother Nature!” and one guy asked, “Could you do something about this weather?” I flicked my hands toward the window and pretended that I had some power. A few minutes later, the sun came out. Go figure! Muah ha ha.
I love the cowboy hat I bought in Canada awhile back. I will never give it up.
A few times when thinking of a costume during the years, I’ve thought of just being a traditional ghost. Nothing that involved makeup, just a sheet with eye and mouth holes cut out. Well if I hadn’t spent money on the Mother Nature costume, I would’ve been a ghost. I played around with the idea anyway, so here is a photo. I edited the photo so that you couldn’t see my legs.
Then I put my cowboy hat on, and was a cowgirl ghost. Or maybe….ghost rider?
Finally, this is a shot of one of my coworkers all dressed up. She embraces the fun of the holiday too.
What did you do on Halloween? My mom and I went to see the movie “Paranormal Activity”. People kept raving about this movie, saying it was the scariest movie ever. I disagree, but I’m not bashing the film entirely. We went to see it during the daytime, and I think that sucked some of the spookiness out of the experience. I think it would’ve been different if we had seen it at night. I went to see “The Boogeyman” at night, and I was creeped out when I got back to my car. Then I saw it in the daytime and it was lame. “Paranormal Activity” was not terrible. The actors were great and so was some of the suspense. But they could’ve creeped us out a whole lot more with different shots. No special effects, but like my mom suggested, just more play on the shadows and the mirrors. Plus, I shouldn’t have watched trailers on YouTube. It took some of the suspense away.
Since then I’ve been watching horror movies on TV and also from my collection. I still get nervous watching the classics like “The Uninvited” and “The Legend of Hell House” (not to be confused with “House on Haunted Hill”). The classics are always creepier.
Earlier tonight I was watching the original series of “V” on SciFi. I loved that series so much when I was younger, that I dressed up as the villain named Diana. Red suit and hat, black (spray painted) boots and my brother’s sunglasses. Nobody, aside from my parents, knew who I was, but I was fine with it. I do remember going to a Halloween party and realized that the paint from my black boots bled onto my friend’s carpet. I told her father, and the mess was cleaned up quickly. Taking over the world one carpet stain at a time, I guess. Muah ha ha ha.