The best part of Halloween (well. . . apart from the miniature-sized candy bars) is dressing up!
It's so fun to decide what you're going to be; to assemble the various pieces; to put it all on and . . . become . . . someone (or something) else!
My dressing-up days are long gone, but this week we're going to talk about the Best Costumes We've Ever Seen.
Here goes. The Ten Best Costumes I've Ever Seen.
1. Christmas Tree Man. When I was in college, I went to a Halloween party sponsored by a local bar. The winner was Christmas Tree Man. He had turned himself into an elaborate Christmas tree, complete with lights, ornaments, and a star on top. His feet were in gift-wrapped boxes - like presents. It was fabulous. (It's been over 30 years and I still remember it vividly!)
2. Wednesday and Pugsley. These two showed up at my door one Halloween. They were perfect. And perfectly creepy!
3. Thing One and Thing Two. What a great costume for two friends (or siblings). Simple and fun!
4. Bubble Gum Machine. Several years ago, a little girl showed up at our house in a red sweatsuit -- with a huge clear plastic bag filled with small, brightly colored balloons from hips to neck. She was a gum ball machine! It was so clever.
5. The Grapes of Wrath. Here is Erin -- at her college English department Halloween party. They had to dress as a literary title. She won their costume contest. (I'm pretty sure it was the wrath. . .)
6. Braveheart. This was one of my kids' friends. I think he did a great job with his costume; definitely the best I saw that year!
7. The Spy. This is Brian in 5th grade. Probably the easiest costume ever. (That's my trench coat.) He was adorable, and he had a great time!
8. Mr. Rogers. Another really easy costume -- but oh-so-cute!
9. Grim Reaper. Nothing beats a good Grim Reaper!
10. Red Riding Hood. Another cute (and practical -- especially if it's a cold night) costume. (Extra points if you have a friend willing to be The Wolf.)
I enjoyed helping my kids put together their costumes as they were growing up. . .
but I can't really say that I miss it!
I'll just enjoy seeing what marches past my door this year instead!
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