This week's question is: “What is your favorite Halloween costume?Even if you don’t celebrate, what kinds of costumes do you like?”
When I was a kid, my costumes were more or less determined by my Mom. When I was really little, I was a tiger for a few Halloweens (in a costume passed down from my siblings). But, even when I got older, it seemed Mom had the final say -- going as a "gypsy" was something that happened more than once because it was really easy to grab old clothes and throw them on.
Once I was in my 20s, and had the opportunity to go clubbing in Chicago around Halloween, there was a lot more freedom. I think the easiest, and most fun costume I came up with was Death (from Neil Gaiman's Sandman graphic novels). A black wig, some face paint and an ankh and I was all set! I haven't dressed up for a long time, although the last time I did, I did a variation on this.
I do get a kick out of seeing little kids dressed up, and how creative their costumes can be. There was a little Halloween trick-or-treat parade in our library yesterday, and they all looked so cute!! Babies dressed as bumblebees are one of my favorites!!!
Happy Hopping, everyone!!!