Friday, October 28, 2011

Could be the last Hop .....

 Friday means it's time for another Book Blogger Hop, although our host, Jen, has indicated that after this weekend's Hop, it's on hiatus (could be permanent).   So, before I answer this week's question, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Jen for putting in the hard work for the Hop every week.  She's got a blog that's chock-full of cool things, and while the Hop was the reason I found her, and why I started visiting her blog every week, I found other things on her blog to enjoy, as well.    I also discovered a lot of nice bloggers and great blogs through the Hop -- so thanks for that, as well.!!

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!!!


Jenni Elyse said...

That would be a cool costume. I may need to do this one year. I wanted to go as an Inferi from Harry Potter because then I could wear my regular close and just make myself look dead. That would be fun.

Jen (@ Jens Book Closet) said...

I always love creative costumes. Literary costumes are indeed some of my favorites! If I dressed up this year, I want to wear a wig! I think going as Cleopatra would be fun. Mostly because of the hair and the makeup. I'm vain that way. LOL! HAPPY HALLOWEEN, JO!

Mats said...

Wonderful blog, thanks for sharing! Have a nice weekend.

Angela's Anxious Life said...

Sad that you won't be doing a blog hop anymore. I only do it every now and then so I don't get sick of it.


Giselle said...

Oooh Death is a great costume idea!!

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