OK, confession time….
I do not like Halloween and I really don’t like dressing up.
We didn’t do Halloween when I was little, it seems to be an adopted, imported event from elsewhere. It’s not a holiday or a celebration. It’s just an opportunity to fill kids with sweets (“candy”! Eugh!), pour more money down the drain and forget about the real meaning of all hallows and all souls days on the 31st October and 1st November.
I think it’s fairly unlikely that I’ll be participating in blogtober anytime soon, it’s just not for me (although I’m happy enough to join in when invited).
However, this year we’ve been invited to a Halloween party (the horrors) by one of himself’s friends. At their house. And they love dressing up.
I refer you to me previous statement. I strongly dislike fancy dress.
I like my comfy clothes and, worst case, at least nice going our clothes that fit and I feel vaguely good in. I don’t do sexy witch or random celebrities or a piece of cake or animal or whatever. I just have no inspiration and, once costumed, I feel uncomfortable and can’t wait to get home. I didn’t mind being 1980s Madonna when I was 20 and my 2 best mates were doing 90s and 2000s Madonna, that was quite fun. Since then, it’s been a big nope.
Himself seems to quite like it but relies strongly on the novelty onesie: cookie monster and chewbacca have previously featured – on one occasion for absolutely no reason for an internal work conference.
The kids have been persuaded for world book day, again relying on onesies or dressing gowns as far as possible.
Yeah so, I’m unimpressed. We’re going to a fancy dress Halloween party. Himself is quite pleased with his choice of costume – he’s going as a dying panda, covered in blood (he has a panda aversion). For the boys I came up with a really easy idea when small boy was wandering around the house wearing only his rugby skins – they’re going to be ninjas in all black base layers and cheap ski masks. That left me stumped. Eventually I decided to just wear a dress, having briefly considered being a flapper girl, I plumped for Holly Golightly. I have a beautiful posh Coast dress and Amazon had provided opera gloves, pearls, massive hat and a cigarette holder thingy. That’ll do. I can’t be arsed with anything more complicated.
I’ll try to post some pics later as they should be nicely anonymous.
How’s your Halloween?
What are you up to this Halloween? Do you enjoy the whole thing?