I love this holiday. I guess it’s not technically a holiday, but it should be. I didn’t celebrate it much as a kid. Not cause my parents were against it. My mom made some awesome costumes when I was little. Growing up being homeschooled in the sticks made it impossible to trick or treat. One Halloween when I was about 12 years old a couple of my friends decided to dress up and Barbies. Then one friend changed her mind and wanted to by a gypsy. Four Barbies and a Gypsy. Great band name, right? Disregard that when she showed up we realized she meant Egyptian. Anywho. We left too late and all the candy was gone. Damn gypsy, I mean Egyptian. We got a couple of people say we were too old. Damn witches. Ok all to say that I don’t know why I love Halloween. Deprivation?
After pirate day at summer camp my co-workers told me what I should be for Halloween. Let me quickly clarify. I coach tennis. I’m not a 30-year-old going to summer camp. Not that I wouldn’t. Hanging out all summer with your friends and no work sounds awesome. Ok so the Halloween costume suggestion were made mainly based on the tights.
Oops wrong one. That was super hero day. These tights.
Now I love dressing up. Last year I had 3 costumes for 3 different parties and this year I had more costumes than places to go. I was set on my costume until I realized that I unintentionally picked the most popular women’s character this year. Any guesses? Harley Quinn. The psychiatrist that fell in the Joker while she was treating him at Arkham. Since I didn’t want to compete with the sexy version of my costume I decided I should pick something else.
So I put on every costume I had stored in the Halloween tub for some inspiration. You never know what costumes can transition into other costumes. Strawberry shortcake turned into Red Riding Hood and Peter Pan into Tinkerbell . My sister saw my efforts on Snapchat and came up with an idea.
My guy and I dressed up a few years ago as Miley Cyrus and robin Thick. So if you saw the VMA you might remember Thick’s suit might have reminded you of a certain Halloween movie character.
I can make a video on how to play tennis, but when you get on the court you won’t be able to serve perfectly. Well you can try. Here’s one I made with my friend. Let me knew how it goes.
After I plan out my outfit my friend whose party I would be attending asked 3 days before Halloween if everyone had their costumes. Naturally the only girl that responds post a picture of Beetlejuice. I know. What are the chances? First Quinn and now Mr. BJ!
All Hallows’ Eve I’m was still not sure what I was gonna be and my gentlemen didn’t even have one costume. Typical. He went to Spirits, a Halloween chain, to buy a superman shirt. Lame right? So frustrating. I said why not at least do Batman? Then we would be in the same comic series. Back to Quinn. I don’t care if she is popular this year. Not many people at the party would even know who she was let alone dress up as her.
I realized that early morning commuters do not dress up for work. Well when I got on the court to teach I realized that kids don’t dress up early either. I bet they wished they did.
After work my mom came into town and we went shopping. Yep in my costume. Luckily, by 3pm there were other Halloween fanatics that came out of hiding. We got back to my apartment just in time to catch the end of trick or treaters. Really just treaters. Kids just don’t have to work for anything anymore. Now this was my first time passing out candy to kids so I’m not exactly an expert, but since when is it acceptable for parents to bring their own bag of candy to get filled? Twelve was too old when I went, but 37 is ok? Really? Can’t you just buy your own bag? Anyone else have this happen? Bunch of basic witches.
My sister’s birthday gift.
Besides dumb parents it was fun seeing all the kids’ costumes. Also, I got a few compliments on my pumpkin. Side note: the bay area does not have any pumpkin patches. Charging $20 for a pumpkin sitting on hay in a parking lot should be a scene in Paranormal Activity.
My design was a little hard to distinguish the character so I added to the scene. After the kiddies left I transitioned to my evening costume. No it wasn’t slutty. Just cause no kid would get it who I was and I long to be understood by children.
Batman and I then headed to the party. Now this was my kinda party. Pumpkin bourbon punch with dry ice fog coming out of it, bobbing for apples and alcohol bottles, themed playlist, spooky decor, bloody cake with a knife sticking out of it. It was a Pinterest Halloween dream. All my friends had awesome costumes. I didn’t see any Harley Quinn’s, but did see a lot of Oakland’s politically correct social activist vegan hipsters, such a popular costume this decade. If you don’t believe in the overly commercialized tradition with it’s sexist costumes and promoting child obesity then stay inside and watch a documentary about making dream catchers out of your long armpit hair. I kid. I agree that those things are all unfortunate, but it’s not Halloween’s fault or Christmas or Valentine’s Day. Besides San Francisco has become pretty tame over the years. I think they lowered their freak flag to half mast. Well I’ll raise it a little for one night.
Anyone else love Halloween? Or have some Halloween traditions?
All joker aside Happy Halloween witches!