I don’t think I put any effort into Hallowe’en last year; I wasn’t as motivated for whatever reason. I didn’t remember how many cool decorations I have (mostly eerie candle holders), but even looking through my old costumes has been so much fun this year. I forgot that I had picked up old clothes for a straw-man two years ago (or woman, or alien…), but it’s been raining off and on for the past week so I’m not going to gather leaves to stuff the outfit, or buy expensive straw. I’m irritated when I see corn stalks selling for ridiculous prices because they’re ubiquitous around here. I’ll go pick my own. I was growing corn every year, and then using the stalks to decorate, but my landlord won’t let me have a garden, so the next place I move, I’ll make sure gardening is allowed.
Putting up my decorations brightened my mood and I feel happy every time I look at them. I like Hallowe’en much more than Christmas, but I enjoy having a tree to decorate and singing carols as well. I’ve always considered Hallowe’en to be the start of the holidays with Thanksgiving on its heels, and then right into Chanukah and Christmas.
I haven’t settled on my costume for this year, and I only have a couple of days left! I prefer cobbling a costume together to buying a commercial one, but I’ve never been patient enough, or have the skill required to make one from a pattern, or design my own. I suppose going to thrift stores and finding elements to make a costume out of is akin to making my own, but if I don’t settle on an idea, I’ll have to go with one of my old standbys.
I thought about dressing up as Medusa because I’ve never gone as her before, but I also like the idea of Cerberus. I won a prize for the scariest costume when I went as a zombie prom queen two years ago, but I had longer to get that together than I do for something different this year.
Regardless of what I end up going out as, I’m just glad I’m having so much fun this year!
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