Photo credit: Junkii
That’s me as a faery and Steve as a deathly peanut – peanuts are Steve’s worst nightmare afterall. It’s pretty much the scariest costume in his world.
Every year for the past five years our friends Rockr and Junkii have had a Wig Party for Halloween. Your admission in the door is a wig on your head – or face wearing one of the dreadful punishment wigs!
This year, because my hair is still so novel to me, I couldn’t bring myself to wear a wig. Also, I’ve always wanted to be a woodland faery and I thought my hair was perfect for the part! So instead of a wig, I embroidered colourful thread through some of my dreads, and sprinkled feathers throughout. You can sort of see my wings in the above picture – they’re a gorgeous blue and green and they’re shaped like dragonfly wings – perfect right?! We weren’t sure until a couple days before what Steve was going to be. When we saw the peanut costume, we just knew – it was perfect too. So we got him a dorky wig that matched to fulfill the wig requirement.
Check out Rockr and Junkii’s blog to see some of the other amazing costumes.
So the party was on Saturday, which left us available on Halloween (Sunday) to hand out candy to the little kiddies. I LOVE handing out candy to the little kiddies. Usually I dress up. Last year was my first Halloween handing out candies here and I was so disappointed at the turnout – 10 to 15 kids, max. In high school, my family lived in Kemptville and we lived in the only subdivision in town. The kids were trucked in from all the surrounding towns to our neighbourhood – they actually posted police cars at either end of the street to block cars from driving down because the street was so full of children. So we got minimum 100 kids coming to our door every year. I loved it! Steve and I live in a subdivision and there are lots of kids around, but again this year we only got 18 kids (we counted) – what gives?! Next year I’m going to somebody else’s house. I’m going to be real strategic about it – I’ll start quizzing my friends ahead of time and see who gets oodles of kids, and whether or not they like giving out candy – I don’t want to have competition answering the door.
Speaking of being strategic – Steve informed me last night that if I handed out 2-2.5 candies per kid, based on his calculations, we would have enough candies for all the kids as well as a little bit leftover for us. He had actually done the math. Nerd.
What were you for Halloween this year?