We had the unexpected pleasure of Halloween night with temperatures in the 50’s during the evening. I say unexpected as one plans a Halloween costume that fits over a snowsuit in Colorado. The girls enjoyed store bought Cinderella costumes this year complete with white gloves and scepters. They both had parties at school and my wife’s office sponsored a party as well. As has become a tradition for us going on at least 4 years now, we dressed up and headed to Chipotle for Boorito. The rest of the evening was trick-or-treating and receiving trick-or-treaters.
I have read a few blogs and have discussions at home regarding risqué costumes for Halloween. I guess for a given Halloween party or night club that is probably appropriate if you have the physique for it. However, I was quite surprised to see mini-skirts at Chipotle.
My favorite costumes are when a group of people put together a theme such as three little pigs and the big bad wolf or Goldilocks and the three bears. I also made out a triathlon with one person dressed as a swimmer, another as a cyclist and a third as a runner.
I really need to work on a better Halloween costume as I will continue to participate in Halloween with the children. In the past I have done scrubs, polyester suits, tie-dyed clothes, and even traditional Indian clothes. I have also pulled off a couple of outfits with capes. It wouldn’t be too hard for me to put together sports outfits like baseball player or basketball player. However, I would like to put together a solid vampire or Frankenstein outfit. A cape and tuxedo or coat with heavy shoulder pads should not be that hard to find and complimented with some make up could be a lot of fun.
My wife usually tries to do a current events outfit which always has mixed results. It is a very fine line between clever and stupid, but she puts a lot of thought into staying on the side of clever.