Monday, October 25, 2010

HALLOWEEN CONTEST


In the spirit of the season, I'm holding a contest to give away a ghoulish cozy:

Just leave a comment telling me about your all-time favorite Halloween costume, and I'll pick a winner.

Can't wait to hear about your favorites!

Sheila

8 comments:

  1. That cozy is adorable! I am one of the perhaps rare persons for whom a tea cozy is an essential piece of equipment, used several times daily.

    My favorite costume: One year my son dressed as a headless lumberjack, carrying his own real head in his hands. That one scared small children, stopped traffic, and had several people scrambling for their cameras.

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  2. One year, one of my friends went to an impromptu Halloween party dressed as an "unemployed actor." He wore jeans, a black turtle neck, a knit scarf and a haughty air. His expression said, "Don't talk to me unless you are an artist." Luckily the party was in Manhattan and there were lots of acting folks there, so everyone "got it."

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  3. My favorite is one my husband (a self-proclaimed computer geek) wore a year or two ago. He went as a rapper--bling, fake tattoos, too big pants, etc, and he had converted a bunch of Dr. Suess books into raps.

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  4. I don't dress up for Halloween, never have, but I like to see what other folks come up with. Dr. Suess as a rapper?--Hilarious!!

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  5. SO cute!

    My favorite costume is one we did for my son when he was in preschool. He wanted to be a bush. Don't ask me why! I got him a brown sweat suit and we wrapped garland after garland after garland or fall leaves around him (artfully, of course). Added a little leafy hat and VOILA! he was a bush. He LOVED it and it's still his favorite to date.

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  6. A few years back there was a fad to put plastic flamingos on your front yard in one particular suburb. The "fill your yard with pink flamingos" competition got pretty fierce and debate raged. Is it art, or is it just tacky? Most of us agreed that it was just tacky, especially since flamingos are not common in central Canada. One Hallowe'en, a friend dressed up as a butcher with the big knife and bloody apron and a necklace of severed plastic flamingo heads. It was hilarious and he won the costume contest.

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  7. When I was around 23, I went to a costume party. I wore a very realistic 'old lady' latex mask with my eyelashes outside the slits for eyes and bought a Victorian dress with an old purse and granny shoes. Well, I really looked and acted the part. . . all night. The mask was so hot and walking bent over all night was great for the party but very bad for me. I couldn't take the mask off because I was soaked under it and by the time I was ready to leave, I felt ill with shivers, etc. It was memorable in many ways.

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  8. I am a member of the Red Hat Society. So in true form last year I was a Red Hat Diva Devil. I wore a red dress and instead of a red cape, I have a purple one. I had the boa, all the bling bling, and red horns over a red hat. I carried a purple sparkly pitchfork. Not sure how to top that this year. Happy Halloween!

    texasjayne@aol.com

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