It’s October. The stores are littered with Halloween candy, costumes and decorations, along with general autumn decor. As my daughter pointed out yesterday, Christmas decorations are also on display in the stores already. It’s a confusing time of year. Should I pull out my Halloween decorations or my fall season items? Well, since I have limited quantities of both and not enough to go around, I’ll probably just combine them. I’ll leave the Christmas tinsel for at least November, some time after I take down the Halloween tidbits.
The original concept behind Halloween was based on superstitions about evil spirits and hauntings. It is now a widely celebrated American excuse for candy and costume parties for children and adults alike. It’s spread to many other countries as well.
My husband and I are attending our first Halloween costume party since the kids were born (provided we can find a babysitter), and I’m trying to decide a costume theme. I often wear a simple accessory or two, such as a witch hat or cat ears, whiskers and a tail when handing out candy to the children. The last time my husband and I attended a costume party, I dressed as an angel all in white, and he was a handsome devil. This year, here are a few of the ideas I’m contemplating:
- Hellboy and Liz Sherman
- Edward and Bella from Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series, specifically the Breaking Dawn version of Bella. I actually prefer Alice and Jasper, but characters from books are obscure enough to the general audience, whereas peripheral characters would surely never be recognized at our neighborhood party.
- A replay of the angel and devil ensemble
Please feel free to offer suggestions!