It's hard to believe that Halloween 2014 is over, especially after how many costume ideas I had last month. I tend to forget that Halloween is only for one day, and when its over, there is that moment of "Wow...what am I going to do with all of this extra time now that I'm not trying out costumes or makeup for that one night of candy and fun?!". I think that Halloween 2014 was a great success though (unlike some of last years attempts...)! There were some good key elements that helped make it what it was. First, my work has a costume contest in the morning every year, so it's the perfect chance for me to wear a costume if I know I don't have a party to go to or plans for the night. The very first year I was working there, I actually won the costume contest (thanks to Amanda M. for her amazing costume-creation skills!). I didn't win this time (I think it's because I didn't have a hand-crafted costume this year), but I did get to wear my creepy contacts and startle a few people, which was enough to make me happy (it's the little things in life, you know?).
This was the first year I handed out candy to Trick Or Treaters at home. Sam's sister came over and brought dinner, so we didn't even have to make anything. We decorated the cars and doors with cobwebs, played my Halloween playlist, and drank wine together. While there weren't a lot of Trick or Treaters in our neighborhood, the ones who did come to our door all looked great and seemed to be having a blast, even if it was on the chilly side. I only wish we had a better light in our doorway so they could have seen my creepy contacts (I put them back in for the Trick or Treaters...because why should they be the only ones to get dressed up?!).
The angle from our doorway to our table is such that with the door open, we can't see all the way down, but we were able to see the reflections of people walking on the cars, so each time we saw movement, we all jumped up to race to the door and hold the basket for kids to grab a treat from. At one point however, Sam was walking past the door, noticed reflections, and ran towards me screaming "Walkers!" (I blame it on too much Walking Dead this past week...). I may have unintentionally thrown her aside (literally-she ran into me, so I grabbed her shoulders and tossed her towards the bean bag chair) to greet the probably confused kids outside (I also started questioning everything I thought I knew about my protection come any zombie apocalypse- here I thought I was all set and Sam would be taking care of everything...but after that outburst, I think I should learn how to protect myself seeing she froze up/ran screaming from the enemy...errr children...).
While I wore my Red Queen costume to work for the costume contest, I went with a more simple "Vampire" look for Trick or Treaters, throwing on my vampy styled coat (it was cold standing by the door!) and red contacts. I figured that would be a good combo since I got rid of my fangs from last year (they were too big for me - I'll have to find the "petite" fangs - for the tiny mouthed vampires out there) and would need some other subtle way to show that I "Vant to suck your blood!".
We ended the night watching a Halloween comedy and stuffing ourselves with leftover candy.
Can't wait to do it again next year- Only 362 days left!
How did you spend your Halloween?