I had some fun creating a CI Reyna Castle Book into a Wizard / Halloween book of sorts last night. I’m teaching some classes up in New Hampshire right before Halloween and wanted to make a fun class that people could put to use right away. Here is the result:
Of course, this got me thinking ahead to Halloween. I’ll admit, it is one of my favorite holidays. Started mostly because my birthday is the day after (how scary is that? I AGE at midnight on Halloween night) – so it seemed growing up and even today that I always had the most wonderful celebrations to look forward to.
I never liked haunted houses. I don’t like people reaching out and grabbing me. Ick! And horror flicks have never been my thing. But to see a bunch of people shed their ‘selves’ for a night and play dressup. It is pretty fun to see a Corporate Banker as a pirate. Hmmmm. Our neighborhood has had some amazing parties for the adults every year. I’m sure this year will be no different. Here are some favorite pictures from Halloween’s past:
and Neil, Diane and I as the Matrix ‘twins’ and Trinity.
I love dress-up. I love to facepaint, which in recent years has been well utilized for our neighborhood gatherings. And I love to scare the neighborhood kids. They’ve come to expect it!
Neil really gets into the spirit of things. I probably paint him three different ways for Halloween celebrations at work and around town.
So I ordered the kids’ costumes tonight. We have a Darth Vadar (Cameron), a Bunny (Courtney), and a ‘silvermist’ fairy (Brianna).
Interesting that last year we had Superman (Cameron), Little Bo Peep (Courtney) and a Fairytopia fairy (Brianna). Hmmm, we’ve gone from superhero so supervillian. Pink/White and Cute remains, and still have a fairy in our midst.
Like I said, I love Halloween. Now I have a few more reasons to love it!
And speaking of dressup – I booked our trip to Disney for February 2008 during Winter Break. The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is opening up in Cinderella’s Castle (tomorrow?). You know I was first in line to book an appointment for our trip! Woo Hoo! I’m going to enjoy these little kid years for as long as I can and to the fullest.
Who knows what I’ll be this year, but I have to admit, I’m thinking Neil would look awesome as Davey Jones. Besides the face paining, I think I could rig my blonde wig to work as the tendrils with some Ranger color wash application!
What are you and yours going to do for dress-up this year?