Hi and welcome to Friday Fun Facts! Come play along and learn something new about me, and I’ll learn something new about you.
Each Friday I will post a question (something fun, maybe a bit quirky, it’s Friday after all) and include my answer. You can join the fun and post your own answer by clicking the comment button below!
Since we are in the haunting month of October, I have geared my questions toward subjects pertaining to Halloween! Since this is the last Friday of the month this is our big finale. I’m sad to see October is about over, but looking forward to Turkey Day month! YUM 🙂
One of my favorite parts of Halloween as an adult is seeing the costumes. Before I was married I would purposely stay home on Halloween to pass out candy. I loved seeing all the unique and different costumes kids came up with. Some homemade with such imagination, some funny, some scary, some purchased from the store and even a few that I’m sure had to be rented, they were so elaborate.
When I had my own kids, it was so much fun to have them dress up and more often than not our costumes were homemade, put together out of bits and pieces that we bought, borrowed or made out of something in the house. Even if the kids wanted a costume from the store, it seemed like we would personalize it somehow. I loved going out with them and seeing what all the other trick or treaters wore.
Since we live in the country, we’ve never had a trick or treater come to the house. And now that my kids are grown and I don’t go with them into town to make the rounds, I have to say I truly miss seeing all the kids dressed up in their finest gear.
Anyway, I was thinking about this the other day when I was in the grocery story and noticed the huge bins filled with all the yummy Halloween candy. I can’t tell you the last time I bought a bag. Why bother when I’d end up eating it all myself? Lol
This got me thinking about Halloween when I was a kid. I started to remember all the fun and excitement in our house on that wonderful night. From the time my siblings and I stepped down from the school bus, we were preparing for our night out. Now my brother and sister were older and it always seemed to me that they had the best costumes. Most of the time we made our own costumes, but I do remember a few times they were purchased from the store.
I can easily remember my worst costume. One I’m sure my mom regretted buying as I whined. lol Anyway, my mom bought my sister and I matching costumes (thanks Mom). I don’t think either of us were too happy about it. We were witches, complete with a black dress, pointy hat and one of those flimsy plastic masks that pinched and poked the skin on your face. They were hot and hard to see out of when you were walking. And forget about talking…you had to lift them up to hold a conversation in between houses, but I do remember sticking my tongue out a lot through the little slit for your mouth, and I also remember cutting it. Guess I deserved it after torturing my mom with my complaints. lol Anyway, I hated (yes, I know that’s a strong word, but it about sums up my feelings) that costume. And I think the main reason was that damn mask. 🙂 The only wonderful thing that came out of that torturous costume was that someone along the line must’ve despised them as much as I did, because I don’t see those types of masks in the store any longer. YAY! 🙂 🙂 🙂
Okay, so I told you the worst costume, which only means I had to have had a favorite. Right? Well, of course! I can actually remember I loved this awesome costume my sister made. I can’t remember now if she was a gypsy or a belly dancer, but she had all kinds of beautiful silk scarves and bangle bracelets and makeup. She looked amazing. As for me, I don’t think I found my favorite costume until I was at a work Halloween party in my early twenties. I ended up going as a Sexy Devil…lol…I had a wonderful short red dress, black fishnet stockings, horns and a red silk mask over my eyes. Okay, not very kid-like, but I loved that costume and I had a great time the night I wore it *wink*
Which brings me to my final question for the month of October…
…..Drum roll, please….Today’s Friday Fun Fact question is…
Everyone has a favorite and a worst Halloween costume. One that we stomped our feet at as our mom or dad poured us into it while we argued and fought the entire way. And of course the favorite one that we wore to school (or to a party when we were older…hehehe) that we could’ve worn all night long and never taken off. Share with me your worst and best Halloween costumes.
I cant’ wait to read your comments and thanks for playing along!