Another one of my cards that I made - available at http://lisianblue.etsy.com
When my kids were little, I made their costumes. One year, I made a snowwhite dress for my daughter - and my son - was a space alien of sorts. One of my favorite costumes I came up with. I took one of his one piece pajamas - oh I think he was maybe 2 or 3, and added a felt collar, and sewed different colors of yarn to a strip of bias tape, then put that down the sleeves. Took a headband and wrapped a couple of pipe-cleaners around it - with the majority of them sticking up and added a styrofoam ball to each that had glitter glued all over them. then some little black boots. A little bit of makeup - It was all cheap and fun to put together! He looked so cute!
So what is it about Halloween that makes it so fun. The candy - well yeah that's part of it. Dressing up and getting to be someone - something we aren't - that was definitely part of it. Part of it is a link back my ancestors - although certainly changed - and usually not acknowledged - that's where it started. Back in the pagan days, no not satanic, no not evil, just different. It's fun going from house to house to get treats -
It's not fun walking around a mall and getting cheap candy that is the same from store to store. It's fun to see what your friends are dressed up as. I kind of remember a few times doing a parade sort of thing in elementary school - everyone took turns going from class to class - just a a parade sort of thing to check out everyones costumes.
I still enjoy dressing up. And I really enjoy decorating outside around my apartment. I love the comments as the kids come by. Last year, I sat outside for a while. I think some of the kids thought I was a fake witch - they would walk right past me and knock on the door. That was fun.
Maybe I'll try to start decorating soon. The people next door to me already have a few things out. I'm not sure I'll get a lot of decorating done this year - just not much energy.