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7 years ago  ::  Oct 31, 2007 - 2:23PM #1
Seshen
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A few years back, I was at the mall shopping, and there was a children’s costume contest going on.  The host of the contest was bringing kids on stage and asking them about their costumes.  One little girl (around 5) was dressed as the most adorable witch.  Apparently, however, this was not HER idea.  When the host asked her, “so, honey, who are you dressed as this year?,” the little girl’s reply was an emphatic, gritted-teeth, not-happy, “I’m a BUNNY!”
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7 years ago  ::  Nov 01, 2007 - 11:18AM #2
PomegranateStaindGrn
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Cute topic - and story!

When my daughter was 4 I decided to dress her up as a Harlequin clown. She had an adorable satin outfit of bright pink and white and a little hat to match. I painted her face white and put little gems at her nose, above her eyes, at her chin, and each cheek, then painted in some colors and swirls. She looked so cute. Then we decided to take the whole thing one step further and turn her into a puppet. I sewed a long string to each ankle (on the costume!) and each wrist (again, of the costume!) and then brought the strings together and stapled them to two paint sticks crossed over each other for the puppet master, my husband, to "manipulate" his puppet.

We all piled into the car after this 2 hour preparation, went to the mall where they were handing out candy in a warm environment (one stop shopping as I like to think of it), and took our little Harlequin puppet inside for her feast of candy!

She went down one side of a small section of the mall and had had enough of people staring and getting tangled up in string! So after 2 hours of prep time, 10 minutes and Halloween was over for her! lol

I guess mommy costumes are really only fun for mommy. lol
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7 years ago  ::  Nov 01, 2007 - 3:38PM #3
Seshen
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This year,  I filched my daughter's college grad robe, tossed in a hat, draped my husband's wedding stole, and took my skull cane.  Here is the result:

http://community.beliefnet.com/upimg/d1 … tume07.jpg
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7 years ago  ::  Nov 01, 2007 - 3:59PM #4
Feinics
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grest costume! very inventive! :)
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7 years ago  ::  Nov 01, 2007 - 5:08PM #5
Dromahair
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Many years ago I worked in a mall and we did the whole handing out candy gig as well.  I worked at a comic shop so I borrowed an unsold rubber mask of an alien (green with a giant brain case) that fit me perfectly - with a little green makeup added to my eyelids it didn't really look like a mask at all.  Added black robes silver gloves and a silver collar-thingy and I was good to go.  Roughly 7 and a half feet of Alien Overlord come down to hand out candy to the masses.

Most of the kids (and not a few of their parents) got a kick out of it.  But one little girl (all of five at a guess) took one look at me and went into a conniption as I leaned over her to try and drop candy into her bag.

Her parents who had been talking to some other folks and paying little attention to their daughter noticed and swept her up into their comforting arms.

Or so I thought.

After calling their friends over the girls father said, "Hey, watch this!" and then held her out towards me at arms length whereupon she once again burst into hysterics.  Really wanted to bop both her parents as they stood laughing at her distress.
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7 years ago  ::  Nov 02, 2007 - 12:30AM #6
John_T_Mainer
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Had to knock a costume together in a hurry as what I had planned on using got added to the halloween decorations by my enterprising daughters.  I ended up belting on my sword, taking my black cloak and one of my tunics, topping with a deaths head and going as a deathknight.  I added my spear, which has a six foot white shaft and I added bells to the head so that it rang as we walked (for visability etc while trick or treating) .   Cheesy, but worked with the stuff on hand.

I was escorting my youngest two (one as a baby chick and the second as a drowned zombie from the Titanic) and two of the neighbors daughters (one Hermione and a 3yr old pumpkin) in the rounds of the neighborhood when some teenage boys thought it would be fun to shake down the unescorted kids for their candy.  As I crossed the street to speak to the four teenage boys who were terroizing the little kids with their plastic knives and axes one of them turned and asked what I was supposed to be, the grim reaper?

Never being one to resist a straight line, I swept my spear through a quick arc above the boys heads, slicing cleanly through the branches and showering them with the severed branches.  Dropping the blade in line with the apparent leader, I dropped my voice to the coldest rasp I could manage, and growled that death wanted them to play nice tonight.  The four beat feet in a hurry, and one releived little Snow White said "Thank you Mr Death"

I burst our laughing as the children resumed their trick or treating, perfectly accepting that death came by to make sure that Halloween was running OK.  My own crew thought no more of the event either, and we resumed our trick or treating.

How amazing is an evening in which the littlest children can accept death walking amongst them to ensure they don't get their candy stolen?  It kind of restores your faith.

It also probably means I watched WAY too many really bad sixties horror movies, but thats no surprise.
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7 years ago  ::  Nov 02, 2007 - 1:08AM #7
Innerpoint
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[QUOTE=John_T_Mainer;39615] It also probably means I watched WAY too many really bad sixties horror movies, but thats no surprise.[/QUOTE]
ROTFL!!  Yeah, but weren't they fun?!?
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7 years ago  ::  Nov 02, 2007 - 2:36PM #8
Sacrificialgoddess
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[QUOTE=Seshen;38525]This year,  I filched my daughter's college grad robe, tossed in a hat, draped my husband's wedding stole, and took my skull cane.  Here is the result:

http://community.beliefnet.com/upimg/d1 … tume07.jpg[/QUOTE]

Seshen!  You look awesome, girl! 

I was going to dress up, but then, half way through the day, I got a fever that was just past 100 degrees by the time I got off work, so I went home, and because I get a little... emotional when I have a fever, I cried because I hadn't bought any halloween candy and therefore had "ruined" halloween. My husband just rolled his eyes and tried to put me to bed, but then I cried because I wasn't going to be able to watch the Great Pumpkin on TV, and you know it is not Halloween without the Great Pumpkin.  Do you know, that sweet man went out and somewhere found a copy of the Great Pumpkin on DVD, so I could watch it in our bedroom!  Of course, the minute he put it in the player, I was sound asleep, but I think that is what he wanted me to do, so it is okay.  It just goes to show, I am married to the most wonderful man in the world.  :D
And it also goes to show that Kari with a fever is an incredibly frightening thing!  :eek:
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7 years ago  ::  Nov 05, 2007 - 4:38PM #9
Seshen
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[QUOTE=sacrificialgoddess;40601]Seshen!  You look awesome, girl!  [/QUOTE]

Thanks!  And all free.  You can't beat free.  What you cannot see is the frightening 1980's nightclub makeup I have on (raccoon Egyptian eyes, over-blush, etc).  And to think in my 20's I used to go out like that in public, on purpose, in broad daylight. 

The costume went over well at work.  Of course, I'd gotten them prepared by the painted, glittery Mexican calavera skulls on my desk.  ;)

Sorry to hear you were sick!  But what a nice gesture on his part.  For me, it's not December without the Muppet Christmas Carol.
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7 years ago  ::  Nov 05, 2007 - 4:55PM #10
Sacrificialgoddess
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Yes, Muppet Christmas Carol is a wonderful thing!  Except to my best friend, who finds the muppets terrifying!
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