Did you dress up to go to a party? I did. I love Halloween. I love the costumes, the candy, the ornaments...it just brings back fun memories from my childhood. Every year, my mother or a grandmother would make me a costume and then with friends we would walk miles trick-or-treating and when we were young with my dad following us for safety reasons. It was so fun. I remember so much excitement and anticipation for the event and then I would never eat any of the scads of candy I collected because, weird child that I was, I was convinced that some pieces might be poisoned. So the candy would sit in my room until Easter when my mom tossed it.
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Given that I always had a made costume, I can't now bring myself to buy a costume. I am fine with sourcing a costume through items found at a thrift store or making one. However, for a Halloween costume, the making should be minimal. Thrifting a costume seemed like too much work so I made one. I went for a simple costume as a Greek goddess. It was an easy breezy costume which required minimal sewing. By minimal sewing, I mean 2 seams and 2 buttons sewn on for decoration and my peplos was done. My belt was a leather and velvet piece I had made a couple of years ago for something else but it didn’t work so it went into the stash. This outfit had a lot of pluses but also a lot of minuses. It certainly was not the ubiquitous sexy Halloween costume….hello, I have 5 yards of fabric wrapped around my body. I think this costume adds about 20 pounds to my look. However, it was really cool and since the night I wore it it was 72 degrees out well after midnight, it was a good choice in that respect. Besides, no dreaded foundation garments such as corsets were required! A major plus if I may say so.
Here's hoping that everyone who had to experience Sandy are doing well, recovering and if necessary rebuilding. Out here on the left coast, I could only look at pictures and imagine what it was like.