Is it too early to start thinking about Halloween? Apparently not according to retailers. But if you go by the retailers, I should probably be putting up my Christmas tree.
Anyway, back to Halloween. Halloween is not a big thing for me, I could take it or leave it frankly, but for several months now, Sean has been saying he wants to dress up as a pirate for Halloween. So being the over-involved, over-engaged mother that I am, I have been looking at pirate costumes at said local retailers and oh my goodness! – $30! No way people. And it’s not just the money, it’s the principal. You know whenever someone says it’s the principal, it’s the money. Only cheap people stand on principal. And that would be me. Not that there is anything wrong with it. Disclaimer, etc.
When I was growing up, and given that was a few years back, we made our own costumes and that was half the fun. We’d go through the Goodwill bag (which was ironic since most of our stuff came from Goodwill) and cobble together an outfit of sorts and then we’d crowd around the bathroom mirror and draw blood on our face with a tube of mom’s old lipstick. No matter what you were going as, it required a trickle of lipstick blood — and there is nothing more frightening than Raggedy Ann with a facial flesh wound.
So I’m undecided on the pirate costume – to make or to buy. To make one would require a substantial amount of effort on my part that could be better spent sitting. To buy one would mean spending $30 that could be better spent on me.
Do you celebrate Halloween? If so, do you make or buy costumes for you/your kids? What did you go as when you were a kid? Did you buy or make your costume? What’s your favorite Halloween candy? Or just make up your own Halloween question and answer it. I’m flexible.