Jack-o-lantern on a front stoop in Beacon Hill. Awesome, right?
You know how there are those people out there, who just LOVE Halloween? Like, have the PERFECT intricate, well-thought-out and clever costume picked out (or hand made), and have outfitted their apartment/house/living space with spooky, creepy decor? Maybe I’m talking about you, and if I am, that’s OK, I’m actually a bit envious of your creativity and your self-confidence to design and wear that “stimulus package” costume (yes, use your imagination), or the hot tub time machine, or double rainbow (complete with the drugged out dude filming)! But I am just not that person; I never even really cared about trick or treating (my parents would never let us have all the candy we collected anyway, and the candy we were allowed to keep was rationed out to us over the following YEAR- which averaged to about one piece every week and a half which was kind of hard to get excited about), and I especially did not care about dressing up. For a self-conscious, shy, and above all, indecisive youth like I was, Halloween is kind of the WORST holiday. More often than not, I ended up wearing some form of a pervious year’s dance recital costume last minute, because I just could not think of something else I REALLY wanted to be, and just felt totally embarrassed by my lack of creativity. It only got worse as I got older, as the selection for costumes seemed to narrow to two options: “sexy __(insert random profession here)___” or “
unattractive boring other option,” and I was never excited with EITHER.
This year I got a GREAT idea from my super-creative brother- a costume that actually had special significance to me in two ways: something I love to eat, and a nod to where I am from. After about $26 worth of arts and craft supplies (colored foam sheets, upholstery foam, tissue paper, and glue), I left the apartment for a fun Halloween party next door, feeling pretty confident and excited about my costume as…
A CALIFORNIA ROLL!!!!!!
Hope you all had a great Halloween, with tasty treats, and fun costumes!