Ghosts or Goblins?:
I’ve always liked ghosts. Not sure where it started, but I have memories of watching Space Ghost, and I think the little ghosts in Pacman are super cute. I’ve seen nearly every single episode of Ghost Hunters and have the original t-shirt.
Zombies or Vampires?:
Scott’s all into zombies, I think they’re dumb. I know, I know, half of you out there hate me now, zombies are *the thing*, I know. And believe it or not, I haven’t seen a single Twilight movie. I like old timey vampire spoofs, and I’ve been impatiently waiting for this one to hit pay per view. I saw the preview on a Dish ad this morning, so I’m very excited.
And this one.
Witches or Hags?:
Let’s just skip to the really cool ELVIRA. I love her. Click pic to get to her facebook.
Werewolves or Frankenstein?:
Sometimes it only takes one time to create an undying classic. I love me some Rocky Horror.
Black Cats or Bats?:
BOTH. This goes way back to grade school. The compulsion to buy black and orange construction paper, little scissors, and glue is pretty overwhelming this time of year. I have the cookie cutters, definitely. And we had black cats growing up, with names like Midnight and Cosmic Creepers, and we keep bat houses around the yard.
Trick or Treat?:
Big ol’ combo on this one, when the kids were young we used to save up all kinds of stuff to put into the candy bowl- barbie doll shoes we couldn’t find mates for, broken crayons, mardi gras necklaces, hotel soaps, old Christmas candy, leftover party favors from birthdays, ketchup packets, play money, you name it, we grabbed it and mixed it in. We were the hottest candy house on the street for a few years. Really miss that.
Candy Corn or Candy Apples?:
Popcorn balls!!!!! I make them by the gallons. I have a really awesome recipe. And lately we’re getting into Halloween themed cupcakes. Last year I tried to make mummies and they turned out looking like the Taliban, and my sister made cute little hatchets with toothpicks and foil and stuck them in the cupcakes to make them ‘bleed’.
Do you like to dress up for Halloween?:
The easiest and coolest thing I’ve ever done is lightly stroke mascara down the tiny fuzz on my face to create 3D whiskers. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been told that I screwed up because my eyebrows were too neat.
What were you last year for Halloween?:
A pastry chef for someone else’s party, mainly. The kids on this street grew up and moved away long ago. We got two little kids and that was it. I was glad I didn’t dress up, although I wore my Ghost Hunters t-shirt all over town.
What are you going to be this year?:
No plans at all on that yet. Scott did this one year. Yeah, it really did scare some little kids. He looks kinda psychotic.
Favorite costume you have ever worn?:
My fave story EVER is from over where I used to live a long time ago, people get pretty crazy when they live too far outa town. One guy took his front door off and replaced it with a cheap fake door with a knob, and when a bunch of little kids knocked on the door (they travel in big groups when the houses are few and far between), he fired up a chainsaw inside the house and sawed right down the middle of that door. That’s right, they ALL ran screaming. Really wish I could have seen that.
How do you spend your Halloween?:
Is this not the ~coolest~ Halloween video you’ve ever seen?
Are you or are you not going trick or treating this year?:
I once made my kid go out on a blustery cold wet night with a billowing cape, drove her around the neighborhood with a pillowcase in the pickup to unload into, hit every door that was lit for nearly two hours, and she made out like a bandit because no one else was showing up in that weather, several people dumped their whole bowl into her little bucket. We actually filled the pillow case, and one old guy even gave her money. She wound up with a raging case of strep, but we had free candy for months.
Did or do you pull Halloween pranks?:
One year she dressed up as a medic with scrubs and gloves and mask (I was in nursing school that year), and I let her use my stethoscope, and she came home with a wicked latex reaction on her hands that lasted for weeks. You guys be really careful with those costumes.
Do you believe in ghosts?:
They get out of my way. Yes, I have awesome true ghost stories. No, I’m not going to tell them right now.
Do you decorate your home for Halloween?:
We did that for years, and then a couple years ago we gathered it all up and gave it away and junked the rest because the kids moved out a couple years before that, and then last year someone wanted to borrow it all… I’m not in the habit of keeping stuff around in the event someone might want to use it sometime in their life, but that was one time I wish I had. I think Halloween parties are the funnest to go to.