I have three questions I’d like to ask folks.
**1. *****What plans do you have for Halloween? ***I’m moving…I’ll be out of my present home by the 30th. But I’ve scheduled the flight for my wife and I (and the cats which is going to cost me an arm and a leg, and maybe one of my nuts…) for the 3rd because a friend of ours is throwing a Halloween Party and my wife and this woman are close. she really wants to go to the party, and since I don’t have to be at my next assignment until the tenth, screw it, we can spend one last weekend here.
But since we’re moving all of our stuff will be gone. The party is a horror/sci-fi themed one, so I’m going to use my long loeather trench coat and either use bandages to go as the Invisible Man…(or maybe “Darkman”…I have a fedora I can use) or Blade, the Vampire Hunter. Thing is, If I don’t ship one of Samuria swords with our stuff, I’ll have to ask a friend to mail it to me later.
My wife hasn’t made up her mind yet…but she wants to find a cheap costume we cna throw away idf we can’t fit it into our baggage. Another friend and his wife are going as Emperor Palpatine and Padme. They say their costumes are awesome. I kind of want to see this. A buddy of mine is going as Captain Picard. He actually looks like a young Patrick Stewart so that should be pretty cool.
2. What if any decorations do you do for Halloween? I used to dress up as the Grim Reaper and out tombstones in my yard. Everyone thought i was just a statue or something so when people went to my door I’d follow them up while my wife handed them candy and scare the bejeezys out of them when they turned around.
The coolest Halloween set ups I’ve ever seen were in New Jersey a few years back. A guy that lived a block away had made a makeshift UFO spaceship thingie in his yard. It was really well done. His family dressed up as aliens and they invited kids in to get their candy. I was amazed at the work they must have put into it. Those kids are lucky to have parents that went that far to have fun on Halloween with them.
There was also the guy that dressed up as Jason…with a fake chainsaw that made noise. He roamed the neighborhood and jumped out scaring random Halloweeners. I guess it could be said to be mean, but it was damned funny too watching him chase people down the street.
But I wish I had a picture of the one house, right outside of Ft. Monmouth. This guy dressed his whole yard up as a victorian era graveyard with manicans and everything as gravediggers. (and a grave that he must have dug himself). It was really cool looking.
3. Why don’t kids dress up as monsters anymore? For every scary costume I see on Halloween there are five or six superheroes or fairies or something. I don’t really have a problem with it, its just that when I was a kid…(which was a looooong time ago) we always were Ghosts, werewolves, or vampires…once I went out as the Devil! You don’t really see that anymore.