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(Stolen directly from the instructions given at the full staff meeting I attended yesterday - give your name and your favorite Halloween costume.  I've expanded it a little...)

My name is Rebecca, and my favorite Halloween costume was when I went as the Headless Horseman in grade school.  I rigged my brother's football shoulder pads like a hat and got a long trench coat to button over the top of them, and carried my mom's wig stand around all day.

Other Halloween costumes of note from my childhood included: the classic witch, a flapper, an angel (recycling a holiday pageant look), and a lumberjack. 

Since I've been a grown up I tend to go with things that are less obviously a costume, but instead me looking like a funhouse-mirror version of me.  Like wearing my mom's LBD from the late 60's with the brunette bob wig she had bought at the time, which has made people shocked that I cut my hair or inspired at least one person to tell me I should dress like that all the time.

These days my standard Halloween costume is to dress punk/goth (continuing the me, but not quite me theme).  I own a lot of black clothes and safety pins which I combine, and then do my makeup and hair in a way that is much too labor intensive for every day but is always a little bit tempting to maintain.  I like the feeling of being just a half-step removed from my regular self for a day.  Perhaps enough small steps will take me somewhere entirely new.

What is/was your favorite Halloween costume?

Yay! glad you're playing again this season!!!! Welcome back!!!!

I'm a little worried about having enough time, but I figured I'd regret not starting it. Besides, all the cool kids seem to be doing it.

My favorite costume is one I saw at the bus-stop once. It was a man wearing a nun's habit over a pair of pinstripe trousers and carrying a briefcase. When I asked him what he was, can you guess his answer?

I cannot, and I need to know. I'm trying to come up with a pun about a nun giving him the business, but it's just not working.

The Headless Horseman costume sounds *very* cool! I was never that creative.

"I like the feeling of being just a half-step removed from my regular self for a day. Perhaps enough small steps will take me somewhere entirely new." Ooh... I like that a lot.

I was really proud of that costume, though it made being in classes pretty much useless for the day.


Well i like my sexy Alice from Alice in Wonderland costume this year :3. Welcome baaaack!

Whew, that sounds like quite the costume!

As far as I can remember, I've only dressed up once for Halloween. But when I was a kid, I envied my American peers for getting to do so every year AND getting candy for their efforts ^_~

It was fun, but a lot of work. I gave up on trick or treating in the fourth grade, and instead helped Mom shop for the candy we handed out and claimed all the leftovers.

Welcome back! I love this take - Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! :)

Good luck!

Thanks! The intro thing is always hard, I decided to try picking one thing this season instead of trying to cover a wider range.

I haven't often dressed up as an adult, but as a kid I had a great gypsy costume one year that might have been my favorite. Other years I went as a black cat- boring or classic, depending on your perspective.

I think I did gypsy once as a kid too, I remember being excited to wear makeup. Black cats are cute, I would go with classic.

This year is my first! I bought fairy wings on ebay to go with a pretty dress and my red Mary Janes :D

I hope your first year dressed up for Halloween goes well for you! Your outfit sounds cute.

Girl Wonder was my favorite Halloween costume. :)

Hello and good luck!

Somehow I've never dressed up as a super hero, which is weird given my comic book collection. Huh.

Hello back to you.

A WITCH. Look forward to reading your entries.

But were you a sexy witch like your icon?

My favorite was in '97 and I made my own costume. It was a remote control, and I cut the cardboard, cut out the little foam squares, used glow-in-the-dark glue to write the numbers (power, mute, volume, and channel changers as well). I won 2nd place in the school costume contest during the party that happened after school that day, it was lots of fun. ^^

That sounds cool. I always like the costumes that people put together on their own better than the ones that come out of a bag.

I wish I were better at dressing up -- this year I went as an apathetic college student, last year -- a black widow spider. OK but my friends are MUCH better at dressing up than me...

fun question in your intro!

One year when I had no ideas I just wore my pajamas and carried a teddy bear. Apathy has its place.

Welcome back!!! I am very happy to see you returning this season!

It's fun to see how many of us have chosen to go through this torture again.

That headless horseman does sound like a cool costume. I can't say I've had one that creative.

I don't remember why I decided I wanted to do that, but for several years both my brother and I invented our costumes from the Goodwill and around the house.

Janis Joplin, two years. Yes I sang "Mercedes Benz." Yes it was fabulous!

Awesome! Costumes that come with singing are even more fun.