I can’t help thinking, as I don my demon horns and makeup, am I getting too old for Halloween? Am I getting too old to dress up? The only answer I can come up with is hell no. And it’s really more like HELL NO!
I love Halloween. It’s always been my favorite holiday. I love dressing up and becoming someone or something else for a time. We get really creative in my family and I love that it’s brought my family closer because of the time we spend putting our costumes together, making certain pieces from scratch, painting, sewing, gluing, and finding that one specific element that just makes the whole costume work.
When I was little, my mother made my costumes, and they were fabulous. I was Cleopatra once, she made my gold dress with a black sequin trim and took me to Hollywood Toys & Costumes on Hollywood Blvd. for my headdress. I still have it, it was that amazing. Another year I was a can-can girl. I really just wanted a super big and colorful skirt with multi-colored ribbon on the underside, and that’s exactly what she made me.
My mother always told me I could be whatever I wanted, and so on Halloween, I was. There were even numerous birthday parties I had that were costume parties because I couldn’t decide what awesome thing to be for Halloween and since my birthday is in December, I got to be multiple things the same year 🙂
My daughters are 20 & 17 and they still dress up as well. I definitely think that it’s just a part of our lives and not just something that comes along once a year.