The best Halloween costumes
I’m totally convinced that the best costumes out there are homemade. Not only are the kids looking great and having a blast, but you can see Mom or Dad hanging back in the bushes beaming with pride over their creativity. (Then there are the folks who are experts at tracking down truly outrageous costumes for a pittance on e-bay. They get kudos, too.)
When I was a kid, we all were pirates and ballerinas, ghosts and princesses and ugly witches. These days, however, it seems that kids and parents are getting incredibly creative with costumes and makeup and I just love opening the front door on Halloween. Here are a few of the more memorable costumes in our family:
My step-daughter once was an alarm clock with two big bells on her head.
My nephew over the years has been a large cup of water (with a PVC straw); a box of popcorn (think of stringing a tree at Christmas and moving the garlands of popcorn to the top of his head); and a bulldozer.
Two years ago, my grandson was the Empire State Building (it took forever to draw in all those windows!). Last year he was a Tivo box. He has decided to be a cup of Starbuck’s coffee this year.
I think my favorite of recent years was my co-worker who, draped in black cloth from head to toe, announced that she was “Death by Chocolate!”
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