Friend Friday: Halloween Fun!

Wow, I don’t even know where the year went but Halloween is a week away!  How crazy is that?

Halloween for me is a really fun holiday where you can really let your creativity loose and have a blast!  When I was a kid I used to go all out! I would always get together with my cousins and friends to  and I go Trick or Treating (no matter how cold it was!)  I even having a few parties here and there and my mom would decorate the basement of our house with cobwebs, spiders, and paper Frankensteins.  I’ve dressed up as everything from a ballerina, Tina Turner (big hair and all ya’ll!), JEM, and Shera.  When my brother and sister came along I had a blast dressing them up and taking them out to get loads of candy (while I got my cut for chaperoning!).  This holiday definitely has a lot of memories for me!

Girl Costume for Halloween
Do you have plans for Halloween? What will you dress up as this year? My plans for the Halloween weekend are still up in the air. On the actual day I’m really looking forward to the little kiddies knocking at the door for candy.  I love seeing their outfits and how their faces light up when you put candy in their bags. My husband is thinking of hiding out in the front yard dressed in his Immortal costume (the masked guys from the movie 300) and scares some of them as they walk up.  I think that would be awesome!

I’m going with my Greek Goddess costume I wore last year and probably get wig this time around.  If I had a big event to go to I will go all out with a new one but until then, I’ll keep recycling!

 

Greek Goddess Costume

My Greek Goddess Costume from Last Year

Where do you go for costume and makeup inspiration? When I have an idea of what I want to be, I’ll usually go to costume sites or look at movie stills to get my ideas.  Google is my best friend when it comes to that!

 

What was the best costume you’ve ever donned? Hmmm…I think the best costume I’ve worn to date would have to be when I was five and I went as JEM.  My mom got different temporary hair colors, blew my hair out, and went to town!  I had a denim mini and an off the shoulder top.  I have no idea where the pictures for that one is though :(

Halloween Zombie

Dressed as a Party Girl Zombie 2008

 

What’s the most creative costume you’ve ever seen?   I honestly can’t nail one particular costume that was the most creative but when I went to a Halloween parade two years ago in a community in Fort Lauderdale with a big gay community I saw the best costumes of my life!  I saw quite a few Dorothy’s from Wizard of Oz, Beyonces, Glenda the Good Witches, and even the Copper Tone Girl. There was also a group of about ten people who did a New Orleans inspired funeral procession, with a coffin and all dressed in so ghoulishly it was creepy but totally awesome!
No holds barred if you could dress up as anything, what would it be?

If I could go all out, I would dress like these ladies from my favorite movies/TV shows:

Natalie Dormer Tudors

Natalie Dormer from The Tudors (Photo courtesy of fanpop.com)

 

Dreamgirls

One of the Dreamgirls (Photo courtesy of blog.cleveland.com)

Halle Berry as Carmen Jones

Your turn!  What are your plans for Halloween? What’s your costume?