All of our costumed festivities took place over the weekend. Things I learned:
- None of our friends here have seen Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog, which was quite disappointing. Nobody?? Maybe somebody we didn't run into at the party.
- When you dress up like a movie star, you just end up feeling either too tall and fat (women) or too skinny (men). I mean, I do have like 6 inches and 40 pounds on Felicia Day, so it's not like I was hoping to really look like her. But even just googling pictures of her outfit so I could choose mine, then seeing pictures of other normal people dressed like her, Dr Horrible, and Captian Hammer...was almost enough to make me not want to do it. But not quite. Bam:
- Oooh, you want to see pictures of my CHILD dressed up? Like, you know, like the point of Halloween? You'll have to wait. Still on the camera.
And some All Hallow's Eve tidbits:
- Chocolate: The Bitter Truth - Unfortunately, I was all on top of things and had already purchased all of my Halloween candy by the time this story started making the rounds. I'll be interested to hear some good alternatives to child slavery chocolate.
- So, if you can disasterfy things, can you holidify them? I feel like Halloween has exploded in the last few years. I like dressing up as much as the next person--OK, judging by all the next people, maybe I like dressing up a little less. Anyway, Mr Challies has an interesting hypothesis: Halloween and our search for community.
- And finally, a slight rant from someone I think is interesting: Halloween is NOT a pagan holiday--boycotts unnecessary!