Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

1)      What was your favorite Halloween costume as a kid?
My mom made all my costumes for me.  I won many contests.  I was Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck.  I was Wednesday Addams one year and a prairie girl the next.  My favorite costume was probably Daisy Duck.  Here are some of the costumes of my youth: 

Genie 1992 (and, yes, those are balloons in my pants)

Black cat with GIANT glasses, welcome to 1991
Daisy Duck 1990
Leave me a comment and let me know what your famorite childhood costume was.  I would love to hear from you!
2)      If you could go back and dress up as something what would it be?
I have never dressed up as a witch.  I always wanted to because it seemed like the “it” costume.  Now that I’m an adult, I figure I’ll keep the *itch trend going and just not be one.  ;)

3)      Favorite costume as an adult?
I love the costume I wore to a party a few days ago.  I went as a black widow—the actual arachnid.  I was unsuccessful at finding a picture.  I know pictures were taken, but Facebook is failing me right now. Here’s a crappy picture I took with my iPhone during my “trial run” instead:

I looked damn sexy!

Drinking tequila with a big girl straw

4)      Favorite Halloween candy?
I love, love those black and orange peanut butter taffy candies.  What was even better about having these as a favorite was no one else did!  All your candies belong to me!  Seriously, my friends willingly gave me these candies as if they were worthless.  Kids those days…
My least favorite candy is jujubes.  They are too hard and kind of minty tasting to me.

5)      Favorite Halloween memory?
My family and another family we were close with dressed up as the entire Addams family.  I was Wednesday Addams, Gomez and Morticia were played by the Calderones, my dad was Uncle Fester, my mom was Cousin It, the Calderone’s two boys dressed as Pugsley and Lurch, and my three-year old brother was dressed as a dog.  I know.  A dog. 

6)      Favorite scary movie?
House on Haunted Hill.  “Oh hi guys.  So here’s the deal.  You guys go to this house over here. It was actually an asylum that was shut down in the 30s, but neither here nor there.  If you can make it the whole night, you each get $1,000,000.  Deal?”
Plot:  The film is set in an abandoned asylum. The head of the facility performed grotesque experiments and medical procedures on the patients, killing many in the process. The hospital was closed in 1931 after the patients escaped from their cells, killing almost the entire staff  and burning the hospital. All the patients died, their souls rumored to be trapped there forever. Vannacutt had rigged the building with numerous iron gates, activated by cranks and levers, to serve as barriers to keep patients from leaving the building, should they escape; some of these were controlled by huge, clock-like timers that wouldn't open for twelve hours. During the fire, he released these gates, keeping the inmates, employees and the fire itself contained. After several unexplained deaths during reconstruction of the facility, it was dubbed "The House on Haunted Hill". (wikilink here)
I haven’t seen the 1959 version yet.  I’m going to put that in my netflix queue right now.  I love Vincent Price. 

Happy Halloween everyone!

1 comment:

  1. Hmmmm. Let me think...

    1. My favorite costume as a kid wasn't actually a Halloween costume - it was my tutu for my dance recital when I was in about fourth or fifth grade. I took dance for four years, but it was the only recital the school gave while I took ballet and tap. Runner-up for favorite costume was also not for Halloween - it was a quasi-Renaissance dress for Shakespeare Festival in ninth grade. I can't actually remember any of my Halloween costumes when I was a kid, now that I think about it.

    2. I can't really think of anything I'd like to go back and dress up as. I was a horrible little adult when I was a kid, and didn't like dressing up much. I'm better now, and I dress up fairly frequently as a member of the SCA.

    3. My favorite costume as an adult, strangely enough, was a Halloween costume. One year I dressed as Sandra Day O'Connor to go to a Halloween party. I did that basically because the only thing I could find as a costume was my old graduation gown from my first Associate's Degree, but I didn't want to go as a graduate, so I told everyone that I was O'Connor. Got a lot of weird looks at that party.

    4) I think I liked the little mini candy bars best. Especially Milky Way. I can't eat chocolate at all now, but I sometimes get wild cravings for a Milky Way bar.

    5) Not from when I was a kid. After a Halloween party I went to (not the one described in question #3), I was sort of playing house-mother for some younger friends of mine who had been indulging in some, oh, controlled substances. They really needed a keeper that night, so I got nominated. We went out to Denny's after the party and while we were sitting there, one of my friends asked me, very seriously why I didn't do drugs. I just smiled and said, "I don't have to. I have you guys." They were trippy enough without me taking anything.

    6) Most "scary" movies don't really scare me. That said, my favorite horror movie is the original "The Mummy", from 1932, with Boris Karloff. In fact, I just got done watching it on TCM about half an hour ago. I first saw it when I was five years old, and I've loved it ever since. It isn't scary, really, but it's...atmospheric, I guess is the best way to put it.

    That was fun. By the way, I'm missattitude on Ravelry.