This week’s prompt in the MFRWauthor 52-Week Blog Challenge is My Favorite Holiday, and mine is Halloween.
What’s not to like? You get to decorate the house and/or yard and dress up in a fun costume (if you wish), hand out or eat candy, and socialize with friends and neighbors.
As a child, I loved all the holidays, but Halloween was the only one that let me get dressed up and pretend to be someone I’m not. My earliest costume was Little Red Riding Hood, sewn by my mother. It comprised a red skirt and matching cape, which I wore with a white blouse, and of course, I carried a basket over one arm. I think that might have been my all time favorite.
After that I alternated between a bride costume and a witch costume for a while. Being a witch was way more fun.
Once, as an adult, I went to a party dressed as a gypsy woman, only to be asked if I was supposed to me a milk maid! That was a lowering experience, I must say. I couldn’t shake that wholesome look no matter how hard I tried.
Since I visited Harry Potter World back in April, I’m all set for Halloween this year (almost). I have my Ravenclaw robe and my wand; all I need is a witch hat. I’ll be dressing up for the OCCRWA Birthday Bash on Oct. 21. The theme is Victors, Villains & Vixens. Not sure exactly who I’ll be, but I’ll come up with an appropriate persona.
On Halloween Eve, I’ll be dressed as a Hogwarts professor, and my niece Patty will be in full pirate regalia. She can’t wait. No doubt she’ll have the house decorated with skeletons and spider webs.