Happy Halloween!

For Halloween one year I had to dress up as a Christmas present.

That’s right.  I had to.  You see, I made plans to go trick or treating with a friend in the neighborhood and her mom made her dress up as a Christmas tree.  (I’m pretty sure her mom knew someone whose daughter won a best costume award dressed up as a Christmas tree.)  When my mom found out, she thought it would be genius for me to go as the present.  (I, on the other hand, did not think it was genius, but in the end, I went trick or treating as a Christmas present.)
Now, as an adult, I look back on the disaster that I thought my costume was and laugh for two reasons:
  1. The Christmas present was bigger than the tree.  It would have been hard for my friend to walk if the pine needle garland had been wrapped around her legs, so she wore all black and had pine needles wrapped around her shirt.  (Although, now that I’m thinking about this Christmas tree thing, if you were able to wrap the pine needles around a hoop skirt, you could dress up as a floor-length Christmas tree AND you’d have the Christmas tree shape.  You can thank me when you win a best costume award using this idea.)  My Christmas present box was huge and ended below my knees.  This didn’t present a problem when walking down the street because a box that big only inhibits movement when you walk up stairs. 
  2. Most of the houses in my neighborhood have stairs leading to the front door.  By this I don’t mean that they have a step or two; they pretty much have a flight of stairs.  Walking up to the front door of all of these houses was pretty difficult and by the time I made it home my wrapping paper was tearing off of the box.
So to all of you kids out there, I hope you never have to dress up as a Christmas present for Halloween.  Even my mom looks back on that costume and has to chuckle at it.
What was your most memorable Halloween costume?

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2 Comments

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    *tarazza
    November 1, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    (Although, now that I'm thinking about this Christmas tree thing, if you were able to wrap the pine needles around a hoop skirt, you could dress up as a floor-length Christmas tree AND you'd have the Christmas tree shape. You can thank me when you win a best costume award using this idea.)

    LOL!!!!!!!! I just might.

    I have trouble remembering what I dressed up as for trick-or-treating. I think I was a pirate one year, and a witch, and a black cat. Apparently I was very into generic costumes!

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    Optimistic Existentialist
    November 1, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    I hope you had a godo Halloween Crystal!!

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