I don't like the tricking.
I don't like the treating.
I don't like haunted houses.
I don't like "witch's brew," spaghetti brains, or fake cobwebs.
I don't like cookies that look like eye balls, skeletons that light up or trick-or-treat bowls that grab your had.
I don't like the evil that happens on this "holiday."
I really don't like it. No, I don't.
To be honest, I get pretty creeped out by Halloween. I know, I know it's all in "fun" but really, what's fun about "tricking" someone until you get candy? And what's fun about the dentist bill from eating all that candy?
I'm game for dressing up. I'm game for a sweet treat now and then. I'm normally not game for Halloween.
Then we met Molly and Bryant.
They love Halloween.
They love the decorations.
They love "themed" food.
They love dressing up.
And they always have the best costumes. They've been Yoko Ono and Lennon, characters from The Big Lebowski, and last year they went as Michael Jackson: at age 10 and right before his death (Bryant walked around all night with an umbrella--it was awesome!).
My favorite costumes of theirs:
|Smurfette and Edward Scissorhands|
What I think about Halloween is that I'm just don't love it. BUT I do love Molly and Bryant and any excuse to hang with them.
So here's my dilemma, their annual Halloween party is coming up and Matt and I have NO IDEA what we should go as. We don't want to buy "pre-made" Halloween costumes but we have limited budget/craftiness to whip up a Smurfette/Scissorhands get up. We'd like something clever but not trashy or common. **Sigh**
We'd love a "couples" idea.
Share your ideas.
(If this sounds like a desperate plea, it pretty much is).