I love costumes. If it were socially acceptable to do so, I’d wear them out on a regular basis. So, logically, I adore Halloween.
Halloween comes early for me these days. My husband’s office party is usually the Friday before the holiday, so everything I need is rearing to go by the time Halloween actually gets here.
This year we went as steampunk pirates (or cowboys…my husband told it differently each time), and unofficially won the costume contest (we pick out all the contest prizes, so we pull ourselves from eligibility. We can’t technically win, but people vote for us anyway).
There’s also a pumpkin carving contest. I made myself a steampunk pumpkin–complete with metal parts, goggles, and copper enamel–and came in 3rd.
Yesterday we did some more pumpkin carving, and my brother took part. Below are a few photos of the results (office party pumpkins included).
Steampunk pumpkin in daylight. Looks like a normal Jack-o-Lantern in the dark.
All the pretty pumpkins. From left to right, top row: My brother’s lantern on a stick and his Heartless. Left to right, bottom row: My steampunk pumpkin, my husband’s ghost, my t-rex, my husband’s cowboy skull, and my brother’s screw head (it’s got a bunch of rusty nails sticking out of it).
Lantern light-play on the wall.
So, what are your favorite parts of Halloween?
P.S. Just in case you were wondering, my previous post meant I’ll at least post on Wednesdays, not only on Wednesdays.