This is my favorite holiday of the year. Spirits are unleashed, and along with them, unabashed creativity. Uptight folk - always afraid of looking ridiculous - finally find a great cover for loosening up.
Halloween also happens to be our wedding anniversary! Revelers surrounded us in NYC during this full moon many years ago. You wonder what odd people we are -- and yes, we are odd -- to have chosen this date. Even odder is that my older brother and sister in-law got married on the same date many more years ago. They had their own reasons. Ours was simply the full moon. The extended revelry was a bonus. For that year, you could say our costume was Bride and Groom.
My mother passed down the philosophy that costumes are created, using anything in the house, rather than purchased. She was a master at re-purposing scarves or discarded toilet paper cylinders! I've kept that practice to this day. So, everything I am wearing is either a gift (the Venetian mask, the beaded necklace) or from my closet (gloves, lace blouse, floor length skirt, hooded cape).
Have a wonderful Halloween wherever you are!