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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:28 PM
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Do you still dress up for halloween? Will your kids? (if you have 'em)
I got most of what I'm wearing, but my son hasn't figured out for sure what he wants yet. So far he's decided on and then discarded being a pirate and a secret agent (although what he wanted was more of a cat burgler thing than a Bond-esque secret agent.)
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:30 PM
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1. It depends on what I'm doing.
If I just go to the bar, no. If I end up heading to New Paltz, NY, then I'm going as Hunter S. Thompson, since I'll probably be tripping my face off anyway.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:47 PM
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4. Makes sense
Be sure to post pics!
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miss_american_pie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:31 PM
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2. The four year old changes his mind every ten minutes
The baby will wear one of the four costumes hanging in his closet.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:48 PM
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5. This is the first year for the mind-changing thing.
Normally he gets an impractical idea in his head and sticks with it, like the year he decided to be a scalloped hammerhead shark. :eyes:
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miss_american_pie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:49 PM
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7. Oh ouch
Did you manage to talk him out of that one?
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:53 PM
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8. no
You can't see the fins and tail on the back, I don't think but they're there.

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4morewars Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 03:26 AM
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17. LMAO
OMG, that is great ! I can't stop laughing ! A scalloped hammerhead shark.

You MUSt save that picture to show to his date on prom night !
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miss_american_pie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 06:54 AM
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18. That is adorable
Mom did well. :)
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:36 PM
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3. Usually it's the kids, but sometimes we dress up, too. It depends.
It's fun to dress up.
My son got a scary jester mask and my daughter will be an angel, complete with halo.
:hi:
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:49 PM
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6. Do they still go door to door?
I'm hoping we graduate to parties soon, myself.
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:40 PM
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10. Definitely.
the candy is a big plus....I let them have SOME of it for a few days, but normally what I do is have them "trade it in" for something else fun to play with.

My soon-to-be teenager has used a pillowcase for collecting his candy. That's the going thing, these days.... :eyes:
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:43 PM
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11. Pillowcases have been the going thing since I was in middle school,
a dozen or so years ago.
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 01:16 PM
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26. LOL!! More bang for your buck, so to speak.
:hi:
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TheCentepedeShoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:56 PM
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9. Extra candy at my house
for anyone in a V mask.
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reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:55 PM
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12. I won't dress up...
I tried it a couple of times but since I stay home and man the candy bowl, unless I dress up like Glenda the Good (and we all know how much fun That is), the little kids get scared and then I feel horrible.

My kids all do, though. Except, maybe, the oldest.

Me, I stay home and bake a pumpkin pie, light the fireplace and get hot chocolate ready for when they come home.

:hi:
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:58 PM
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13. love Halloween....my most favorite holiday...
this year I want to be either the kid in the grudge or red riding hood...but that costume if I get the one I truly want is like close to $200.oo :wow:


any ideas on how to do the grudge kid :shrug:
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mark414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:59 PM
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14. i am going to a halloween party that is costume mandatory
no admittance without a costume...i still need to figure something out
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:56 PM
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15. sorta kinda...
I usually wear an abundance of my superman stuff, and when little kids come up dressed up as superman, I donate a lot of "prime" candy to their pails... :)
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marzipanni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 01:47 AM
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16. My son gets to wear his costume to school on Halloween
then around the neighborhood in the evening for the annual collection of shugah. Last year, in 5th grade, he was an old lady:

This year he and two friends are dressing up as "hobos", for which they each purchased "hillbilly" teeth, and fake cigarettes that poof powder, at the Halloween store. They each want to carry a bottle of soda in a small paper bag with the neck sticking out just far enough to take an occasional swig!
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Smooth Operator Donating Member (153 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 10:51 AM
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20. damn he looks like my Nana
it's uncanny. Maybe the same height too.
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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 07:10 AM
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19. My daughter is working on her costume
Shes going as Alex from A Clockwork Orange.
I've made a hedgehog, viking, banana, Goth cheerleader(Go Bats) and Cubone(Pokemon)costumes for my kids in the past. I've had an idea for several years for a very large dragon costume involving stilts and arm extensions but haven't had any reason to make it. One day I'll do it and just walk around the neighborhood.
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marzipanni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 11:02 AM
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22. LOL! We had a viking, too!
He was three yrs. old,, and had a metal bowl with horns made of toilet paper tubes fashioned into horns for his helmet.
He's been Pinnochio- (he was one yr. old just before Halloween, so we made a marionette rig with elastic cords in case he needed a little assist staying vertical! We only went to a few friends/neighbors houses), Superman, black cat, ghost, skeleton, mad scientist, nerd, and bat.
I like your idea for a dragon. I was pretty proud of the bat wings I made.
Do you have a dog? A samaller dragon might be easier to make! Dinodog:
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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 12:34 PM
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25. Haven't made a dog costume, but I have made some for hedgehogs
I made knight, dragon, and jester costumes for the hedgehogs.

Here's the hedgehog costume
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AllegroRondo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 10:56 AM
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21. I do. I love the reactions from the kids.
A couple years ago I was Steve from Blue's Clues. The kids loved that one. Most parents didnt even realize it was a costume until their kids told them.

Last year I just wore a wizard robe, hat, and white beard. One little girl just walked by and said "hello Santa!" too cute.
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Divameow77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 11:21 AM
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23. My 9 year old
wants to be some character called Jaden from Yu Gi Oh, gosh, how the hell do I do the hair????
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 11:24 AM
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24. Yeah, I still dress up...
Halloween parties are a lot of fun. I did the Mad Hatter a couple years ago, and my girlfriend went as Alice. Can't remember what I did last year -- must've been a good time :evilgrin:
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 01:17 PM
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27. nope, I just enjoy the kids coming to the door
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