Halloween costumes

  1. We have company visiting right now, and we were just looking at some pictures. For the past 11 years, my son has dressed up for Halloween. He's been a lion, Batman, pumpkin, dragon, Bugs Bunny, Beetleborg, Pikachu, Jimmy Neutron, Harry Potter, Power Ranger and the Grim Reaper. He has decided not to go trick or treating this year, so I guess I'm feeling nostalgic.
  2. 32 Comments

  3. by   prmenrs
    You can borrow my kid! He's 22 and Halloween is more impt that his birthday. I'm waiting for a "Phantom of the Opera" costume right now that I ordered in early Sept and hasn't shown up yet--apparently out of stock, but did they tell me when I ordered? Nope.
  4. by   sddlnscp
    LOL! I am 26 and dress up every year for Halloween - it is my favorite holiday! I would take it over Christmas/Birthdays/Valentine's Day/4th of July/Whatever any day! I decorate the house and my office (actually, our entire building is decorated thanks to myself and another Halloween-junkie co-worker) and at least two of us will dress up on Halloween and have treats for any kids that come by. I have been a vampire the last couple of years, this year I'm going "goth" (mostly because it's too hard to talk on the phone with those darned teeth in). I don't think I'll ever outgrow this holiday.
  5. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I have a white scrub hat that says "Generic Halloween Costume" that i made.
  6. by   perfectbluebuildings
    I like it Marie!
  7. by   dianah
    lol, I like to dress in costume too, when allowed and when it won't interfere w/work duties. I dressed as a witch (not a VERY scary one) when I worked starting all the IVs in the CT rooms (couldn't bring myself to dress like a vampire).
    I've been known to dress as a nurse: white hose, white shoes, white dress (!), hair up, cap, etc. Ppl REALLY get a kick out of it!

    Mercy, I've saved all my kids' costumes too (the ones I made). I go through them every now and then, as you are . . . nostalgia!
  8. by   VivaLasViejas
    This will be the first Halloween I've missed in over 20 years. My boys are both in high school now (if you're taller than 90% of the people who answer the door and have to take a pillowcase to hold all your candy, you're too old for trick-or-treating IMO), and my grandson's too little, so there's no one to take out on Halloween night this year. I've always loved this holiday, second only to Christmas, but I don't think we're even going to put up the decorations this year.........we don't get very many trick-or-treaters out in the country, and since I haven't put out the decorations yet due to our anniversary celebration taking place tomorrow, it doesn't make much sense to go to the trouble.

    It sure feels weird not 'doing' Halloween, though. I took my kids trick-or-treating when they were babies in strollers, took them out in the rain, in the cold, in the wind, even when I had the flu (which was, of course, not one of my better decisions......I wound up with pneumonia). Eli will be old enough next year (well, barely), but this year, I'm staying home by the fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa, some low-fat microwave popcorn, and a scary movie on the DVD player.

    Ahhhh......the pleasures of adulthood.
  9. by   mercyteapot
    When my son was very little, we would just go to a few of the neighbors that we knew well. it was more about visiting than about candy collection back then. I miss that.
  10. by   dianah
    I remember trick-or-treating for what seemed like HOURS (in a group of kids only, sans parents, even! it was THAt long ago!).

    My kids would last MAYBE an hour, and then get tired/excited to see what their bags held, so we'd go home (which was fine by me! I enjoy handing out candy at the door!).
  11. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    I have a white scrub hat that says "Generic Halloween Costume" that i made.

    Love it Marie!
  12. by   General E. Speaking, RN
    One year for Halloween, I went to Sixth Street in Austin dressed as a box of McDonald's french fries. I cut the fries out of foam, dyed them yellow and attached them to a box so they were standing up. I used suspenders to hold the box in place. I painted the box with the logo on it. I wore mustard yellow tights with an old pair of Converse tennis shoes (one I painted red/other yellow). I had a blast! I was in my early 20's...

    Last year at work we had a costume contest, we (med-surg) wore simple green shirts. We were "gangrene".

    Yep, I luv Halloween, too!
  13. by   prmenrs
    When I was ~ 12, we moved into a new house, and my parents bought a new washer and dryer. My dad saved the boxes, and they went to a party as a pair of dice! And they won a door prize--an OLLLDD red car!!! It had been painted w/the wrong kind of paint, so it looked peculiar, but it did run!
  14. by   grannynurse FNP student
    Hmmm, guess this means I better get cracking on my youngest granddaughter's costume. I am making it and I hate the cutting out part.
    I remember taking my daughter out and scaring the h*** out of the neighborhood 'bad' german shepard. I wrapped myself in a white sheet and smeared this awful pukey green eye shadow all of my face. Scared the beejees out of the dog when I raised my arms and let out a low moan. Tucked his tail between his legs and ran to the kitchen. Our neighbor was so surprised, as I was.

    Does anyone know what I can put in a curved pumkin to make it last longer. SW Florida is so hard on them. And I love to put one out a dew days before halloween.