For Halloween Richard is going to be a ghoul-ish executioner, complete with bloodied axe and lots of pseudo leather and chains. We live in Chelsea. He’s a big hit. Nic will be a kind of adorable bunny gone rogue. His pink bunny costume is covered in splattered blood and the bunny head makes it clear that the bunny has gone from prey to predator. I will be a gangster. Yes I have the plastic tommy gun and black and white patent leather heels that match my black and white pinstriped suit and black fedora. The only thing missing will be the platinum white hair, I’m sticking with my grey-blonde, thank you very much. And Emma decided to be a wicked witch, complete with her “witchy-witchy” shoes, black and green striped knee socks, black witch’s dress, sort of like the one in the Broadway show – Wicked and black witch’s hat with black tulle, it’s all very witchy elegance at its finest.
When I asked Emma if she wanted to paint her face green, she looked somewhat horrified by the idea and then typed, “No thanks.” She’s very polite.
Merlin does not need a costume and will go as is.
Halloween is a big deal here in New York City. The halloween parade draws tens of thousands of people and our block is impossible to get to with all the police, crowds of people and barricades. I would be happy to get dressed up and stay home, answer the door to the few children in our building who might ring the door bell and hand out treats. However I am the only one who feels this way when it comes to going out for Halloween.
Even though I’m not big on the actual going from door to door and making my way through the crowds of people part of halloween, I do love preparing for Halloween. I wrote a post about some of this on my other blog, Where Art and Life Meet and posted lots of wonderful photographs of pumpkin carving, halloween wreaths and halloween treats. So for all you crafts and art lovers, go look at the photographs I posted.
I will end this post with a photograph of one of the many pumpkins we carved last weekend. This one was made by Richard. He did not use his executioner’s axe.