Wow four posts in three days! I’m planning to blog daily until the new year. Just thought that I would warn you all.
Costumes, kids and Halloween. What can be more fun than that? BK invited me to join her and another friend as judges at an annual Halloween party. This party has been held for 25 years by an expat who started when her kids were little. This year there were 1000 participants! I forgot my camera of course.
While reviewing the flyer for the event, I was struck by one of the rules that stated do not hit or yell at the judges I asked Carol, the crayola crayon costume clad organizer if that was a common occurrence? She explained that the rules had developed over time as the result of actual incidents, but she assured me that no judges had been assaulted since they started using the judging booth.
There is an interesting difference in how Mexicans think that we celebrate Halloween NOB and the way we actually do it. The central costuming theme was more macabre than fantasy inspired. The attire most resembling what I imagine when I think of little kids and Halloween costumes were on the dogs! There were dogs dressed in costumes ranging from a pink spotted dinosaur, a scarecrow complete with straw hat, a chihuahua wrapped in mummy bandages, even a tuxedo wearing poodle. Speaking of poodles one of my favorite costumes was a 3 year old dressed up as a white poodle wearing a tutu, too cute.
This Sunday is the IWC Halloween party, I have my costume around 90% finished. I have a time honored tradition of sewing on costumes up until the last moment. This year, I think I’ll manage to finish a bit earlier. BK, her husband and I are doing a group entry. Husband is staying home. He doesn’t do costumes. Though early in our relationship I did get him to go to a costume event in Yuba City, but that is a story for another day.