I have always loved Halloween. I love the magic and mystery of the holiday. I love the season, the crisp autumn air, and the dusk on Halloween night. I love dressing up as someone I've always wanted to be and playing the part, being someone I'm not for a single night. Now that I'm a parent, I once again get to revel in the festivities of Halloween. I love dressing up my kids, usually in matching costumes, and taking an obscene amount of pictures. But there are some kid Halloween costumes make me wish I wasn't the adult, because I would so rock them if I were a care-free kid, excited by the promise of a bag full of candy.
I especially hate being an adult during Halloween because the costumes for kids these days are ridiculously creative and adorable. When I was a kid, we were the typical pirates, witches, devils, and angels. Now parents are using Pinterest to outdo each other in every aspect of Halloween. Kids can literally be anything they want on the spookiest day of the year, and parents don't even have to make the costumes, since most can be found in stores or online. Since my daughter was a toddler, my mother-in-law has sewn her costumes. Her costumes were amazing, completely creative and unique. Last year, however, we kind of realized buying the one my daughter wanted would be cheaper than making one. Who would have thought?
I look forward to pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating, pumpkin picking, and to hayrides every single year. I am the only one out of all of my friends who enjoys the cooler weather and the over-sized sweaters, and the knee-length boots. Have I mentioned how much I love this season? To each her own, I guess. But, I have to say because my friends aren't nearly as into Halloween as I am, no one I know dresses up. Like, why did it become "not cool" for adults to dress up for Halloween? Do I just hang out with the wrong people? Do I need new, Halloween-appreciating friends? Something to ponder. In any case, if I could rock them (and if I weren't a damn adult), I would totally dress up as any of the following: