Isn’t that a legit costume.
I think I might be sporting that costume this year.
Halloween is only a couple of days away and I am torn as how to celebrate. The confliction comes in regards to wanting a lot of candy but being 24 years old. And not to mention the whole devils holiday thing.
As a kid I can only remember trick or treating once, and it only lasted for about 3 minutes and 5 neighbor houses. Most of my time was spent at church on October 31st walking around getting candy and playing games. One year I was a football player and I remember specifically trying to bobb for apples and not being able to get my head fully submerged because my shoulder pads were holding me back…those were the days.
As this day is fast approaching, I thought I would give you three halloween alternatives that could fill your time.
1. Start Christmas Early
Imagine the scene, fake snow, those weird blow-up snowmen in your front yard and carolers singing your favorite christmas songs all in your front yard. People will not know what to do and in a state of confusion will either keep going down the street or go home because they want to start Christmas as well.
Either way its a win win, you do not have to give candy out and you get to start the christmas celebration early.
2. Scare Kids
When I was in high school, Halloween meant one thing, fat suits. Me and a friend would dress up in our custom home-made fat suits and sit on the porch and hand out cans of corn. Not only would kids be confused, but often times would run off in a panic because some oddly shaped high schooler with a huge belly and a skinny head would walk up to them and hand them a can of corn.
One year we started to run out of can food so we gave away the next best thing…packets of sugar. This idea did not sit very well with a couple of parents. In fact, we had one parent confront us on this “gift” and accuse us of giving kids anthrax. Keep in mind this just a month removed after september 11th 2001. He told us it was like putting flower on a co-workers desk and pretending it was anthrax. He even called the cops on us.
So be careful what you give out, but make sure you make a good fat suit. Your only as strong as the pillow you stuff in your shirt.
3. Spend Time with Jon Stewart
Instead of scaring kids and running around looking for candy you could go and hang out with Jon Stewart at his Rally to Restore Sanity. The rally takes place the day before Halloween so it gives you some time to restore some sanity and still do all the things mentioned about. But maybe, just maybe you will be so encouraged and inspired by the Jon Stewart that you rally up some sanity and take it to the streets. But nothing says Halloween better then heading to Washington DC and hanging out with a bunch of hipsters and hipstomatics.
These are just a couple of my ideas.