This year I’m seeing a lot of hate float around the internets about Halloween. I’m sure it was probably always there, it’s just that I am in more places online now, connected with more people, so I can more easily see differing opinions. I don’t really understand anyone disliking Halloween, given that it’s my favorite holiday, but I can barely tolerate Christmas, so obviously I understand the sentiment. What I don’t understand is people deciding that something about it is “wrong” or “weird”.
As I recently just carved my own pumpkin (above), I was excited to see the fancily carved pumpkins on DesignSponge until I read the part in the article where it says that dressing up to walk around the neighborhood at 28 is weird. I wonder what the hell it is at 35? I realize that at my age I’m entering the “appropriate vs not appropriate at her age” battlefield and I’m sure that some would speculate I entered it when I turned thirty but Halloween is about fantasy. It’s about FUN and being child-like. It’s a night of being able to cut loose and be whoever you want to be for that one night. It’s about flexing your imagination and I look forward to my costumes every year. Sometimes we have someplace to go (this year we will be at a wedding during the day) and sometimes we just go trick-or-treating with the nephews (used to be Sprog but he’s way too old for that, now) but I ALWAYS dress up.
Of course, I am some weird Rennie (dresses up in costume for Ren Fest) too, so I guess it’s just par for the weird course around here. Instead of being a crazy cat lady, I’ll be a crazy costume lady.