Saturday, October 31, 2009

All Hallow's Eve

It's Halloween and I've had a lovely Saturday so far; the sun is already low in the sky and soon the littlest trick or treaters will be here! I'm looking forward to greeting all the little ghosts and goblins, but sort of sad that my own son won't be among them. Since last year when he was 11, he's decided he's TOO OLD to go trick or treating.

I'm reminiscing about his costume 2 years ago, which was a great idea of his friend Nicholas from something he'd seen on YouTube. Nick's mom and I brainstormed and came up with a way to attach light sticks to sweat pants. It's tricky because you can't snap the sticks and make them glow until you're just ready to use them!

It was also real tricky figuring out how to get the heads to work.

The results in the dark were SPOOKtacular!

Oh man, I miss those days already!

Since I'm doing NaNoWriMo, once again this year I associate Halloween as "the day before you get to start writing." Many writers begin their novels at 12:01 a.m. on November 1.

I don't.

I wish you all a fun-filled Halloween celebration -- and don't forget to "Fall Back!"

8 comments :

Sandra said...

Laurie, Those are the best costumes I have ever seen, especially in the dark, wow. very unique!!

Sherri S said...

Those are REALLY COOL!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Good luck with the one month novel! (Love the costumes!)

Joy said...

Those costumes were beyond clever and creative!

Thanks so much for the comments you left at SCSI. I appreciate it so much.

Summer Gypsy said...

Hi Laurie!!!

Now those are cool!! A one month novel??? OMG!! I just did a post about YOU!!!! Now to know why you'll have to rush right over to visit me!! Let's just say it's about a gift that will keep giving me joy for years to come!

Hugs,
Mariyn

Christine said...

Those costumes are so clever. Thanks for sharing!!!

Blessings,
Christine

Linda Sue said...

MOST briliant! and i would think VERY tricky! By the way , when I scoot your blog onto my screen the ad for whatever covers a portion of your text...It is minimal but affects the overall look and feel of your wonderful blog- just saying.

Melinda Cornish said...

what great costumes!!!! lighted stick people, love it!!!