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EASY All Hallow’s Dead Contest Starts Today

28 Oct 2011, Posted by Rob Thurman in Blog, Contests, Fun, News, Reavers, Rob Thurman's Twitter
"Ariel" w/ 3 Copies of Her Mutant Hottie-Pants BF

"Ariel" w/ 3 Copies of Her Mutant Hottie-Pants BF

It just would not be right to watch Halloween go by without a contest here at RobThurman.net. And although having a “Dress as Your Favorite Rob Thurman Character” costume contest would be fun, that’s a lot of work! So let’s just chillax and have some laid-back fun with this one.

Beginning today, all you need to do is comment on this blog post or tweet with a #RobThurman hash tag [remember to include @Rob_Thurman so we know you tweeted, too] or comment on Rob’s Facebook page with an answer to any [or a combination] of the following questions:

  • What are your Halloween plans this year?
  • Are you dressing up for Halloween, and if yes, what are you going to be?
  • How about your kids – what are they dressing up as?
  • For those of you with furry family members, do you put costumes on your pets [you evil, evil people]? Okay, if you do, we may require photos on that one. πŸ˜‰
  • What are some of your favorite Hallowed traditions and/or foods?
  • What are some of your favorite horror movies?
  • Do you celebrate Day of the Dead, Halloween or both?
  • Do you have any fond, crazy memories of Halloween parties past?

The contest will change a little on Halloween day [Monday] and some more on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Contest ends at 11:59pm [Pacific] on Wednesday 11/2 – Day of the Dead’s end.

Winners will receive assorted pieces of mad swag [and candy!] from Rob’s [pirate chest of] Reaver Rewards.

Okay, then…go!
-Jayda and Rob

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  • Deidre

    I was a candy skull – a la dia de los muertos. ;D

    Originally I was just going to be a skeleton but, hello, unoriginal and LAME! (:

    I dress up and do makeup for fun, obviously since I’m not “young” enough to trick-er-treat.

    Now THAT’s lame. Let’s change the unofficial “rules” so to say.

    I love halloween makeup, my dream job would be a special effects makeup artist for horror/fantasy/sci fi movies!

    Anyway; Halloween is the best holiday ever.
    And the next day rocks too (my birthday! Wewt!)

    I will ALWAYS celebrate it, when I’m 80 or 180 (and at that time I will be very halloweenie as there will be nothing left but bones!)

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

    dmlr.

  • Kitana

    Rocky Horror Picture Show for me. It’s one of those things where you can’t understand why you like it, but somehow you just can’t stop.
    My first exposure on my 18th birthday when my mom exploded onto the scene, blindfolded me, took me downtown, and then fed me to the wolves. For the Rocky Horror-uninitiated, if you’ve never gone before you’re considered a ‘virgin’ and they pull you up on stage and do horrible horrible things to you.
    I had to fake an orgasm.
    In front of my mom and younger sister and brother.
    Twice.
    ….
    To add insult to injury, apparently I sound like a chicken.

    Now it’s just sort of a fun, yet horrifying tradition. (Rocky Horror, not the chicken orgasm thing.)

  • Coren Lee

    A few years ago friends of mine were staying with me for Hallowe’en and she opened the door to trick or treaters wearing a bright green elf (no, not auphe!) costume, complete with elaborate make-up, bow and arrows, and a sword. Her partner was wearing little horns on his head.

    Kids: “oh wow! Do you live here?”
    Her partner: “No, we ate the people who lived here”.

    Kids backed away slowly without waiting for their candy. I was rolling on the floor in another room with tears of laughter running down my face! I guess those kids have a lifetime of therapy ahead of them πŸ™‚

  • Victoria

    BOO!!!

  • Lulu

    This year my girls selected fairy and witch costumes. I took them around to relative’s houses to trick-or-treat during the day. I couldn’t let them have all of the fun so I dressed up as an ’80’s vampire. Hey, what other chance do I get to wear a neon pink vinyl cape in public?! πŸ˜‰

  • Katie M

    I wanted a bowler this year ala A Clockwork Orange but it was a little to creepy since I work with kids.
    I have dressed my Italian Greyhound up once for a pet store party.He was Micheal Yelps and he won first prize.

  • Stephanie

    I changed one thing that I thought I should mention. I am the Stephanie that wrote a post on: 28 October 11, 1:24pm. I actually found a bride’s costume that I wore. The veil was annoying because it kept getting in my way.

  • Mel

    I’m dressing as Cal for Halloween!! I’ve got to say, I really like the look, so I may start dressing like this for real πŸ˜€

  • allyson f

    Trick-or-treating was basically canceled this year because of the storm, and my brother is sick, so I drove out to Walmart and bought him a bunch of candy to cheer him up πŸ™‚

  • LSUReader

    I’ll be dressed in black, handing out Halloween candy. Among my favorite traditional Halloween foods are Milky Ways and Three Musketeers–and don’t anyone try to tell me they aren’t Halloween foods!

  • Nohbdy

    Plans to go to a midnight showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show with a live cast and audience partic-(SAY IT!)-pation dressed as Magenta. Gotta study up on my call-outs!

    As i don’t have children or pets that i can dress up in clever if not ridiculous costumes, here is a random link to oddball daily’s 13 hilarious dog costumes. Prepare for some major doggy humiliation!

    http://www.oddballdaily.com/2011/05/02/13-hilarious-dog-costumes/13-hilarious-dog-costumes/

  • Deja

    I’m working πŸ™

  • catslady

    We’ve already had our family pumpkin carving party which is always loads of fun. We attended an American Legion party and I usually go as a witch because I use to have this natural white streak in my long, dark hair. It’s grey now but it still works lol. Tonight it’s handing out the candy to the kiddies. Thanks for the contest.

    catslady5(at)aol.com

  • Geekfu

    Trick or treat! Preferably milkbones, or happy hips chicken jerky for Lucy. πŸ™‚ This year our Lucyfur has two costumes that she fully intends to prance around in. Costume one is a fluffy ninja turtle like pumpkin shell, and costume two is a cutesy purple bat! :p

  • Jeanette Jackson

    I don’t think I am dressing up but I am dressing my miniature Dachshund, Templeton, as a Hot Dog.

  • Spiffy

    Best Halloween memory was a party we had some years back. For decor my mom found a baby doll, stuck a butchers knife in it, added red nail polish for blood, and put it in a pink chair in the corner of the room. Needless to say it freaked people out….It unded up face down behind a shut door.

  • Suz

    http://moonshine-honey.livejournal.com/28635.html

    My sister and I cosplaying as Niko and Cal for Halloween!

  • Julie S.

    Hubby and I hosted a costume party on Saturday πŸ™‚ I dressed up as a saloon girl and he was a cowboy.

  • jennifer mathis

    my son is going as big bird and his costume is so tall he keeps falling over lol

  • SamB

    Boo!

  • Kristina

    I am taking the kiddos trick-or Treating for Halloween! They crack me up..my youngest is going as a princess(i tried for vampire princess,zombie princess but she would have none of that) my middle child is going to be an undead hobo(totally cool I might add!) and the oldest is a witch because she said she just doesnt feel like doing anything but putting on clothes…i was like..WHAT!? Child are you kidding me..Halloween is the best time of the year and you’re just gonna throw on a dress and carry a broom..come on! She just rolled her eyes and walked away…at least the middle child gets me πŸ™‚

    Happy Halloween everyone!

  • Lauren

    I went to a Halloween party last weekend and had tasty pumpkin cookies πŸ™‚ Tonight I plan on fixing either a pumpkin pie or pumpkin pasties! Some favorite movies include: House of Wax with Vincent Price, Sleepy Hollow with Johnny Depp, 1408, Motel Hell, Hide and Seek, House on Haunted Hill both the original and remake, The Mist, Night of the Living Dead…I could go on and on! πŸ™‚

  • B.E Sanderson

    I love anything chocolate, but that’s all year long. My favorite Halloween-only candy has to be those sugar pumpkins. Mmmm.

  • Angela

    I don’t usually go all out for Halloween. I really just like staying in, eating candy (Skittles for the win!), and watching a “scary” movie (this year it’ll be the “My Bloody Valentine” remake).

  • mad_bonnie

    I’ll probably be going to work as my alter ego: Mad Bonnie Juju, Pirate Queen. Yeah, there should be enough people dressed as pirates to crew an entire ship. But most of the year my employer would look a little askance at the leather bodice and flintlock, so I use every excuse I can to wear them.

  • Nic

    I’m a student so i’m going to the party held by my uni but they have a prise for the best costume so me and my friends came up with this;
    The Dead Zombie Spice Girls and their Killer.
    I’m obviously going as the killer. Vampire, but proper vampire Anne Rice style. I have black contracts and fake fangs and everything.
    Probs need a pysch test considering it was my idea to be thier killer πŸ˜€

  • Jessica Z.

    This year I’m taking my little sisters and their friends out to collect candy for the troops. All the extra halloween candy is going towards Operation Gratitude’s candy drive. It should be lots of fun!

  • Melankalia

    I’m heading out of town for Halloween to spend the day doing witchy things with a friend. At this late hour, I STILL haven’t decided on a costume, but whatever I end up wearing, I think I will have demon horns……provided I remember where I they are in time…

  • Morgan

    I remember back in middle school I was some sort of dark fairy thing with these bad-ass feathered wings. one of my friends (who was dressed up as some kind of insane, homicidal military clown thing) stole them when we were trick-or-treating and proceeded to run down the middle of the street screaming “I’M FLYING! I’M FLYING, DAMMIT!”

    If nothing else, it made his costume a little more believable. “Insane? Who, me?”

  • Naomi G Gargano

    No Halloween plans we don’t get any kids coming..favorite Halloween memories…my tweety bird costume, Mrs. Moldow from the neighborhood who dressed up like a witch every year and had dry ice in a cauldron..and the Londons, who must have been rich! They had a long line of maids and butlers standing with trays all lined up, all filled with candy apples, for the whole surrounding neighborhoods. Maids and Butlers? Now that I think about it, it was Halloween, maybe it was relatives all dressed up!

  • RACHEL ECKSTEIN

    Im going to my girfriends house for Halloween to hand out can, Im going to be a Vampire hunter or Demon hunter, Dont have kids im Twenty my girl friend is 22 going 23, Sadly no pets i want a snake though, Piggin out on Candy and coffee and brownies and watching horror movies, i cant choose i have so many… Um im a wiccan so All hallows Eve FULL POWER BABY WOOO! One of my craziest memories…. Ok All you supernatural fans will laugh…. So I was home alone on halloween right… and my printer was off… just then my printer turns on by its self and starts printing… I run into the kitchen grabbed the salt and lined my doors and window with a Salt line…. it was hilarious when nothing came at me.

  • Casey

    Favorite horror movie of all time: The Descent. Scariest shit I’ve ever seen in my life, and it will be a long, long time before I watch it again. Then there’s The Shining. Not exactly terrifying, but it’s still way up there on my list.

  • Lingeorge

    I loved Halloween as a kid. Usually I dressed as a “Gypsy”, which mainly consisted of Mom’s cloths with scarves and beads. Then it was my kid’s turn. We live in a rural area and Trick-or-Treating consists of going from neighbors to neighbors by car. A few years the boys went by horseback! That was really fun. This year it is all about my 4-year-old grandson, he is traveling the valley (by car) dressed as the Mighty Thor! I will probably have about 4 families come by. But each will be a few minutes visit with really great neighbors.

  • Breanna

    This year I’m just going with a good old-fashioned Robin costume. The not slutty variety. (Maybe next year I’ll upgrade to Nightwing. Sluttiness status pending.) I’m working for most of Halloween weekend so there’s only one costume party with my name on it but there is a concert on Sunday so I might be dressing up for that as well…

    Happy Halloween everybody!

  • Bill

    Well this year I get to take my son trick or treating for his first time ever. He’s 2 and will be 3 in december and this year decided he wanted to go dressed as a frog. Our cairn terrier refuses to be dressed in any kind of a costume so she’ll just be staying in her basic black fur coat which is perfect for Halloween anyway. For horror movies my favorites are: Halloween 1 + 2 (the originals not the remakes), In the Mouth of Madness (the best Lovecraftian style movie I’ve ever seen). Finally while I don’t celebrate Day of the Dead Halloween is my favorite time of year.

  • Peg

    This is the first year in a long time that I won’t be working on Halloween, so no real plans. I always just dress as a wicked old witch as that doesn’t actually require a Costume! lol

    I did go as a pirate one of the times (many years ago!) that the place I worked at that time had a costume contest – just threw together what I had in the closet…knee high boots, open-necked shirt, jeans cut-offs and a bandana tied around my head, lots of (fake!) gold jewelry, a couple of extra bandana’s tied together to make a sash to carry my sword, also fake, which was something my brother had for some unknown reason as he was a gun collector, and not into blades. It was mostly just in the interest of joining in…. I was almost embarrassed when I won first prize! 25 bucks and my choice of bottles .. I was a bartender/waitress in the only “nightclub” in town!

    The time I tried to actually costume up, I came to work as the Unabomber, and no one got it! I haven’t really made much of an effort since then! πŸ™‚ Happy Halloween everyone!

  • Poppy

    Our city does trick or treat on the Saturday before Halloween for some crazy reason. Sadly this Saturday we are slated for a snow storm πŸ™ So I doubt there will be trick or treat.

    We did take our daughter (she’s 8 years old) to a local Halloween kid’s event last weekend though and she dressed up as a black cat.

    We don’t dress up our actual cat for Halloween because we aren’t cruel like that and being a black cat she’s always dressed up for Halloween.

    I haven’t really dressed up for Halloween in a while though I did wear horns to that event last weekend, as did my husband πŸ™‚

  • Chys

    What are your Halloween plans this year?
    I will be the one distributing tricks and treats, mostly treats. Tricks if the little demons egg my house.

    Are you dressing up for Halloween, and if yes, what are you going to be?
    …Yes. A Muggle…. Inventive, no? (Yeah, I fail.)

    How about your kids – what are they dressing up as?
    I don’t have kids but my niece is going to dress as either a Hobo or a Pirate, not sure which way she’s leaning. I should push for Hobo-Pirate, might be more realistic.

    For those of you with furry family members, do you put costumes on your pets [you evil, evil people]? Okay, if you do, we may require photos on that one. πŸ˜‰
    Oh, no way! My pets are perfect as they are for Halloween! Black cats and black dogs all the way! I wouldn’t dress them up, poor things would be traumatized. (Though they love playing with the ribbons on costumes.)

    What are some of your favorite Hallowed traditions and/or foods?
    Pumpkin coffee. It’s delightful. Candy Corn, can’t get enough of that. Candied Yams, Yum!

    What are some of your favorite horror movies?
    Do these even count as horror movies? Dark Water and The Ring, only the Japanese versions.

    Do you celebrate Day of the Dead, Halloween or both?
    Halloween.

    Do you have any fond, crazy memories of Halloween parties past?
    I dressed as Dorothy Gale from Kansas. I got most humorous costume prize. No pictures though. XD

  • Karen

    Halloween is my FAVORITE time of the year! I love it more than Christmas. This year, I don’t really have any plans other than handing out candy to the endless groups of kids that come to the door. However, I did buy a very cool long black witches dress from a woman on Etsy and I’m combining it with an under the bust corset (black & red), a pair of bat wings and a cool headpiece. I figure I’ll be an unseelie fairy this year.

    My son is too old for trick or treating, but he’s working on a Megaman costume (he’s into anime).

    My dog has several headbands that I put on him. A pair of cat ears, an angel halo and a pair of bunny ears. He’s very funny about it. He’ll let me put them on, wear them for a while, looking completely humiliated and then shake them off. My cat is new to the house so I don’t know how he’ll tolerate being decorated. He’ll probably flay my hands.

    I love buying a big pumpkin and carving it every year. Last year, I did Domo. The year before that was Mr. Saturn. (Both designs chosen by my son.) I think I’ll do something scary this year. I also made every costume my son wore year after year – from a lion to Luigi to Link to Luke Skywalker. It’s a tradition I took up because my mother made all of my costumes (and my sisters’) every year.

    Favorite horror movie? I love them all! I’m not sure I can select just one. Favorite horror book, tho — Salem’s Lot.

    I’d love to talk about Halloween parties, but they all involve drinking excessively and being nuts. πŸ˜€

  • Samantha R.

    Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. I make my costume every year, since store-bought just doesn’t count. Last year I had two costumes (dirigible pilot and steampunk madame), although I also have some prototype pictures from a contemplated Sarah Sanderson (from Hocus Pocus) costume. This year I’ve got three costumes: Luna Lovegood, Ellie from Jurassic Park, and Columbia from The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

    And yes, I try to put costumes on my pets. They do not often oblige.

  • Natali

    This year since Halloween is on a difficult Monday so no trick or treating for me and my friend, but my parents are probably going to drag me to a Halloween block party. So I will dress up as someone that very few if anyone will get. If I can get my hair curly enough I will go as a short haired Trixa(She is my favorite of Rob’s girls). I am fifteen so no children just yet, but I do have a husky who I may try to put some kind of funky collar on. Even in her slightly more mellow eight years of age she would probably rip apart any kind of costume we try to put on her.
    I can’t wait for the candy and sweets! Candy corn especially, and cookies, chocolate cake with orange icing, brownies, pudding with gummy worms and cookie crumbles, rare meat. Excuse my drooling. But dressing up is definitely the best part of the whole thing. Getting to go crazy and not having anyone judge you for it.
    I make a point not to watch scary movies. As cool as Paranormal Activity 3 looks if I watched it I would probably never sleep ever again. Hell I already have the Auphe and the Weeping Angels making their periodic visits, I don’t need anything else. Thank you.

    Cannot wait for Halloween! Hope everyone has an interesting one.

  • Wolfboy1

    My favorite Halloween’s always involved a trip out to a place called “Circle S Farm” they had a huge corn maze, hayrides in farm wagons back through the fields to pick your own pumpkins, homemade cider, sugar cookies, a petting zoo etc. The funnest feature was a giant barn filled with bales of straw and a couple of very fast slides. My 2 boys and my wife would go there and just have a blast. Playing tag, stuffing straw down each others shirts, wrestling in the straw…now they are all grown and in college so I revert to drinking beer with the neighbors.

  • Jess

    My family celebrates Hallowe’en at Disney World each year at their “Mickey Mouse’s Not-So-Scarry” party. So each year we do a group Disneyesque theme. This year we are doing “Fantasia.”
    My Husband & I doing the “Dance of Hours,” so we are dressing as Ben Ali Gator & Hyacinth Hippo. My daughter & youngest sister are doing the “Pastoral Symphony.” My daughter is the pink pegasus & my sister is Iris, the rainbow Goddess. And last, our dog, Okajee, is dressed as a skeleton from the “Night on Bald Mountain” segment.

    As for traditions, every year I buy a bag a Snickers & rubber roaches and give them out to the older kids who come to our house. I hide the roach in the flap on the back and it blends right in with the wrapper. A little “trick” with their “treat.” We always watch “Willy Wonka.” It’s our favourite movie. 1st, it has candy galore, & 2nd, it’s frigging scary. The heavily make-up’d little people, fat kid almost drowning, giant chickens, and the tunnel scene with Wilder, scarier then any horror movie out there today. And last, we always leave out a bit of milk and a cut up caramel apple under the palm tree in our front yard for the wee folk.

    Have a Happy Hallowe’en Rob & fellow Reavers!

  • Tara

    I love Halloween! It’s my complete weakness. If I had a disposable income, I’d be dangerous and have one of those houses covered in Halloween stuff. One of my favorite things about this time of year is the Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses. It’s all I can do not to load my cart up with them. As for costumes, I’m doing an easy one this year, but it’s in-line with my 11 year old son’s. He’s going at Torchwood’s Captain Jack Harkness and, of course, he needs Gwen Cooper at his side! We’re also doing a zombie walk for charity and, there, I plan on being a zombie kitteh.

  • Stephanie

    I believe this will be our fourth year handing out candy to trick-or-treaters. We’re inviting a few friends over to just hang out with us. I usually dress up like a zombie every year, but I don’t have any face make-up, unfortunately. I don’t have any children…We have a couple of costumes for our dogs (Darth Vader and Frankenstein’s Monster), but we can never get them to wear them. It just never goes well. There is no way I would try to get my cats to wear anything. I don’t want them scratching my eyes out over a costume.

    One thing that has kind of become a tradition are cupcakes for us and our friends on Halloween. We also eat lots of the candy meant for the kids…I love the Tootsie Rolls.

    I love horror films, and I especially love zombie movies. They just give me what I want without fail. The remake of ‘Dawn of the Dead’ is my favorite, but I really love ’28 Days Later,’ too. I love some of the classics too, like the original Halloween (1 &2), Friday the 13th (the goofy originals and the remake), and A Nightmare on Elm Street (the original).

    We just celebrate Halloween, and we never do anything crazy on Halloween. I do remember our asshole neighbor got TPed once, and while I don’t really think it was right, it was still hilarious because he deserved it.

  • Beth C.

    My 6-year-old son will be dressing as Buzz Lightyear, so long as the costume isn’t too big. The back-up plan is the Thomas the Tank Engine costume he has worn the past two years.

  • Kirsten

    I would love to be dressing up as a RT character, but I don’t think I’m quite bad-ass enough. πŸ™

    I’m going as Detlef from Zombie Waffe (http://www.zombiewaffe.com/chapter_cover_3.html); my respirator got here last night, with one day to spare! I’ve got parties with friends tonight and tomorrow, and our office is dressing up on Monday. Plans sort of started last night though, making bloody brain cupcakes for tonight.

    & I certainly do not dress up my cats; no deathwishes here. My aunt dresses up her dogs, and never have I seen more morose looking beasts.

  • Joyce Black

    My favorite Halloween memory is when I was 14 (I was one of 5 sisters from 17-11 years old) and my mom decided to have a seance in the graveyard on Halloween. We all went with our boyfriends and gathered in the circle. After a few minutes of concentrating and giggling, a demon-headed figure rose from behind a large headstone and started to chase us all. Well, everyone was grabbing the next person and throwing them back to be killed while trying to get in front of the crowd. No martyrs here! My Mom had stayed seated and was rolling on the ground laughing. My dad removed his devil mask and joined her. Looking back, we were so scared but it has been my favorite memory of Halloween.

  • Denisetwin

    We have a large bassett hound who we dress up every year – my favorite of his is the King’s Crown and purple cape, but the kids also like his “dinosaur” head hat and his “witch” hat. The cutest though is my baby sister’s Boston Terrier who has a squirrel costume she wears – GO RALLY SQUIRREL! We used to make a huge deal of Halloween costumes for the kids, daughter would pick one out and have me hand sew it every year for 11 years, but the last two we’ve been fly by the night, throw together something on the day before!

  • Arlene

    This year I will be taking a 6 yr. old Jango Fett
    (from Star Wars) and a 3 yr. old zombie kitty
    trick or treating and then we will all chill eat
    candy and watch the Ghost Busters with our vicious
    Were-huahua.

  • Anne V.

    We’re not doing much this year, holing up with a little stash of candy and watching some favorite DVDs-Shaun of the Dead and perhaps Army of Darkness. I would dress the kitties up steampunk style, but I don’t want a facefull of panicked feline claws. It isn’t worth the resentment they would feel for months after.

    My favorite memory: Dressing up in a black suit, knee high black boots, tail, and devil horns for teaching my HS English classes. My high school students already thought I was the devil for assigning so much reading and they got a kick out of it all day long.

  • Amory David Day

    Zombie bar night in ithaca new york with a few high school friends tonight, although I am not dressing as a zombie I usually wear a pea coat and a fedora to go out, so people will probably assume I’m in costume, a character from the adjustment bureau perhaps. Should be a good halloween.

  • Andi Byassee

    For Halloween nowadays, I mostly just sit in the dark and hide from trick-or-treaters (my candy, mine!). One of my favorite memories, though, is from way back when I was about nine and an Army brat living in New Mexico on Sandia base. All the kids went trick-or-treating in the neighborhood and then settled at one family’s house for homemade ice cream (this was New Mexico, remember). My dad, who was an Army doc, arrived a while later dressed in surgical scrubs and a mask, carrying a beer mug, and with a sign that said “Ben Casey, M.D.” taped to his back (okay, how many of you are old enough to recognize that name?!). He did pretty well, or shall I say, got pretty plastered, that night. Good thing he wasn’t actually on call!

    Happy Halloween, Rob and Jayda. Hey, maybe I should start a new Halloween tradition of re-reading one of Rob’s books on the day!

  • Carol

    When my sister and I were trick or treating alone for the first time, we were followed about a block behind us by a big woman in an orange wig, ugly mask, and dress, carrying an iron skillet for holding candy. We went to our usual places and then headed home. It was weird because this woman never seemed to gain on us, but never got behind, either. She only went to the houses we went to and skipped the ones we skipped. We were very relieved to get home, only to find the woman coming to our house. Turned out is was our dad in one of his mother’s dresses. He had a blast that night! Scared the crap out of us, but I love the memory. πŸ™‚

    • Chys

      Omg that’s hilarious!

  • Amanda N

    No real plans for Hallowe’en, sadly. Our flat is such that nobody can even get in unless they live here. But tomorrow, we’re going down to the market on the maes (the open area outside Caernarfon Castle) to the fruit and veg stand to get a pumpkin. To the best of my knowledge, my husband has never made a Jack-o-lantern and this is as good a year as any to start.

    I’m trying to talk him into putting it in the kitchen window once it’s done. You can see it from the beer garden of the pub behind us and I think people would enjoy it.

  • Mary

    I’m going to be a St. Pauli Girl for a weekend party, and Tim Lincecum for work on Monday (sometimes, that’s how I imagine Cal looks). I celebrate Halloween and Samhain. Best Halloween memories are making our costumes when we were little (they had to accommodate snowsuits, as it ALWAYS snows for Halloween in PA)! One year I was a robot, Indiana Jones and a scarecrow, but I think my favorite was the year I was a lumberjack, walking around town in my dad’s shitkickers carrying his axe! I’m not a big horror-genre fan (my imagination is WAY too vivid!), but I’m a huge fan of Tim Burton films, so I’d have to say those are my favorite to watch at this time of the year. My husband is going to be a Cowboy’s fan (he doesn’t really like dressing up), and I think my daughter is going to be Dahvie Vanity from Blood on the Dance Floor (look ’em up). HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

  • Samaelx2

    Nothing special this year–encourage child obesity and poor dental health by handing out candy, and watch horror movies. Gotta love October!! πŸ˜€

  • Cal's_Girl

    I’m going to the Halloween Ball that the Pagan Student Association is putting on. I’m dressing as a Tavern Wench! and I celebrate Day of the Dead, Halloween, and Samhain.

    Always glad to do a Rob-tastic contest!