With Halloween right around the corner, I have a confession to make. I love to dress up. Give me any excuse and I’m there, whether it’s handing out candy to the neighborhood kids or acting in local theater musicals.
A couple of Saturdays ago I took part along with the rest of the HearthFire Keep board in a citywide scavenger hunt put on by CluedUpp Geogames with an Alice in Wonderland theme. Up and down the streets of downtown Denver we went, searching for clues and solving riddles. Dressed as the White Rabbit, I got lots of compliments and even had my picture taken by a sweet Down Syndrome girl. I was sore all over by the end of the day, but it was well worth it.
I suspect this penchant for dressing up may come from the same creative well as writing fiction, creating characters and then watching them play out their stories. As I write, I’m in their heads and their hearts, feeling their emotions with them. Many times they surprise me and do something I didn’t expect.
What about you? Do you like to dress up? If so, tell me all about it below!
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Lori Smanski says
what a fun post. thanks for sharing. no I am not one to get excited about dressing up, unless it is dressing up for church or a wedding, etc…. I am the oldest of five. three brothers between me and my younger sister. I was more into being a second mommy and being like my mom.
Deb Kastner says
That’s a lot of responsibility! I admire how you wanted to emulate your mom.
Valerie Comer says
I’m just the opposite LOL. If an event calls for “dress-up” I will likely give the whole event a pass!
Deb Kastner says
Ha ha! My mom NEVER dresses up, but we got her on this one.
Alicia Haney says
Hi, I have not dressed up for Halloween for a long time, I enjoy seeing others all dressed up though. I love seeing all the cute and scary costumes. I love seeing my daughter, son in law , my grandaughter and our grandson all dressed up for Halloween, they always have a theme dressing up. Have a great day and stay safe. I enjoyed reading your post and seeing the photos.
Deb Kastner says
I’ve always hoarded the handing out of candy job because I love seeing all the kids in our neighborhood dressed up.
That’s a great costume! I used to love dressing up for parties and things, I don’t get much of a chance now but I love helping my kids dress up, it’s great fun.
I can’t dressing up or leave it, and mostly I leave it!! lol!! I did have fun many years ago dressing up as a character for a local Christian book store. They paid me with a Precious Moments figurine. I didn’t wear a face mask, and one little one came up and gave me a hug. His mom said he normally didn’t like characters, but since I didn’t have the mask on, he liked me!
Debra Pruss says
I have signed up for your newsletter. I used to enjoy dress up when I was younger. I do not enjoy it so much anymore. Thank you so much for sharing. God bless you.
Im late but probably don’t dress up that much. I was in a couple of plays in high school which was fun.
We don’t really do halloween here although its getting more traction each year but I am not a fan of it.
I went to a conference where we had a welcome even for the first night and had to dress 50’s. One of our group had a theatre group and brought the blue skirts and we had white t shirts (with Jen’s Angels on them as she was team leader) and we had bobby socks and shoes and a blue scarf for our necks. It was fun the skirts were so cool Our one male member dressed as a young Elvis.