As many of you loyal followers know, I live in the United States so I celebrate Halloween. I don’t “celebrate” it by wearing spooky costume and going to Halloween parties, but I do trick or treat. Since I was around 15, I haven’t really done it alone because when people only hear my voice then they ask if I’m too old and it’s kinda awkward. So, now I just go with my niece or little cousins. I’d go with steph if I had the chance, but I won’t be in Reno at the same time as her for it. I’ve always been afraid of all the scary imagery and stuff, plus if something is scary then it always has to be gross and I hate gross things.
If there’s an ugly witch hanging from naomi’s door when I’m trying to eat, it goes in the trash. I have literally no tolerance for anything like that. I still wear costumes, but they’re not grotesque or spooky. The earliest outfit I remember wearing was a Dopey outfit from Snow White, but I might have been a teletubby before that. I’ll have to consult the photo album for that one. My costumes have ranged from a ninja to a buff M&M, but they’re always some kind of cartoon or action character. Unfortunately for me, I was always afraid of all the decorations people put out so I would avoid those houses at all costs. That cut into my total profits, and this is the only holiday other than easter that revolves around candy.
I think that Halloween has also been kinda Hollywood-ized in a way, so that sellers can make more money off costumes in a broad variety of themes other than just scary stuff. After all, 100 years ago, I bet nobody dressed up as a princess for Halloween. Maybe just the democrats. I told these same thoughts to my friend while we shopped for groceries yesterday, as I mentioned in my other article. He sells short term rental special use permits for a living, and made a joke about dressing us as a license salesman for Halloween.