Costume Party

This week has asked some spooky questions.

  1. Did you celebrate Halloween? If so, what was your most memorable costume? No, not as a child. We went carol singing at Christmas, and there was penny for the guy (not that I went around asking money for fireworks, didn’t like them much) We used to sing a carol, and we would get money. I did take my, now grown-up children, to go trick or treating, but never went near anyone with their lights off, or where there would be anyone elderly. My daughter keeps this tradition, and we will be going out on Halloween with my granddaughter.

2. When was the last time you dressed in a costume? What was the reason? I went to a Halloween party held by my daughter’s friend’s mother. She always held a party. We would dress up for that. I was a witch, and my husband a werewolf.

3. As a child, did you like pretending you were someone else? Did you create costumes with things around the house? I loved being on stage and pretending I was anyone else but me. I was bullied as a child, so had self-esteem issues. Not that I got the leading role. I was the mother of a hanged man, and forgot my lines, and a can, can girl. I had a bag of dressing up clothes, and would pretend I was a singer, and wear costumes for that.

4. Did you ever attend Mardi Gras, Carnival or any other festival with masks or costumes? Did you wear a mask or costume? No.

5. Were you ever in a play (school or otherwise) that required a costume? If so, who were you? As I said above, I was a mother, and a can, can girl. I also was one of the eleven ladies dancing at infants and played the violin (Twinkle twinkle little star very badly) Surprisingly, I only had the violin for a short period.

6. Do you participate in cosplay or go to Comic Conventions? No, but my daughter loves them. Before settling down and becoming a mum. Although tomorrow she will be going to the London Comic Con with her partner, son, daughter (who will be three tomorrow) as a treat. They are not dressing up though. She used to make all her costumes, including a red eyed, black dragon, Harlequin, characters from Naruto, and more.

7. What character from movies, comics, or plays has the best costume? I have to say Harlequin, she is quirky, tough, and can look after herself.

8. Think of scary or horror movies. Which character’s costume and/or make up was the most frightening? Was it the costume alone, or the movie itself which made it frightening? Freddie, there was a simple costume, but I was always scared watching the films, but then I am a bit of wimp.

9. Have you ever visited historic places where the staff wears period costumes? If so, where was it? No.

10. Have you ever attended a Broadway or Off Broadway or Community Theatre production with great costumes? Leave a clip or photo here of your favorite. I live in the UK, so that would be difficult. I did see Equus with my daughter. She was about eighteen, and a Daniel Radcliffe fan. It was a good play, and I got a look from the actor who played Uncle Vernon. My mobile wasn’t switched off, so as I tried to turn it off, it played the music to go with it. He looked up at me, as my daughter did the sensible thing, and took out the battery.

A couple of weeks ago I went to a fellow writer’s amateur production (murder mystery, with witches, funny costume changes, and a murder. We had to guess who committed the murder, and the winner got a chocolate orange. I absolutely loved it. Not just because it was the best belly laugh, I had in ages, but because it was the best version of Macbeth (lots of comedy). They all looked like they were having so much fun and so did the audience. One of the witches wore a chef’s hat because the murder victim didn’t have the correct costumes.

Published by writerravenclaw

I am a fifty something mother of two grown up children, and one beautiful grandchild. I have been married for nearly thirty-four years. My first book was published ten years ago. I wrote my book Sticks and Stones because of my experience of being bullied at school.

4 thoughts on “Costume Party

  1. My sister and I celebrated Halloween as children, with lots of apples, nuts, sweets and dressing up. My daughter went to parties, but nowadays it seems her daughters are at parties every other weekend. And Halloween is nothing but monsters and vampires!
    Being on stage in character is a different buzz.

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