When I worked at Carlson Marketing Group we would dress up for Halloween and one year I was a fairy godmother. Trust me, finding that prom dress that would fit my frame was not easy. If I could find that I could make any old wish come true.
I have been many things for Halloween, but my favorite costume, by far, was the year I dressed up as a Roller Derby girl as an adult. We were giving out candy with friends on the porch of the local paper in my small town. We did that for a couple of years until we got burned out by the older kids/adults who were obviously a little smashed and not really looking for candy. Anyway, I digress. I had on roller skates, a helmet, pads, leggings and - the best part - underpants that said Spooky across the butt over the pants.
I was going about my evening handing out candy to good little goblins and their families, rolling around the porch.
Well, months later, I was introduced to the building inspector and I said that we hadn't met before. But he quickly said, "oh, I know you! You were the Roller Derby girl last year for Halloween. I remember your... um... costume." That's right, my butt, he remembered my spooky butt! Oh well, at least I made an impression so many months ago!
Halloween for grownups is a VERY different thing than dressing up the kiddo's. Heck, this year I was coveting a slinky Scrabble costume or, of course either Big Bird or a Woman in a Binder! We shall see!