In an effort to catch up on my blogging I wanted to share some photos and stories about Halloween. It’s always better late than never right? (I feel like I’m handing in a term paper a week late with this blog post. Ahhhh the memories from my undergrad and grad school!)
It is a fun day that has many events throughout the day for the community. The Elementary and High School had costume/face painting contests in the afternoon. For children under 5…there was a costume contest for them as well at the Community Centre in the afternoon. I didn’t go to either of these events.
My Halloween started at 5pm! Here in town things the Trick-or-Treaters come between 5 and 7pm… I had visits from Buzz Light Year, Scary Monsters, Vampires, Witches and more…most of these photos were taken just after 5pm. (yes, it is that dark out at that time)
A friend of mine picked me up and drove us to the High School. (…it was one of the first really ‘cold’ nights! I think it was about -10C or so + a wind chill)! The High School was the place to be after 7:30pm. The Grade 12 students turned some classrooms into a Haunted House as a fundraiser for their grad trip. $2 was your admission, many kids went over, and over and over again! (The Grads fundraise doing various projects throughout the year to help out with their trip.) I didn’t go into the haunted house…because I’m a bit of a whimp and my #1 fear is not of the dark, but walking-moving-around- in the dark.
Being the scardy-cat I am…I hung out in the gym, talked with my friends…watched kids play and just chilled until the Costume Costume started! For the Costume Contest there were a few different categories: Best Costume, “Worst” Costume, Best Act, Best Man dressed up as a Lady, and Best Face Paint.
Top left: One of the teachers is “Snow White” in the Man-Dressed-like-Lady Category. Top Right: here’s a look at the Best Costumes. Bottom (L&R): Face Painting Category
Here’s a few selections from the “Worst” Category. This was my favourite to watch. The aim of this costume is to dress up as ‘crazy’ as you can…and not let anyone know who you are. You then parade / dance around the gym as the judges score the costumes.
…here’s someone that is just a bit of an expert in Loonie-Toonie sales!
Top L&R: more costumes for the “worst” category Bottom L: a couple men strut their stuff for the Men-dressed-as-a-lady Category!
I had so much fun talking with my friend and her family. Even got to cuddle a few cute babies, one of whom was a little Tigger!
It was an awesome night. I’m thinking next Halloween I need to put some more ‘thought’ into my costume. I suppose I have a whole year to think about it!