I've always liked Halloween.
Everything from the class parties, wearing your costume to school and trick or treating in grade school to the massive party and chaos on State Street in Madison during college.
And my costumes? While I don't remember them all, there are a few that standout.
In second grade I was a dinosaur. And I convinced my Mom to let me take my green face paint to school, because honestly, what kind of dinosaur has a human flesh colored face? That was also the year I got sick in the neighbor's driveway after a long night of trick or treating.
Freshmen year in college I opted for the Cat in the Hat costume. Yes, head to toe fleece, including the fleece mittens and hat. Let's just say that was the year I learned why all the college girls went for the skimpy, slutty nurse or devil costumes. Because head-to-toe fleece and crammed house parties? I was one sweaty Cat in the Hat.
Sophomore year I went the devil in a black dress route. Easy costume. Some horns, a tail and a pitch fork. It was good, and cool.
I rounded out college as a handy, Miss Fix-It and a reporter (who unfortunately really had to work that Halloween weekend).
Since college, Halloween has kind of taken a backseat to life. Granted, I spent two of those Halloweens packing a U-Haul and moving from Wisconsin to Indiana and back and another two working.
But this year? The party invitation arrived today. The party even comes complete with a theme - A Wedding from Hell. As the invite says, "Costumes are strongly encouraged" and the hosts? They were even nice enough to give us some suggestions. I could be a prenup lawyer. Or a wedding coordinator. Or even the ex-girlfriend of the groom.
All I know is I have just over two weeks to put together a costume to help me enjoy my first Halloween celebration in a LONG time! Any suggestions?