Have a very happy and spooky Halloween and maybe listen to the Monster Mash once for me.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
So I’m preeeetty sure that Jane Austen never spent her Halloweens carving pumpkins, and if she did I’m also pretty sure she looked a lot more serene and dainty doing it, but really, where’s the fun in that? Scraping out the pumpkin goo with your hands is the best! I’m a big Halloween geek – I love decorating and crafternooning to make all sorts of spooky decorations and cooking pumpkin soup and eating it out of more hollowed-out pumpkins and putting together my (sometimes very elaborate) costumes. Oh, and listening to the Monster Mash a bazillion times. Usually I spend a lot more time planning my Halloween, but this year it just sort of crept up on us and left us with not very much time to plan anything. But I did manage to throw together this Jane Austen costume using stuff I already had. Yes, I actually own a cropped pink paisley blazer…um…ew. It may offend some people’s fashionista senses and sensibilities but I was pretty happy it was still hanging up in my bag of “maybe I’ll just keep this old stuff for a costume one day” clothes when I was putting together my costume this year.