Don’t you wish you were at my house last night?

The cutest pepper I know:


Husband’s magnum opus:


. . . and again with flash:


And the only photo of your hostess that will ever appear here (except maybe for other photos involving masks and wigs):


Fun was had, and there may have been gingerbread. And pumpkin bread. And perhaps beer.

I was generally unimpressed with the costume choices of our trick-or-treaters. We had a whole lot of witches, princesses and pirates, several queens in red velvet, and the usual boys in gory masks. There were quite a few Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and some plain old ninjas. One cowboy, one Raggedy Ann, and one four-year-old Wendy, with her father fully decked out as Captain Hook.

I was appalled by one eight-year-old who showed up in a midriff-baring, skintight, silver pop star costume, complete with earpiece and microphone. Generally, though, I was relieved to see the little girls choose cute and scary over sexy. Not like they didn’t have enough options if they had decided to go that route.

So we watched some not-too-scary movies (Beetle Juice!) and hurled candy at passing children. And life was good.


14 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Red Diabla said,

    In our neighborhood Mr. Incredible was a surprisingly popular choice for the young’uns. A lot less Star Wars crap, thank goodness. For the girls dressing like a cheerleader was very popular. Fairies were plentiful, too.

    For some reason the stoopid costume from “Scream” was worn by quite a few kids. Ugh.

    I also noticed that there weren’t too many sexy outfits worn by the ‘tween girls, but both the husband and I noted that quite a few of those ‘tween girls were already well-developed and looked older than they were despite their outfits. Yikes.

  2. 2

    Annika said,

    He looks so fat! I want to eat him.

  3. 3

    Annika said,

    Hey, where did my comment go?

  4. 5

    miss kendra said,

    he DOES look chubbalicious.

    sam is a pepper!

    (sorry i missed it. boo.)

  5. 6

    MonkeyGurrl said,

    Sorry I missed it too – Those are easily two of the cutest halloweeney pix I’ve seen!

    And Beetlejuice is easily one of my all-time favorite movies!

  6. 7

    Hyphen said,

    I swear I will not let my hubby fly to Pittsburgh again on Halloween!

    Bummer we missed it, though stupid me I didn’t even think about going to your place AFTER dropping him off.

    I think this means that I dressed up as an airhead yesterday.


  7. 8

    SilliGirl said,

    I must be getting used to little kids being dressed up sexy because I didn’t think those costumes were that bad (except maybe the devil). I feel like I’ve seen worse regular clothes on little kids, you know?

    That said, mine were fully covered as the ever-wholesome Hermione and her faithful furry sidekick, Crookshanks, and they were almost as adorable as that hot pepper up there!

  8. 9

    uccellina said,

    SilliGirl – I’m horrified by the regular clothes too. Seven-year-olds should not be exposing their pudendas in public, on Halloween or any other day. The pink leopard print kitty outfit bears an uncomfortable resemblance to stripper costumes, and while the “Adorable Witch” isn’t overtly sexual, I’m sickened by the exhortation that” Not all witches are scary! You can prove it in this feminine costume . . .” Because god forbid little girls might forget that their job is to be feminine at all times.

  9. 10

    Sachi said,

    I was showing Ma pics of our wig night and she really dug your wig. She’ll be pleased as punch to hear that you were able to wear it lastnight.

  10. 11

    Laurie Ann said,

    Downtown yesterday I saw a baby in a pepper costume and thought, “Oh, that’s what Sam will look like.” But that child was a mere wannabe to the cuteness that is Sam. He does look like he stuffed his cheeks with something. Was Will a magician?

  11. 12

    Pam said,

    Ahahah! I only saw Sam post-costume. SO ADORABLE!!
    My coworkers say thanks for the donuts.

  12. 13

    Mom said,

    And all I got was some candy my teaching assistant put together for the freshman class.

  13. 14

    The chili pepper costume is adorable!

    I like to know that there are parents dressing up with their kids in matching costumes.. thats nice to hear. I think it makes it better for the kids!

    I hate it when little girls are dressing up in belly dancer, singer, etc type costumes.. shouldn’t parents just say, “Wait til you are older!?”

    Beetlejuice is my all time favorite movie 🙂

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