A couple of Saturdays ago my husband and I had a Halloween party to attend…costumes mandatory. For most people, like my husband, this is an opportunity to have fun and do something that he loves to do, dress up. For someone more introverted like me, this invitation initially made me groan and shudder.
SO, I’ll back it up a bit. My husband starts growing his beard around August every year in anticipation of Halloween to don one of his two costumes….a Barbarian or a Bavarian. He will dress up regardless of whether of not we are invited to a party. He will dress up to simply trick or treat with the kids, or show up at my parents over 55 community Halloween party, or just to walk around town. I love this about him. I have the matching Barbarian costume but it’s been worn several times so I went in search of a matching Bavarian costume this year.
I found one but wow it seems all costumes are made in a very revealing fashion. I tried it on at the Spirit Costume store and pleaded with the 20-year-old sales girl to give me an honest opinion about whether or not my 43-year-old body could pull this off. She said I could. I still decided to wear shorts underneath so nothing would sneak out. :)
And this was our final look as a Bavarian couple right before we took off to the party.
I still wasn’t convinced.
But we got to our darkly lit Halloween party where we saw so many fun costumes and unrecognizable friends. We laughed so much. It was more fun than I’ve had in a long time. And I realized there’s something to this costume party thing. Dressing up adds a different element of amusement and inhibition to a party.
Do you wear a costume for Halloween?