When I saw this Halloween Tag appear on A Geek Girl’s Guide, I knew this would be right up my alley. I always say Halloween is my favorite holiday that’s not an actual holiday. Why do I love Halloween so much?? Hopefully this tag gives you some insite into my spooky brain.
When does the Halloween season start for you?
I started wearing my Pumpkin sweater on the last weekend in August. Many coworkers felt this was too early, but I disagree. The fiance doesn’t let me put up any decorations before October 1st.
Do you have any Halloween traditions?
When I was younger, my dad would always take a ton of pictures before we went trick or treating. Halloween was fun in my family as we would gather around the kitchen table carving pumpkins. My mom would stay at home and watch horror movies and pass out candy. As I reflect on my childhood memories, Halloween will always be a pleasant memory of mine thanks to both of my parents.
What is your favorite Halloween memory?
This is a tough one. There was one memory where my dad drove me and my brother around to trick or treat. I remember going with my friends as we all lived in the neighborhood. There was a time where I would have a sleepover with one of my best friends if Halloween happened to fall on the weekend.
Do you decorate for Halloween?
YES! All of the Halloween decorations. We picked up a couple of antique decorations at an apple orchard near our apartment. There are Halloween window stickers, a purple velvet skull and several hanging decorations as well. All of it will probably come down November 1st, but I will attempt to keep them up for as long as possible.
Favorite Halloween Costume?
I loved being Belle from Beauty and the Beast. My brother was Steve Irwin that year for Halloween. Besides Belle, I remember dressing up as Jesse from Toy Story and I had an orange and black witch costume.
If you could be in a Halloween movie (horror or not) which would you choose?
My favorite type of Halloween movie to watch is a slasher film, but I wouldn’t want to be chased by a serial killer. I would probably pick It’s a Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown because the Peanuts are cute and I would love to see myself animated in the style of a Peanuts character.
How do you plan on celebrating Halloween this year?
I could either play a Call of Cthulhu DnD one shot session or in year’s past I would go to a brewery and have a pint while being in costume. It all depends on what I’m in the mood for this year. Personally, if I do go to a brewery, I want to find an animal onesie, so I stay warm in the cold.
Have you ever carved a Jack-O-Lantern?
HECK YEAH! I don’t think I will carve one this year, but I have done so in the past.
What is something you want to do to celebrate Halloween one year?
Visit Salem, MA. My family & I drove up to Salem when we went to Boston in May of 2018. I have heard Salem goes all out for Halloween and I think it would be a dream come true to go. Otherwise visiting Tokyo or New Orleans during Halloween would probably be fun too.
What is your Halloween costume this year? If you don’t have one, what would you like to be?
No idea! I haven’t had time to go costume shopping. I’m going to check goodwill, but I also have a Spirit Halloween coupon to use. I try not to shop at Spirit because the quality is cheap and expensive. Sometimes I’ll pick up accessories I can use in cosplay because that way I can use whatever I buy multiple times. It comes down to what’s affordable or what I can thrift for what my costume will be this year.
Super Scary Halloween or Lighthearted Spooky Halloween?
A little mix of both. I enjoy watching various horror movies, but I also like little kids in costumes. I would love to get a costume on Athena, but I’m not sure if that will work out this year.
How would you spend a Halloween at home versus going out?
I personally want to go out on Halloween. I like being around people who like Halloween as much as me! If I were at home, I would probably read more of the Deathly Hallows or play a scary video game.
Why Do You Love Halloween?
Reasons why I love Halloween: autumn colors, spooky decorations, cute costumes, little kids in costumes, candy corn, pumpkin carving etc. Need I say more? 🙂