Tuesday, November 01, 2005
If you didn't get to see my boys in person, here they are in their Halloween costumes -- Darth Midget and The Red Power Ranger. Darth Vader was the most popular costume this year, as you can see from this photo (none of those kids is Michael, by the way). There were no fewer than a dozen Evil Lords of the Sith at the Halloween parade at Michael's school. (There were probably a lot more than a dozen; I lost count.) It's just too easy now to run out and buy some crummy costume that will look more authentic than anything you can make at home.
Back in the olden days, I don't remember running to the store to buy a new costume every year. (That doesn't mean it didn't happen, but I have a very bad memory, so I'm just assuming here.) I remember being a clown for a few years and a pumpkin for a few years after that. One of the few "home made" costumes I saw yesterday was one kid who was wearing a big square box. He was dressed up as a television. That was one of the best costumes I saw all day. I'm sure the kid was mumbling something about "stupid parents" and "why can't I be a Power Ranger like all the other kids" while he was trick-or-treating, but I certainly enjoyed his costume.
Next up on the iPont rant, how today's Halloween candy sucks.