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Oh god,:slap: I hate this time of year. I can never afford to do anything or dress up for Halloween. It sucks!:(

I'm one of those people that loves Halloween so much I will plan costumes months and months in advance and lurk on Hollywood special effects forums for tips and tricks.

I would love to work on latex prosthetic masks and body parts and custom tailor some outfits, makeup etc. That stuff that is painstaking and fun.... just working on the finer details for one night. I'd do it just to see other people be happy.

It's the anxiety of being around lots of people that gets to me.:eek:
 

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My SIL and I are mega big into Halloween! It's not that big here in the UK, but we always have a big party. I already havemy costume- going as bride of chucky! Going to wear my old wedding dress,now about four sizes too big- gonna cut it up and sew it in, leather jacket over and wig- job done! Last year I went as one of the Clockwork orange guys. I'd say the main the difference here is not many people get into it, and when people dress up, it's always a scary costume.
 

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Check out what I found!


I originally had BrokenVows in mind when I found this recipe and was about to shoot off a PM, but I figured everyone needs to see it. It's pretty cool. It's a bunch of shaped cookies with the center cut out, glued together with icing and filled with whatever you want.

Here's the recipe. not martha — Trick-Or-Treat Cookies for Halloween

Let me know how it turns out if any of you decide to give it a shot. I'd love to see an adult version with some sort of alcohol cooked into either the dough or the filling. Maybe dipped in white or dark chocolate with some sort of melted chocolate or caramel center.:smthumbup:
 

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Those cookies look really cute Nsweet. I wonder why the M & M's don't melt, ah you bake them first and then put them inside baked cookies glued by frosting! Great idea.


I admit I am more of a "PotteryBarn kids Halloweenist" with the cute ghosts and pumpkins as opposed to the gory stuff. When I was blessed to be a SAHM I went all out, we all had costumes, fog machines and goodies and glow sticks for trick or treaters. This year my costume will be The Mom who Walks With kids for Trick or Treating.
 

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Oh god,:slap: I hate this time of year. I can never afford to do anything or dress up for Halloween. It sucks!:(

I'm one of those people that loves Halloween so much I will plan costumes months and months in advance and lurk on Hollywood special effects forums for tips and tricks.

I would love to work on latex prosthetic masks and body parts and custom tailor some outfits, makeup etc. That stuff that is painstaking and fun.... just working on the finer details for one night. I'd do it just to see other people be happy.

It's the anxiety of being around lots of people that gets to me.:eek:
I'm like you, I get professional theater make up and one year I dressed up as Sally so I went to diffrente fabric stores to make the dress as close to the characters as possible. I put a lot of thought and detail to my costumes.
I even practic :D the make up the night before :D
 

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You make it sound like staying at home or chauffeuring the kids for trick-or-treating isn't any fun. Are you kidding? I would love to do that. If there was a SAHM mom willing to let me help her pass out candy and bake cookies, or taker her kids out to all the good neighborhoods for buckets of candy I would.

That's like a right of passage trick or treating with youngsters, or helping someone else with the 180... depending on how you look at it. It is a holiday and a rough time of year for the newly divorced. All the better reason to stuff yourself with chocolate, b!tch about your ex with a friend, and watch Rocky Horror in between passing out candy.:smthumbup:
 

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You are right, my kids are just missing the privileged life we once had and their old home where they spent their "whole" life and I am sad that I cannot go all out on a costume, I would be an angel with huge wings this year or Alice in Armor from the Johnny Depp version.

I will make an effort to appreciate my kids when we trick or treat this year, I really love them and am grateful to them. Maybe someday, God willing, I can go back to the lady in the decked out house with the best goodies on the block. I have an apartment so no trick or treaters this year but it will save us some money so I will look at it this way.

Halloween is big here, it is a holiday that everyone celebrates no matter what religion they are (well except for the minority that boycotts it due to religion).
 

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I love to put on a scary mask, wait for the little trick-or-treaters, and scare them into dropping their candy bags and running.

I then grab the candy and wait for the next group.

Hey, you don't see the cops/aldermen/politicians in Chicago going door-to-door for THEIR goodies, so why should I?
 
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You are right, my kids are just missing the privileged life we once had and their old home where they spent their "whole" life and I am sad that I cannot go all out on a costume, I would be an angel with huge wings this year or Alice in Armor from the Johnny Depp version.

I will make an effort to appreciate my kids when we trick or treat this year, I really love them and am grateful to them. Maybe someday, God willing, I can go back to the lady in the decked out house with the best goodies on the block. I have an apartment so no trick or treaters this year but it will save us some money so I will look at it this way.

Halloween is big here, it is a holiday that everyone celebrates no matter what religion they are (well except for the minority that boycotts it due to religion).
You can still take them to the old neighborhood to trick or treat. :)
 

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I'm like you, I get professional theater make up and one year I dressed up as Sally so I went to diffrente fabric stores to make the dress as close to the characters as possible. I put a lot of thought and detail to my costumes.
I even practic :D the make up the night before :D
I don't do professional make-up but then my costumes haven't required it.

I've been Carmen Miranda (only the gay men knew who I was LOL), Beer wench, little red riding hood (beer wench costume with the red cloak and basket), Flo from Progressive (before it was cool/common!) and a Tubervore.

Tubervore is a make-believe rodent - I was working on my screened porch and discussing progress with a friend and said "two by four" so fast that she joked and said "Tubervore, what's that, a small rodent?" and one of the few times in my life I had a snappy comeback I said "Yup, one that only eats tubers [roots]". She instantly got the joke and we cracked up laughing until we cried. That year she was a black Tubervore and I was a gray ring-tailed one. :D
 

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One of the coolest costumes I saw was when a friend bought a pale mint green bridesmaid dress (she was aiming for pale blue but the green worked) and she decorated it with those battery operated icicles hung all around the skirt plus some non-battery ones, put frosty makeup on, got a blond updo wig and stuck icicles up from underneath... she was the ice queen from Narnia. looked super cool when all of the icicles were turned on. Some were under the tulle and some over. Great effect.

Dress from goodwill and icicles from the dollar store. The wig was the only investment.
 

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Oh god,:slap: I hate this time of year. I can never afford to do anything or dress up for Halloween. It sucks!:(

I'm one of those people that loves Halloween so much I will plan costumes months and months in advance and lurk on Hollywood special effects forums for tips and tricks.

I would love to work on latex prosthetic masks and body parts and custom tailor some outfits, makeup etc. That stuff that is painstaking and fun.... just working on the finer details for one night. I'd do it just to see other people be happy.

It's the anxiety of being around lots of people that gets to me.:eek:
Nsweet you could go as a porn star or something ala Ron Jeremy
 

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I love, love, love the Carmen Miranda fruit hat! Not everyone can pull that off and you do beautifully.

Indeed, a great suggestion EnjoliWoman, to take the kids to the old neighborhood! Luckily, my very social daughter has made quite a few friends in her new school. If we cross a major street we end up in the residential neighborhood where their new school is so we may try something new! The added bonus is the homes are smaller so there are more per block which = more candy!

I used to carve pumpkins, fill them with candles and use them as Centerpieces all through the month of October, I LOVE Halloween.
 
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