Welcome Everyone to a "NEW" addition to the "Soft in the Head" family “Soft in the Head Hauntings”! This blog will be devoted entirely to my love of Halloween and everything Halloween and the inner “trickster” that exists in all of us! I will debut new Halloween characters and their stories here, quirky stories from my childhood and funny and often “bloopers” of my everyday life road. I hope you will find some time to follow the "Haunting Happenings" here at "Soft in the Head Hauntings".....

~~~I'll bet living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween. ~~~

The Countdown Begins....

"From ghosties and ghoulies and long-leggedy beasties, and things that go bump in the night...good Lord deliver us!" - Old Scottish Prayer
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The "Ghoultide Gathering" October 2, 2010

Oct 12, 2009

It's Almost Here!!!!!

Who Ya Gonna Be??????
I remember when I was young that it would take me months to figure out who I wanted to be for Halloween. My friends and I would start setting our claims to certain characters very early so not to copy one another. After all it was VERY important to be one of a kind! My favorite costume was always the one I (actually mom) would make from odds and ends around the house.
It felt like I had been given a special wish when my mom would let me go through her costume jewelry and closet. There was this one Halloween that I REALLY wanted to be a gypsy...Gypsies were very big in the '50's. My mom had the most perfect skirt and tons (well I thought tons) of beads. She also had this very sparkly scarf that was often used as a shawl that she would wrap around my head. I looked so good! Dad came home from the "Five and Dime" with a small tambourine which was "JUST PERFECT" and I was ready to flaunt my stuff and collect a ton of goodies in the process! My bestest friend Marsha came over and much to my dismay she too was dressed as a gypsy. She had thought about being a witch but her mom talked her into the gypsy cause she had more funny clothes to chose from....Oh well so I guess now I had a caravan instead of the "Lone Gypsy"! It was great to see all your friends imaginations come alive on this auspicious night! Many created their own costumes but quite a few bought theirs. Remember the boxed costumes. They had everything! My brother loved "Zorro" from the Zorro on Disney! I remember going to the "Five and Dime" with my mom and seeing stacks upon stacks of costume boxes. Remember "Ben Cooper" and "Collegeville"? Halloween always sparks the greatest memories for me. We NEVER had fear of trick or treating. My parents would set a time frame and off we would go....with our pillow cases! You would see all your buddies or think you knew who they were...some of the costumes were amazing! There was never fear of anyone getting hurt or poisoned...Halloween was magical! My own children got to enjoy some of that magic when they were young. We tried to keep it alive. I still remember the smells and sounds of my childhood, I wonder if they do too. What is your fondest memory of "Halloween?"

5 comments:

Betsy said...

oh so many good memories for me too!! I was always a witch..as the years went on, my costume got better and better...I do remember the boxed costumes and those plastic masks that would make your face sweat...lol..oh, the good old days, thanks for the memories Pam...

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Hey Pam, I too dressed as a gypsy and loved it..If I recall right..it snowed that night..and I spilled my halloween candy from my pillowcase in the snow and remember the light of the moon helping me to pick up most of it..too bad kids can't enjoy the innocense of halloween like we did as kids..we used to yell at the top of our lungs "trick or treat" for the folks to know we were at the door..nowadays the kids barely give a lame at best trick or treat...I loved when the folks would make us do a trick before we got the treat...oh those were the days and it would be neat to revisit it again..;) have a good one.:)

Cat (darklingwoods) said...

What a lovely new blog!

I adore Halloween too, I'm afraid my mum didn't sew or craft so I was stuck with those plastic masks till I was old enough to make my own ;) I still had great fun!

Mossy Gate said...

Pam, I hate to admit it but my favorite costume I remember wearing was a 60's boxed Barbie costume, complete with the sweaty plastic mask and the little thin dress that tied on. It had blond hair molded on and I thought that was so cool because I have black hair. It would have been great if my younger sister could have been Midge or Skipper, but alas, no such costume was to be had at the time. We used to get to wear our costumes to school, parade through the neighborhood and in the gym. In Michigan, Halloween night was sometimes snowy or cold and we would have to wear a COAT over our beautiful costume...the horror!! The best was sitting on the floor with my brother and sister after trick-or-treating, spilling our goodies from our pillowcases, and then the trading candies began! Love your music!!!

Designs By CK said...

I'll be workin' MJ's Thriller costume for passing out treats and painting the town red (literally) later on that nite! '-)

Popping in to wish you a VONDERFUL weekend.

Chris (-:

XOXO