We had quite a day getting the costumes ready, Anna was going to be Nancy Drew, but picked up a book series called the Poison Apples about teenage vampire fashionistas, and decided that was what she wanted. Well, would you believe no fangs to be had in town? Finally stopped in a a costume shop where they sell mostly slutty this and that costumes (and even the kid costumes were of the slutty wench variety!), but they did have fangs. Well, we wait to attach them and they kept falling out, so she changed again to teenage guitar player, which caused much commotion amongst other trick or treaters who wanted her to play, not quite understanding that she is a classical guitarist who owns an electric guitar, but doesn't know how to play simple chords, she just knows the hard stuff! Grace originally wanted to be Kimbra, an Australian singer, but decided it made her too annoyed when no one ever knows who she is dressed up as (last year no one guessed Bellatrix Lestrange, even though she really looked like her.) So, it had to be her other favorite celebrity, Lucy Ricardo, we did have fun making the Vitameatavegamin bottle, and people even guessed her costume right, Lucy is Lucy even when she is Chinese.
I think we had 200 trick or treaters this year, I hear about other places getting no kids and keep wondering why they are getting driven to my tiny neighborhood. At least they were all cute and polite this year, but I am glad it is over!