|I got this picture from Google. I needed something that would work with the post.|
I found out three days before Halloween, that we were allowed and encouraged to dress up because our mall does trick or treating. The store even provided three bags of various candies for us to hand out.
Unfortunately, that meant I had three days to find a costume. I checked a couple of stores but the only decent ones were $50+. I wasn't allowed to be scary, gory, or revealing. No masks, fake weapons, or extensive face paint were allowed either. Mall security had to make sure everyone was safe, so no complaints from me.
I was going to be a princess because I have a tiara but I couldn't find any dress that would work (even in the regular stores). So I went with Plan B and decided to buy some cat ears and a tail.
|I had to be Miley Cyrus in order to get my hair right. I couldn't be her though, because that would break the "no revealing clothes" rule. I did, however, have Wrecking Ball stuck in my head for two days... And now, again.|
|"Mom, are my pigtails and ears even? Does it look okay?"|
I probably should have asked if I looked like I was punched in the eyes, because yes, yes I did.
|"Is my eye-shadow even? I'm wearing three colors. I can't tell."|
|"What about my eye-liner? It blends in with the eye-shadow. Do I look too emo or goth or whatever?"|
|"I look evil. I think the mascara did it. Mom, don't I look evil?"|
|"Okay, everything is even, but does the lipstick go with the makeup? I don't look like a 1980's prostitute, right?"|
|The only picture in which I have a visible tail. I got to work and had to use a paperclip to make it stay still, which then resulted in, "Hey, is my tail even?"|
We spent the entire day giving out candy. I was letting the kids pick their favorite until a family of four each took a massive handful and almost emptied my bowl. The kiosk across from us gave us some more candy. I had one kid a lollipop and he just said "...oh" and walked away.
The girls in the store across from ours and my girls and I were all yelling, "Hey kids, want some candy?!" I think we traumatized a couple people. The kiosk guys thought it was hilarious. They said that they could never do that without being creepy.
Everyone who looked at me said, "Kitty!" Our delivery guy barely speaks English but said, "Heheh, kitty!" and pointed at me. Apparently, I wasn't actually a cat; I was a kitty.
Also, under NO circumstances is it okay to tell somebody, "Nice tail" and under NO circumstances is it okay to make hand motions of a tail while winking. That's just fucking creepy. Don't do it.
I never got to hand out candy before but I loved it. It was awesome seeing how happy the kids were and it was amazing to have parents thank me for "sacrificing my Halloween so that the kids had a safe place to trick or treat, especially when most malls weren't even doing it this year". We even had a few people from around the mall do reverse trick or treating for mall employees. We now have coupons for Bath And Body Works which is fantastic, since I get my perfume there and I'm cheap and poor.
Brother even showed up to show me his costume and we got ice cream before I went home. He walked right by me and just strutted into the store like he owned the place, with me calling after him and him being totally oblivious.
Now, if you have kids, remember to check their candy to be sure it's safe. Don't wait for a needle to be in some candy before you realize that not everyone is actually nice.
Did everyone else have as good as a Halloween as I did?