One year, I opened my door to a couple of teenage boys. I typically don't like giving candy to teens, but these guys were the exception. They wore jeans and white t-shirts. Pinned to their shirts were numerous "Barbie" dolls and written across the top of their shirts were the words, "Chick Magnet". I loved it! Creative, inexpensive and fun.
Sometimes I'll sit outside and hand out candy as the kids pass by. Our cat, Pepper, used to hang out with me. She'd play in the bushes and pretend she was going to attack the creatures coming to the door. She never did; we both knew she thought it was beneath her to actually attack anything. However, her Halloween was changed forever when one father walked his child to our door. He was dressed in a full penguin suit.
Pepper wasn't afraid of vampires or ghosts or chainsaw murderers. Oh no, she was tougher than that. She looked at them with disdain and pretended to attack. But when faced with a six foot tall penguin - now THAT was truly scary. She ran into the house and never came out with me again. Not even the next year or the following or any year after. There were giant penguins out there, and she wasn't taking any risks.
Those are just a couple of my favorite Halloween memories. What about yours? Share your favorite costume or Halloween memory.
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