Monday, October 14, 2013

Express Yourself - Favorite Halloween Costume

This weeks writing prompt is "What is your favorite Halloween costume ever (yes, you've had to worn it)?

 I grew up in Germany, during which time Halloween was not a popular holiday, and pretty much no one would dress up. We celebrated - or better said acknowledged - November 1st, honoring those whom passed before us, but we did not dress up, which in that context would have also not been appropriate.

We had another opportunity for that. In February Carnival was (and still is) a big thing, with children's parties organized by the different clubs in many cities. During this time we would dress up, similar to what is done during Halloween. There my favorite costume ever was a pretty colonial style dress - think Gone with the Wind, the children's version. It was maroon, and made me feel like a princess, even if I did not win any prizes for best costume. Best costume price usually went to someone who spend a fortune on it, and my Dad would have never allowed that. Not that he couldn't, he would have considered it a waste. But still, I loved the dress. And for a kid with low self-esteem, it was a pretty cool deal.

Have a wonderful day everyone!

4 comments:

  1. I'm glad I stopped by here and learned so much in this post! Thanks for sharing and for participating in EYM.

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    1. thank you, Jackie - glad you stopped by. Blessings!

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  2. Well, I just jumped on board, and into the Candy in my Trick or Treat bag....wrote a post! Enjoyed yours, stop by and say hello! sandysanderellasmusings.blogspot.com

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    1. thank you Sandy, and I did go to your blog - great stuff!

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