Are You Ready For Halloween?

Perhaps the past tense would be more appropriate. ; ) We planned, we assembled, we costumed! The fun began on Friday night with the middle school dance. Many home made outfits and much creativity. Saturday, friends and I strolled down State St. in costume and saw college students dressed up in their finest cow, cowboy, Finn from Star Wars, bishop, Barney, werewolf, and more.


Two moms; middle school dance chaperones Gandolf, and Liam the Leprechaun.

Gandolf and Liam the Leprechaun Photo: Eagle


Ghostly Handmaiden Photo: R. Cuningham
Minions Photo: R. Cuningham


We took a walk and came upon this pumpkin-headed grim reaper.

Pumpkin Head Grim Reaper Photo: R. Cuningham

Monday – Halloween

Wow, Madison trick and treaters are an early crowd! 20 kids stopped by the house between 5 and 6 pm, and 10 between 6 and 7 pm. A few revelers who came to our door, the whole family was dressed up! Here’s an example:

Dinosaurs with Baby Carriage Photo; R. Cuningham
Skeleton Hound Photo: R. Cuningham

I made my traditional Day of the Dead gravestones. Here is a preview. Full post tomorrow:

Memorial Preview Photo: R. Cuningham

Thanks for being here in spirit. ¡Olé! –Rebecca

Rebecca Cuningham

36 thoughts on “Are You Ready For Halloween?

  1. Happy Halloween! Love all of the costumes, and sounds like your house had a LOT of customers (“little” customers, haha). Clever Day of the Dead props, and I hope you have a wonderful upcoming Dia de los Muertos!

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  2. The True Brit in me is very grumpy during Hallowe’en season, full here of commercialised tat destined for landfill today. And which never existed in the UK when I was younger. But this seems much more of a fun community event, so I reserve judgement in this case.

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    1. I understand your concern! This year Brits spent 687 million pounds on Halloween and in the US we spent $10.6 Billion. That is certainly too much, when it could most likely feed the hungry people of the world for a year. Our family of 3 spent $30 for pumpkins, candle lights, candy and fabric for eagle’s costume. That is the average amount per person people spend in the US.

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      1. Oh yes now I remember. I saw that movie on a flight. I can’t go to sleep on a long flight and watch movies trying to go to sleep. I saw the movie but didn’t register much of the details

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