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Old 10-01-2020, 04:55 PM   #1
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Happy October!

And happy month of Halloween and other similar celebrations elsewhere!

What are your plans? Do you decorate? Is it canceled where you are?

I'm sad 2020 has to ruin a rare Saturday Halloween -- of course it would! I don't think trick or treating is marked as canceled in my area/state, but it is discouraged. Other events are canceled though.

If it will work out, I might try an at-home trick or treat for my nephew, since we (both our house and their added-on addition) collectively have 5 external doors. As much as he likes Halloween, spooky stuff, and a 4-year-old's idea of playing "games," I think he might be into it.

Used to decorate a lot back in the day, and trying to get back into doing a little more. Even if Halloween is kind of a bust this year I really want to try to make these ghosts and just bought the supplies today. Any other decorators and/or homemade prop makers here?



This has been getting me into the spirit of it...
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Old 10-01-2020, 08:52 PM   #2
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It's pretty much just a house-decorating thing over near where I live. A couple people decorate their houses but not many. I, personally, haven't seen a trick-or-treater come to the house in the 10+ years I've been living here, but to be fair I'm usually at work part or most of the day and I've been told there's been a couple. I hardly ever even see people walking the streets in costume anymore.

Truth is, adults co-opted Halloween a long time ago and turned it into an excuse for people to dress up, get drunk, and have sex with casual acquaintances. It's pretty much a completely different thing than it was when we were kids. Which is probably why it's not treated like a big deal anymore. Less of a celebration of the macabre, and more of a fancy-dress bacchanal.

Honestly, I'm debating whether or not to "celebrate". The last few years I've been way too lazy/cheap to put another costume together, so all we ever do is I put on my Superman outfit and take some pictures. And that's fine but it's like 5 years in a row. I've wanted to put a Batman one together but it's more time and money than I felt like spending and I would've needed to start assembling it a while ago already.

I don't know if I'm even gonna wear the Superman suit. I can't go to the gym so in spite of my best at-home efforts to stay in shape, I've shrunk quite a bit. I have too much respect for what the suit means to simply throw it on if I'm not gonna look good in it. I know that's a personal hang-up but it's how I feel, anyway.

So yeah, I'unno, we might just watch movies.
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Old 10-01-2020, 09:42 PM   #3
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It bums me out that trick-or-treating is "compromised" this year. Having a literal parade of costumes go around the neighborhood is such a highlight for me. I typically give out bonus candy for kids with original ideas or over-the-top effort in their costumes.

I was going to try an outdoor trick or treating kind of thing, too. It's a lot of work, though.
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Old 10-02-2020, 01:01 AM   #4
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Mostly finished up decorating yesterday, just gotta touch up a display I've got going in the living room. Usually put things in the hallway/top of the stairs and children's room too (which means I have temporarily inherited my son's giant cut out turtle to make room for decorations)

Will be a restricted Halloween this year but I like the season and decorating part more anyway. Not too sad about the lack of trick or treating, happily sit eating chocolates
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Old 10-03-2020, 02:09 PM   #5
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Old 10-03-2020, 07:08 PM   #6
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No Oktoberfest this year
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Old 10-23-2020, 07:49 PM   #7
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This is the biggest bummer of a Halloween season in my life. I'm glad someone's still trying to spook it up. I wish I could have gotten into it.
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Old 10-23-2020, 10:31 PM   #8
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Halloween might be a quiet day for me. My folks live three states away now, and that sorta puts a damper on things since I used to help them out due to large groups of trick-or-treaters. *Subdivisions tend to have lots of kids.*

I might do a Leo656 and do a movie night as well.

Also Indigo, cool ghosts. I worked with chicken wire before, so I know how brutal that can be.

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Old 10-24-2020, 12:49 AM   #9
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Thanks

Kind of proud of myself that I didn't end up drawing any blood in the process. lol
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Old 10-27-2020, 09:39 AM   #10
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I haven't done it up quite as big this year, but did add a couple of full sized skellys to the display, one of which is wearing hubby's apron, with a spatula and our old grill. The other is dangling from a hook on our outside closet door. I will try to put some links up for pics later.
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Old 10-27-2020, 06:59 PM   #11
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My wife and I made a Jack-O-Lantern.

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We never actually got around to making one in 20 damn years. So it's about overdue.
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