Who Will I Be This year?

November 7, 2019

It's that time of year again when we get to feel like children for a little bit. The excitement and the creativity gets to take over every year in October and specifically on Halloween. As a child, it was more of asking yourself if you could be anything what would you be? As a little girl I would respond with a princess, a fairy, a witch or something of the mystical realm; while I remember my older brother would always want to be a superhero, a goblin, a power ranger or anything fun he could think of. 

 Now, as adults, Halloween is more of a creative season, at least for me. Every year I sit down with a pair of scissors and some paint try to decide what I will make that year. It's a time where I can just express my creativity in a form away from the normality of painting, drawing or even writing.  A few days ago I did that exact thing. I bought a giant white tee shirt and decided I was going to make a zombie bridal gown out of it. I had no idea how I was going to do it and to be completely honest it was going to be a challenge but I was ready to begin. I took the scissors and spent hours cutting individual pieces of the fabric and then tying the sides into knots. It was so much fun. 

 

That same night, I did a full face of zombie bride make-up. I took some fake blood, white creme paint and eye shadow and got to use my face as a canvas. There are very few occasions where I can do that and it be socially acceptable; luckily, Halloween is one of them! Being able to be creative and just have the freedom to transform yourself into whoever you want for one night or maybe even two is one thing I look forward to every year. To be fair, I already can't wait until next year. I hope everyone had a happy and safe Halloween!

 

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