You didn't think that my enthusiasm for NaNoWriMo would make me forget about Halloween, did you?
Let's talk costumes. What do you prefer? Scary or not? Anyone else a fan of the literary costume? Last year my daughter was Max from Where The Wild Things Are, and in college a group of us went trick-or-treating all dressed as different Shakespeare characters... our Lady Macbeth hand-wove a crown of red leaves for me to wear as a Midsummer Night's fairy, and we were all AWESOME. We'd knock on a door, and the people would open up, and say "Aren't you guys a little old to be... hey, wow, nice costumes. Who are you all supposed to be?"
But I digress.
Are you dressing up this year? What are you going as? Writers, if your characters were going to dress up for Halloween (or a costume party, if for some reason the world of your novel doesn't have Halloween), what would they go as?
I'll probably be lazy and just grab a kimono out of my closet for a costume this year (again!), since my priority is to stay focused on helping my daughter trick-or-treat successfully... but I think Dani from my novel will probably be dressing up as one of the deadly ninth-graders from Battle Royale (she loves that movie).