Wednesday, October 14, 2009
But before November comes...
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).