Halloween

Posted by Ellen

Some of our neighbors are already in the Halloween spirit, or some kind of spirit. Above: Frank "Pope Francis" Schlupp and Carolyn "Sister Mary Catherine" Duffy.

Posted by Ellen

I don't know these boys, and the time for Halloween postings was way long ago, back in the regime of the gone-but-not-forgotten daylight savings time.

That said, has there ever been a better lot of Oompa Loompas?

Posted by Ellen

"I'm a fairy princess on the outside," six-year-old Lily told her classmates at the Greenfield School Halloween party. "But on the inside, I'm really a bad guy."

Posted by Ellen

Friday was Veterans' Day, but in these pages we have yet to catch up with the holiday from almost a fortnight ago: Halloween.

I kept good statistics this year, and the number one costume at my door, far and away, was Scream. Not the scream pictured here–I don't know who this baby is, just some poor child out alone on the web–but the vampire sort of monster Screams, with identical masks that must have been a really good bargain at Dollar General on 23rd Street. Six Screams got candified here on Kater Street.

As for the non-Screams, we noted:

  • 2 unicorns
  • 2 generic vampires
  • 2 zombies
  • batgirl
  • Super Girl
  • a soccer player
  • Hermione
  • Wonder Woman
  • Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt
  • a jester
  • "a guy from a TV show I like"
  • "a skateboarder who had a wipeout"
  • a baby
  • a bumble bee
  • a vampire
  • a ladybug
  • Hello Kitty
  • a nurse
  • a construction worker
  • a boxer
  • a ninja
  • undecided
  • a princess
  • a monster