Halloween costume

I haven’t dressed up–I mean really put effort into it–since I stopped trick or treating. I’m not sure when that was, but I’m sure I was in elementary school. In high school I had a costume party where everyone was required to wear a costume, and then I threw mine together ten minutes before people arrived. I’m not even sure what I was supposed to be, but it involved a blue shirt and a patterned skirt. I think I put a brown robe on over that for part of the time (gee).

I did something similar while I was at UAH. I put on a peasant blouse, hoop earrings, and a skirt, and tried to convince the young daughter of the ASME president that I was a gypsy.

I bought a “geisha” outfit for a party I went to sometime after UAH–I think it was a party with people from work, before cancer and UK. Could have been after cancer and before UK, though. I’m not sure. Anyway, the costume was terrible…I put zero effort into it and was embarrassed the whole night.

Other than those, I haven’t really done Halloween. I haven’t dressed up, other than looking a little better to go to an opera or something. And I’ve been thinking lately that I’d like to start doing it, dolling up and looking different and interesting for a night.

I’m going to a party on Halloween. I don’t have to dress up for it, but it would be fun. So I’ve been thinking about costume ideas.

Right now I’m pondering dressing as a Japanese ghost, or as a ninja.

Thoughts? Suggestions? Advice?