Daily Archives: October 31, 2008

A One-Ghoul Halloween

The Other Ghoul of the Household left before dawn to go to Madison, where she is rehearsing all day and into the evening tonight, preparatory to singing in a state Honors Choir tomorrow.  (Do the people that organize these things think that middle schoolers don’t care about Halloween?  At least in the case of middle school girls, they are SO wrong.)

Well, Older Ghoul (RockStar) did get to dress up on Wednesday for a costume contest at school (Wisconsin students have been off school the last two days for the state teacher’s conference).  She was Wednesday Addams, which was a great idea.   (This, however, necessitated ME raiding my closet Tuesday night when she made her final decision because of course she had nothing suitable.  Shirt – Mom’s.  Dress – Mom’s.  Belt – Mom’s.  Striped tights – purchased.  Shoes – hers.  Black hair spray-on dye (wash-out) – purchased.  At least it wasn’t an expensive costume, though!)

However, I didn’t get a picture, nor even see the complete ensemble with hair and makeup.  (I go to work before her school starts.) And she was apparently late to school with last minute primping, so got a detention.  I think her first in middle school — maybe the second.  Oops.  Oh, well, I think she still hasn’t had to talk to the principal, or more accurately in middle school the vice principal, which is a whole lot better than elementary school, where she was practically on a first name basis with the principal, and not for good reasons.  My wild child.  Sigh.

So today there was only one child to dress up and send off on this beautiful, clear, unseasonably warm Halloween day (here it was at dawn):

Our city does hold to traditional trick-or-treating on Halloween itself; 4 – 8 pm.  Little kids go out before it’s dark, and the big kids later (or the whole 4 hours, in the case of the Gothlet).

Holding true to her nickname, here’s the Gothlet ready to go forth and conquer the candy:

I’m not sure whether she’s a Goth vampire, or a punk one, or her own unique combination.  But she is way cool.

Gotta make sure the lip ring is right before heading out, though.

The Goth Vampire Adjusts Her Lip Ring

The Goth Vampire Adjusts Her Lip Ring