Halloween in August

Boo!!I love Halloween. My favorite candy is candy corn. I love the Americana of the holiday. I love that nothing is really expected of you except candy and a costume. The costume aspect is pretty freewheeling. It is so interesting to me what everyone thinks constitutes a costume. I live in San Diego, the home of Comic Con. We take super heroes and their costumes very seriously. Big money. It amazes me how a quiet person dons a super hero costume and suddenly they are asuper hero in their own lives. Incredible.

I work in a gift store that follows all the holidays. Right now we started Halloween. I know, Halloween in August, ridiculous! But, we have too. We try to have the jump on all the other stores. It really does not work anymore but we keep trying. Besides, we have to because we are decorate for Christmas in September. I know what you are thinking. In December they must be thinking about Easter? No, of course not, We are planning Christmas for the following year. Insane. I know. But, that is retail. And if we do it right it is more exciting than Vegas!

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Back to Halloween. We are decorated in black, orange, and purple. Yes, purple is the new color for Halloween. It looks great with black and orange. It peps it up. Lime green is good too. The green gives things a creepy glow. It is great. We are featuring a lot of skeleton bride and grooms this year. In fact, we are already almost sold out. I wonder why? Maybe, because of all those wedding TV shows featuring a bridezilla. I am surprised that we do not have a bridezilla skeleton. Godzilla has needed a partner for many moons. That would be great!!

We sell a lot of witch’s hats, headbands and masks. I never seem to match the customer with the right hat. I think it is that super hero costume again. I watch time and time again a demure quiet person pick the most flamboyant hat. It really is wonderful to watch their expressions, the glow on their faces, the years fall away. Once again, they are 10 years old and picking their costume for trick and treating. All that is missing is the candy corn. Too early. Happy Halloween.


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20 thoughts on “Halloween in August”

    • Thank you for following my blog. I can’t take all the credit for our fun and spooky displays, it was a group effort. Please come and see our Halloween display at Canterbury Gardens. New Halloween post later this week!

  • I love how Halloween can transform people and their personalities via costume too. I enjoyed your blog. I look forward to more reads. Thanks!!

    • Jessica, thanks for your comment. I am working on my next blog, which will be a how-to blog. I will be doing several Halloween blogs so stay tuned!

  • Looking forward to your Halloween project.I am not too crafty and your designs look so elaborate,but I am willing to try anything. This sounds way too fun.

    • Great!! I have the project for you in the works. I will have my blog up on Sunday. It is a fun Halloween project and great to do with kids.

    • April, I am so glad you found my blog! If you like what you see be sure to share it with your friends. I am so excited with the direction my blog is going. Thanks for joining me.

    • That is a great idea for a blog. For those who don’t know me, I collect vintage spider brooches and jewelry. I am going to take some pictures of some of my favorites and tell their stories.

  • Wow! What a special pumpkin candy bowl it makes me want my grandkids small again oh heck I am going to make one for myself I eat candy!you come up with the most cool ideas I love your creative mind you always inspire me keep it coming girl!!!!

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