Saturday, January 05, 2013

Halloween 2012

As I think I have mentioned before, I am not a huge fan of Halloween.  It isn't really celebrated in New Zealand and here is seems to be a very commercialised event to sell more goods at the 100 yen shop.  I had hoped to pick up a simple costume for the English school party while I was in Tokyo, but I just couldn't see me in a skimpy maid's outfit or a big plastic poo, which seemed to be the two main options available.  So, I ended up making yet another last minute costume - the simple sheet ghost!  It was supposed to be a very friendly ghost, but for some reason the small kids were scared out of their skins - I wore it to a kindergarten the next day and it took 30 minutes for one of the boys to stop crying.... oops!  
It may have been my most successful costume yet as no one knew who I was, no one could see me having a nap or picking my nose and most of all it involved no face makeup that takes hours to get off! 


  1. That's a pretty scary looking ghost. I had to calm Erika down after she read your post. Those characters on the cupcakes look like they came from Genki English? Great idea!

  2. Nice costume. It just brings back memories from my last Halloween party when I had no costume and I used some scary make up (which was easy to remove :)). Love the muffins.

  3. 1, 2, 3......Aaahhh!