People enjoy Evengeline’s Costume Mansion in Sacramento year round, but I’d bet it’s packed today, the day before Halloween. You might be planning to wear a sexy costume like the mannequin pictured here.
My husband, Einstein’s look-alike, wants to dress as Father Guido Sarducci. Good choice for him, don’t you think?
People don costumes for many reasons year-long, and sometimes we copy them for Halloween. Here are a few costumes I’ve seen in my travels. In Hawaii we accidentally toured a park during a religious building dedication. Participants in the ceremony wore native costumes. Native dress for the men included tattoos.
The girls that sang had their costumes wrapped around them. It reminded me of a church play, where the church costume designer didn’t really go all out with the costumes, but the cute factor was still there.
Performers wear costumes on stage year-round, not just for Halloween. Trick or treaters may buy costumes like these , but nothing matches the storytelling, grace and beauty of the Hawaiian dancer.
Mexican folklorico dancers wear colorful dresses with circular ruffled skirts which they swing and raise to show off their legs as they do tap dance-like percussive steps called zapateados.
Different street dancers in wide assortments of costumes entertain daily passersby in large cities like these we saw in San Francisco. Dancers from Thailand depict combat with short and long sticks. Agile dancers, as short stick fighters do, stay close to their opponents. The teut-teung drum keeps the beat during the energetic dance.
Do you have your costume picked out for tomorrow? Hope you have a Happy Halloween and don’t get too scared!