Monday, November 01, 2010

Halloween around the World

Of late, I've been beavering away on a Day of the Dead swap package. Inspired by the iconography, I made a few batches of sugar skulls to give away

and crocheted a Kahlo-esque headband for myself for Halloween.

I debuted it at Ann's Halloween party. Her neighborhood closes off the Saturday before Halloween and all the neighbors have house parties. There are hayrides, fabulous costuming, and tons of candy. We looked at the line to go on the hayrides, but I was still being teased about body blocking the little kid last year when he wanted to jump in front of me. The line was long, so I decided to let the little kid have his turn this year.

Rachel gave me a bionic apple, a St. Louis delicacy.

Last night, when I was being a rock star, the morris team came in to perform the Abbot's Bromley Horn Dance, a dance that's likely a thousand years old. The dancers dress all in black and each carries a large set of antlers. It's spooky and just about perfect for the season.

Happy Halloween!

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