Ah, Halloween. The one day of the year, or weekend if you live in places like Austin, when we’re actually allowed to pretend to be something we’re not. For a few of us that “something” may be a celebrity or a scantily dressed something or other. Last year I showed up as a bushel of purple grapes, but I called myself “Fruit of the Loom.”
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I’ve seen some Halloween enthusiasts think of more out-of-the-box costumes, but many tend to dress up in more trending outfits. When I was wee one, it was all about the Power Rangers and every third grader in Southlake, Texas, planned on being one for Halloween. That means I desperately wanted to be a Power Ranger for Halloween. So my little sister and I scrounged up the last two pink Power Ranger costumes in the store and pranced around the neighborhood collecting candy and showing off our fresh Power Ranger poses.
Last year I saw a lot of lucha libre wrestlers in shiny face masks and body suits in addition to a fair amount of suited-up Sarah Palins and Barack Obamas. The year before that there was an abundance of Amy Winehouse lookalikes with over-the-top jet-black beehives, bad tattoos, and questionable teeth. Then there’s always the fan favorite – characters from the unforgettable Wes Anderson film, The Royal Tenenbaums.