This Halloween was hands-down the best Halloween I've ever had here in Mexico.
This year, Jack chose to be the one and only Pumpkin King...Jack Skellington.
Nick wanted to be a zombie, but changed his mind at the very last-minute and chose to dress up as Frankenstein instead. Not really a big deal, because I had all of the necessary things for his costume. Well, almost everything. I didn't have any kind of green make-up, so I had to use green gel food coloring. Pretty darn genius on my part, if you ask me. (And no need to worry. The food coloring didn't stain his skin at all!)
Hope did a Halloween/Dia de Muertos mash-up and dressed up as La Catrina.
And little Miss Ashley dressed up as a beautiful gypsy. The kiddies and neighbors all referred to Ashley as the "weird" one, in a Marilyn Munster sort of way, because she chose a girly, non-scary costume. I had to keep reminding everyone that Halloween isn't just about scaring people and dressing up like monsters and witches.
The neighborhood kiddies also wanted to dress up for Halloween this year and asked if I could do their make-up. The demand was so great, that I ended up setting up a make-shift face painting booth on my sidewalk and charged 5 pesos per niño/a.
There were vampires.
Masked crusaders and other super villains.
And more vampires. Lots and lots of vampires. It was definitely my most requested face.
I made about 75 pesos that afternoon, which was more than enough to buy candy for all of the trick-or-treaters that knocked on our door this year.
And to think I almost skipped Halloween!
How was your Halloween?