The theme for Day 1 is to write about a favorite past Halloween memory. Are you ready for adorable? Check this out.
I made a cardboard and tinfoil "silver serving tray" covered in felt lettuce leaves. The leave hid the hole in the bottom so that he could hold the baby. This photo was taken in 2007 at my husband's company Halloween party, particularly at the Costume Contest. Now, my husband is 6'3", so when he was holding the baby at a normal-for-him-don't-drop-the-baby height, it made it nearly impossible for shorter folks to see that she was a live lobster, not a stuffed animal. AND, she fell asleep despite all the noise around her, so as the judges were walking around looking at all the costumes lined up, they thought she was a stuffed prop and kept on browsing.
I was standing next to Mark's boss and he was getting so irked that nobody was having the proper reaction to this fantastic costume. And I agreed! Finally, I realized she was asleep and they couldn't see her face, so I ran over and told him to pinch her a little and wake her up. It worked and she started wiggling and suddenly you heard, "She's real! It's a baby!" coming from his side of the room. The judges rushed back over and yes, we won the overall Judges Choice prize.
The year after this several people incorporated their babies into their costumes but none were as memorable as this first one.
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