10.31.2012

Halloween Hootchie Mama

Saturday night we met a couple downtown for drinks and then lined up with a bunch of high schoolers to go to a Haunted Mansion.  This one is pretty good.  Last year we went to an outdoor one which sucked but we went to this same one two years ago and I forgot how much fun it is.  It's in a basement so it's very dark and we were funneled through different rooms in small groups.  In one room there is a bloody scene of a cannibalistic family at a dinner table and in the next it's a looney bin with some crazy person hobbling towards you.  I squeezed the life out of Mj's hand.  I was hanging on his arm and screamed my way through the entire thing.  I was in the front and I'd already be screaming in anticipation even before we entered the next room.  It's so weird because I'm a big chicken but I love watching scary movies and I love being scared.  Mj if you are reading this I DO NOT love it when you scare me on purpose so please don't take this as permission scare the crap out of me again.

Lots of people dress up and go bar hopping downtown so we saw plenty of scandalous costumes.  I get it that as an adult if you dress up for Halloween you might not want to be wearing the same witch or princess costume that you did when you were 10 years old.  Halloween isn't just for trick or treating and it's not just for kids so as an adult you vamp it up to make your costume more exciting and glamorous.  My thing is that if you are going to dress like a hootchie mama in the name of Halloween we should at least be able to tell what your costume is.  I saw a group of girls wearing 1/2 shirts and leggings.  I had no idea what they were dressed as.  I saw a girl in a satin bustier, fishnets and garters.  What was she dressed as?  A Victoria's Secret model?  And even if I can tell what you are...uh did you really have to go there? 


Just the right amount of hootchie [Photo Source]
I haven't played too much Halloween dress up since I stopped trick or treating but I do believe that there is a Halloween hootchie mama inside of me just waiting to come out.  If I had a party to go to you bet I'm going to be a sexy something but a leotard and garter belts alone will not my costume make.  I would love to dress up as a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader.  It would be my one chance to wear even a replica of that adorable/sexy uniform.  I don't think DCC are hootchies but the tiny outfit is on the risque side; especially if you aren't you know actually a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader.  And anyways, I don't see anything wrong with owning it and being confident enough to show some skin if you want to.  But not too much skin!! Leave SOMETHING to the imagination. 
Too much hootchie mama for me [Photo Source]
In my office no one dressed up and there was not a single candy bowl or Halloween decorated cup cake to be found.  Every other day there's junk all over the place but not today for some reason.  I had a hair appointment after work so I didn't get home until 7:30pm.  I missed most of the kids but there was plenty of left over candy.  I'm too old for trick or treating but I love candy even more now then when I was a kid.  Halloween is my excuse to eat excessive amounts of it just because.  It works out because I heard on the news the other day (while I was at the gym) that horror movies offer the highest calorie burn then any other genre.  Did you know that you could burn 113 calories watching a 90 minute horror film?  That's the same amount of calories that you might burn on a 30 minute walk.  Incidentally, The Shining is ranked as the #1 calorie burning movie.  Ha!!  How do they test this stuff out anyways?  I have two horror movies lined up for this weekend so I should be in good shape candy eating and all.  

9 comments :

  1. The Shining is one of my favorite scary movies! I can't believe that it burns calories! That is great news. I didn't really get too into Halloween this year either. No one dressed up at work and because Ian and I live in a lower level of a house we didn't get any trick or treaters. Is it bad that I didn't really care? I would love to do a semi-slutty costume one year too before I get too old. Maybe next year! :)

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  2. I don't do well with scary movies...I'm with you on knowing what a person is dressed up as:-) Lolz at the one lady!

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  3. Yeah, that last picture is a little much. We took Aubri trick or treating (just to relatives). She's too little for candy so we get it all. How awesome is that!

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    1. Awesome plan! Who cares if they can't say trick or treat and have no clue what's going on...they still get candy. And their candy is YOUR candy!

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  4. I love scary movies but not the ones like Paranormal Activity, which could happen.

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  5. I think there is a fine line between being something sexy for Halloween and just straight up looking like a hooker (if not worse).

    I had some scandalous outfits in my day but those days are sadly over.

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    1. It's not too late for one more! You are still young.

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  6. Wow that costume take a whole lot of confidence to wear! Thanks for stopping by and saying hi over the weekend, I"m glad to have found a new blog read :-).

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  7. You could totally pull off the DCC outfit!! You have an awesome body to own it.

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