Thursday, October 13, 2011
I was researching cheap Halloween costumes for this year's NoHo Noir Halloween story (Volume II begins next week) and ran across this collection of ideas from CBS/Los Angeles blogger Suzanne Marques. Ranging from the clever (Royal Couple) to the questionable (Amy Winehouse), they have a distinctly LA bent.
I also found this website where you can order all kinds of Halloween props to complete your decorating schemes. My neighborhood looks like the Halloween blimp exploded overheard and rained down tacky decor. It's fun but frightening in a way that has nothing to do with ghouls and ghosts.
All the stores are full of big bags of Halloween candy. It's a minefield. I'd get some but it would only mean I was getting it for myself. In the six years we've lived in this apartment building, we've never had a single trick or treater. I miss trick or treaters. My all-time favorite was a little kid who came dressed as Ozzy with his mom dressed as Sharon.
I am so never going to do this but just in case you want to make your own candy corn, Elizabeth LaBau (about.com's Candy editor) has a recipe here.