Liz here! Ok, last one, I promise. It’s almost the big day. When I was in college at Salem State, it was the CRAZIEST time up there – costume parties every day just randomly in the street, Halloween spirit everywhere, preparations for the big Halloween party in town. SO much fun.
So I want to know – if your character was going to Salem for this costume party, what would they dress up as? I think Stan would go as Catwoman….
Julie: Lilly would go as Miss Marple. Not a huge stretch for her, since she dislikes dressing up. She’s probably just add a hat and knitting bag to what she normally wears.
Sherry: The image of Lilly just slapping on a hat and grabbing some knitting made me laugh. Sarah would find some fabulous fifties dress at a garage sale or flea market and pair it with a vintage purse and shoes.
Jessie: I love all of your answers! It shows your characters so succinctly! Costumes are one of the points upon which Beryl and Edwina actually agree! They both love them! The appeal to Beryl’s well-developed sense of the dramatic and Edwina’s secret longing for a bit of adventure. Beryl would likely wear a sari or a kimono that she picked up during her travels. While she does love something that startles she would prefer to do so while looking beautiful. Edwina, on the other hand, would love nothing more than to wear a cowboy outfit straight from a Zane Grey novel. She would love a pair of jangling spurs and would probably borrow Beryl’s pistol to complete the outfit. Of course, she would unload the firearm first!
Barb: In my story “Hallowed Out” in Haunted House Murder, the Barnhouse theater loans Julia a beautiful, beaded 1920s flapper dress. It’s so heavy! She loves it and insists on wearing it even when she’s called to do emergency fill-in work as the hostess on the Haunted House Trolley Tour. Perhaps it was a dress previously owned by Beryl that somehow found its way into the costume collection at a regional theater in coastal Maine.
Edith: These are great! Robbie would think of going as a pancake, but that costume would be hard to manage. Instead she’s going to belt up a trench coat, find a fedora at a thrift shop, dig up a big magnifying glass somewhere, and go as a PI. Investigating is what she spends half her time doing, anyway.
Sherry: Edith I have a magnifying glass Robbie can borrow. I bought it at a garage sale.
Hilarious! I wish we could have all our characters at a costume party together. Maybe that’s a story we can write next year…
Readers, what are you dressing up as this year? Or, what was your favorite costume from a past Halloween?