Devin and I have skipped out on Halloween the past two years. But things are different this year because there are many kids in our apartment complex and many of our neighbors have decorated their front patios. We’re surrounded by skeletons trying to dig themselves out of the ground, hanging corpses, spiderweb-covered hedges, and carved pumpkins. It’s infectious!
Well, the main reason I’ve decided to celebrate Halloween this year is because I already have a costume that I had made for the ROC Race 5K.
I am a Green Monkey from Legends of the Hidden Temple. I painted the shirts and my friend, Matt, painted the helmets. Growing up in the 1990′s, my brother and I used to watch a competitive game show for kids on Nickelodeon called Legends of the Hidden Temple. In this game, teams of two would compete in an obstacle course and also answer trivia questions to win a prize. Given the nature of the show, I think it was an appropriate costume for the Ridiculous Obstacle Course (ROC) Race 5K. And since I already have the costume, I might as well dive into the Halloween festivities.
I didn’t get around to going to a pumpkin patch like I had wanted to, so yesterday we made a quick trip to Stater Bros and bought one of their few remaining pumpkins. When the first pumpkin ended up costing only $1.37, I couldn’t resist getting another for $1.06 (19 cents a pound!). The more the merrier, right? Devin helped me use a stencil for this one.
And of course I saved the seeds so I can roast them later! Have a great Halloween!
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