Halloween 2013 was a spooky one. It was raining and very, very dark on Cedar Street. The power went out just before 6 p.m. leaving every house without light.
And out of the darkness they came. First small and alone, then in increasing numbers. By our count, 196 goblins came out of the darkness in search of treats.
Here is the official 2013 Halloween costume list. Forgive us for any errors.
The Cat in the HatUS Army soldier
Iron Man (II, or possibly III – Iron Man’s friend was undecided)
a State Trooper
Mysterious feather face
Another soccer player
The sport;s guys’ mascot Kitty
Beaver, with operating tail
Red Riding Hood (who will kill)
Zombie Beauty Princess
Tiny Super Girl
Sulley from Monster’s Inc.
Dorothy (of Oz)
Red Sox Player (no beard)
Red Riding Hood (mauled by wolf)
Headless woman holding head in in arms
Rock star zombie
Finn the Human
Red Riding Hood (just Red Riding Hood)
Air Force pilot
Fall Fairy baby
Cat, and a cat
Librarian nerd from the 60’s
Anonymous (Guy Fawkes mask)
Creepy broken doll
Red Riding Hood
Me, Myself and I
Queen of Hearts
Marcia, Jan, and Cindy Brady
Day of the Dead
60’s cool kid
Jellyfish (with purple lights)
Anime characters from Black Butler
Prepubescent Ninja Turtle Leonardo
High Tech Pirate
Dead Little Red Riding Hood
Delores Umbridge from Harry Potter
Evil fairy princess
Kid with “no costume, but an alien on his back!”
A cat, and another cat
Thomas the Train
Cat in the Hat
Rainbow fairy (who caused the lights of Cedar Street to come back on!)
Homemade monster girl
Cheerleading football player
Toilet Paper roll on wall
Red Riding Hood
Effie Trinket from Hunger Games
Very nice work, with many kids going all out with full costumes and make-up. Not a lot of store-bought this year, too, which was nice.
An award goes to the jellyfish who had both an umbrella and lights as part of the costume, making it the most ideal costume for a street that had lost power and a night with rain.
We need to give some others out for creativity to the beaver with operating tail, the toilet set, wolf-mauled Red Riding Hood, Cleopatra, the Brady girls, Anonymous, and the headless woman.
In the category of my sister and her husband would have loved it, awards go to the 60’s library nerd and zombie clarinetist.
Special awards for all the home-made costumes. There were some fabulous genies, princesses, wolves, pirates, and others.
There were only a handful this year that failed to put in any effort.
And special awards for all the parents, who seemed to be dressed as Mary Poppins. They had umbrellas.