Read about my favorite things about Halloween in this Halloween Q&A!
Even as a little kid, I always loved Halloween. When I was younger, I loved getting to dress up and go around and candy. When I got older, I loved that I still got to dress up, and I also got into the Halloween spirit by doing all the spooky things (and also drinking some Halloween spirits).
In the spirit of the season, I decided to do a little Halloween Q&A. If you have a blog, I encourage you to answer some of these questions on your own page!
For even more Halloween fun, my boyfriend, Kyle, and I filmed a video doing Halloween makeup using $4 kits from Wal-Mart, and we answered some spooky Halloween questions in our video:
1 | What is the first scary movie you remember seeing?
The first scary movie I remember seeing is either Child’s Play or It. I can’t remember which one, but I believe I watched them when I was in elementary school, and I remember being shook. I don’t know why I was allowed to watch those movies when I was so young, but I did have older siblings, and I have a feeling they had something to do with it 😉 I don’t think I could ever watch Child’s Play again. It did scare me as a child, but when I watched it again when I was a older, I just didn’t think it was a good movie. It is still a favorite movie of mine. I really enjoyed the recent remakes and actually prefer them to the original, but of course, I still love the classic.
2 | What is your favorite Halloween movie?
Honestly, it’s probably Hocus Pocus. A close second is Double, Double, Toil and Trouble. I just love Mary-Kate and Ashley, and I’m genuinely excited to share my love of them with my future kiddos. When I think of the Halloween movies that I like to watch over and over again, I’m always going back to the wholesome Halloween movies I watched as a child like the ones I mentioned plus Casper Meets Wendy, Twitches, Halloweentown, and the live action Scooby-Doo. They always get me in the Halloween spirit. Some of my favorite spookier movies are It, Carrie, Nightmare on Elm Street, Psycho, and House at the End of the Street. Honestly thought, around Halloween time, I like to watch all the spooky Halloween movies. Sign me up!
3 | Who is your favorite Halloween monster or villain?
For whatever reason, Freddie Kreuger is my favorite. Nightmare on Elm Street is one of my favorite Halloween series and has been for years. The idea of someone attacking in your dreams seriously freaks me out, but I think they do an amazing job with the movies. I also really enjoyed the remake they did a couple years ago, and I love that they gave Freddie a really interesting back story.
4 | What is your favorite scary book?
I actually haven’t read too many scary books. I’d really like to go back and read a lot of Stephen King’s older books that were made into movies. I read my first Stephen King book this year, and it was called The Outsider. I really liked it because it had a true crime feeling to it, but it’s also a Stephen King novel, so it brings in that spooky supernatural element. So if I had to pick a favorite scary book, I’d probably say The Outsider.
5 | Do you like Halloween music?
I love listening to Halloween music during this time of year. Kyle has a spooky playlist that he likes to put on repeat any chance he gets. We’ve been singing a lot of “Spooky Scary Skeletons” this year. I love the old classics like “Monster Mash” and “Purple People Eater,” and it doesn’t feel like Halloween until you listen to “Thriller” one too many times.
6 | Have you ever played Bloody Mary or Baby Blue?
NEVER! I was too much of a chicken to play either, especially Baby Blue. That freaked me out way too much.
7 | Would you spend the night in a haunted house?
I think if I was with the right people, I would do it. It would have to be multiple people though, and I would refuse to ever be left alone for a single second, even when I went to the bathroom. You can’t take any chances, ya know?
8 | Do you like haunted houses?
I actually used to love them. I would insist on going to haunted houses and haunted corn mazes and all the spooky stuff all the time. I love the adrenaline that comes with getting scared in a harmless way, and I think that’s why I love watching scary movies too. Sometimes, my anxiety gets the best of me, and if I’m waiting in line for too long for something spooky, it ends up making me a little nauseous. Overall though, I love a good spook, as long as it comes in a timely manner.
9 | Do you like to carve pumpkins?
I try to carve pumpkins every year. It’s just such a fun and simple(ish) thing to do and the perfect way to get into the Halloween spirit. I like to visit the pumpkin patch and pick out my own pumpkin rather than just picking one up from the store. I always alternate between doing something scary and something fun. I also like to paint pumpkins every once in awhile, but carving is my favorite because I like to roast pumpkin seeds.
10 | Do you decorate for Halloween?
This was actually the first year I went in deep with the Halloween decorations. Normally, I like to decorate for fall so I can keep the decorations out longer, but I couldn’t resist getting into the spooky spirit with Halloween decorations. To be honest, I had so much more fun decorating for Halloween than I usually do for fall. I DIY’ed a lot of my decorations this year, and I fully plan on using them again in years to come.
11 | Until what age did you trick or treat?
The last time I really remember going trick or treating was in sixth grade. My friend, Deryn, and I went trick or treating in her neighborhood because she lived in a super nice neighborhood. I dressed up as a witch, and she dressed up as a jockey. It’s very possible that I went trick or treating again while I was in middle school, but I honestly can’t remember.
12 | Have you ever thrown a Halloween party?
Yes, yes, yes! I love throwing Halloween parties. A couple years ago, I threw a combo Halloween/Kyle’s birthday party since his birthday is at the beginning of the month. It was an absolute blast.
13 | What was your favorite Halloween costume growing up?
I remember dressing up as the pink Power Ranger and thinking it was so cool. Since I grew up with an older brother, he helped expose me to things like Power Rangers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Since I was a girly girl, I thought the pink Power Ranger was super bad*ss. I also remember dressing up as an angel when I was in elementary school. My step-mom helped put it together, and I had so much glitter and hairspray everywhere. I felt like a princess because I sparkle fell off of me every time I took a step.
14 | What’s been your favorite adult Halloween costume you’ve worn?
This is the hardest question I’ve ever been asked because there are so many that I’ve loved. I’m a really big fan of making costumes because it’s so much more creative, and it’s impossible for someone to have the exact same costume as you.
I don’t know if these are my favorite costumes I’ve ever worn, but two costumes I put together that I absolutely loved were Mr. T and Moaning Myrtle. These were so much fun to put together, and I loved the reaction I got when people saw me in these costumes.
As far as couples costumes go, my favorite was dressing up as Scooby-Doo and Shaggy with Kyle. I thought we looked pretty spot on.
For group costumes, my girlfriends and I dressed up as the Spice Girls. I think every group of girlfriends has done this at some point, but I don’t even care. We DIY’ed these and went thrifting for everything we needed. We ended up looking pretty good if I do say so myself.
15 | How are you celebrating Halloween this year?
This year, Kyle and I dressed up as Mike and Sully from Monsters Inc. I did a simple DIY with just T-shirts. We celebrated this past weekend by meeting up with friends for an event called Hauntfest. It goes on every year in the Oregon District in Dayton. There are two stages with bands, a few food trucks, and beer trucks. People go all out with their costumes, and some of the local businesses on the street participate as well. We went last year and had a really fun time, and this year was even better.