Girls Write Out
Wednesday, October 31, 2007

I don’t know if you believe in ghosts, but seeing is believing, and as you can see in the picture, Elvis is roaming our streets just in time for Halloween. Is it just me or does he seem shorter to you?

Instead of ghosts and goblins, our grandchildren have morphed into Deedee from the Doodlebops, a couple of princesses (not everyone was present for the picture), Violet from Fantastic 4, and Elvis (the one month old will masquerade as herself). A motley group for sure, but I can’t imagine anyone else I’d rather have show up at our front door!

There’s something to be said for dressing up in costume. Wouldn’t it be fun to have a writer’s party where everyone dressed up like a character from one of their books?

Let’s see, Kristin would be decked out on chick-lit fashion, Denise would wear something with a romantic flair, Colleen would wear a skull and crossbones, and I would wear, well, cold cream.

So if you were brave, just this once, what costume would you wear? Better yet, what kind of “characters” will be at your house this year?
Diann Hunt  
posted at 6:57 AM  
  Comments (17)
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At 9:18 AM, Blogger Two Sisters said...

A character from Pirates of the Carribean like the chick who gets to marry Orlando Bloom. And I would let my hubby dress up as Orlando Bloom's character, whatever his name was. :)

My kids are dressing as The Queen of Hearts, Obi-Wan Kanobe, and a red Ninja. They are adorable! It was hard to find a not gruesome costumer for the boys at the stores, but we finally did.

At 9:18 AM, Blogger Two Sisters said...

I mean not gruesome COSTUME. Anyway...

At 9:20 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I'd dress up like Elvira. LOL

Those grandkids are TOO CUTE, Di!!!

At 9:38 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Characters from Pirates of the Carribean--that sounds like fun!

Elvira, Colleen? Are you talking Maggie's Elvira?! Too funny!!! Just promise me you won't dress up like a swan (for those of you who haven't read Abomination, Halloween night would be a good time to start it!!)

At 12:27 PM, Blogger Jaime said...

NO, no! Don't read Abomination tonight ... you'll never go to sleep you'll be so creeped out! :) :) LOL

I think I would dress up like one of the gals from GIRLS WRITE OUT ... now to figure out which one ... ;)

At 1:07 PM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

I like the cold cream idea, Di. Let's see ... cold cream on our faces, rollers in our hair ... yeah I'm getting the picture. Maybe a set of footed jamies ... hmmm, comfort and chocolate. Yep, I can buy that one! :o)

At 2:11 PM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Ane, that description is so me. Though I haven't worn footie jamies in awhile. Hot flashes and all. They do sound comfy.

Still, if I wore those to surgery on Monday, they might have a problem with the whole footie thing.

Chocolate might help me. Maybe *I* should go trick or treating tonight! :-)

At 2:24 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

I was Snow White! I did it to surprise my kids at the church festival and literally, they were like, whatever Mom. But the little girls at the church...oh my gosh, SO fun, they were in awe of me, it was like realizing a childhood fantasy of working at Disneyland. Too fun. My cousin used to be Prince Eric there, maybe it runs in our blood.

I have a Ninja, a mummy, Sharpay from High School Musical and a British soldier. : )

At 2:31 PM, Blogger Domino said...

My son dressed up in his camo sweat pants, green turtle neck, and a kid-sized green army helmet, and then wanted me to take his picture as he posed with his weapons. He looked like one of those plastic green army men on Toy Story had come to life. AND this wasn't even close to being on Halloween.

Tonight, he's going to wear normal everyday casual clothes to church with his dad. Other kids will be dressed up as Bible Heroes, but he didn't want to dress up.

He dressed as a lion a couple of years ago by letting me mousse his hair. He's got a pretty thick mane. He also let me draw some eyeliner whiskers and nose on him. And he wore a tan shirt. It was simple enough that he didn't get embarrassed.

I'll be wearing romantic makeup and a mysterious grin since I write romantic suspense.

At 4:32 PM, Blogger Kay said...

My kids both got gorilla masks. I'm not sure what outfits they've come up with to go with them.
One year I wore a disguise, trench coat, dark glasses and wig. I had a sign pinned on that said "God Bless You." No one figured it out for themselves. I was a Blessing in Disguise!
Our pastor had a box of Frosted Flakes hanging on his chest and it had a knife in it.
He was a cereal killer.

At 4:51 PM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Jaime, something tells me you've read Abomination! LOL!

Kristin, you'd make a great Snow White. Just watch out for apples!

Domino, romantic makeup and a mysterious grin--very befitting a romantic suspense writer!

Kay, our daughter's church group did that one year, too. It was hilarious what they came up with!

At 9:11 PM, Blogger Deena said...

Gosh...I don't year I was Raggedy Ann...another year I was a baby...when I worked at Pizza Hut I was a clown--oops, that wasn't for Halloween:-)

I would probably be a character from Colleen's latest novel...a cereal killer...with fruit loops, corn pops and cheerios glued to me and a knife covered in milk:-0 was a serial killer?? Oh, never mind, then...

Did I win any chocolate?? It isn't halloween without chocolate...and a good book...but I have tons of those:-)

Don't I ladies??

At 9:47 PM, Blogger Rachel Hauck said...

Di, too cute for words! How sweet!! They are beautiful.


At 2:33 PM, Blogger Crystal Laine Miller said...

My 19-year-old wore a Phantom of the Opera get-up. My 16-year-old was an old man. My 22-year-old dressed as a rock star--and was one, but his 21-year-old brother sort of looked like a Viking (he has really long blonde hair, very tall) zombie? Yeah, my boys still dress up on the college and high school scene.

I would be a country star complete with spangles and geetar and cowgirl boots--oh, yeah.

But I love your little cuties, Di, and I was wondering where Elvis went when he left the building! I LOVE Elvis--ask me about my tour of Graceland.

Praying for your surgery on the 5th, Di.

At 6:00 PM, Blogger Robin Caroll said...

My little ones went as a cheerleader and a ballerina, courtesy of raiding their big sister's old school stuff.

Hmmmm......if I were going to dress up as one of my characters, I think I'd come as a swamp witch! LOLOL

At 6:26 AM, Blogger Pam S. said...

Is it too late for me to log in my ideas? One year I came as a bag of jelly beans (balloons inside of a dry cleaning bag). Another year I was a pumpkin. (I seem to like larger-than-life costumes.) This year, though it's past, I'd like to be a red crayola (rather than any famous character).

We don't celebrate Halloween in Turkey, so when one of the girls in my 11th grade class came in with cat make-up--complete with whiskers--I didn't get it. She had to explain!

At 8:43 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Boy, you all are a creative bunch! Love the ideas. Thanks for sharing!


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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

Colleen Coble

Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

Denise Hunter

Denise Hunter writes women's fiction and love stories with a strong emotional element. Her husband says he provides her with all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too.

Diann Hunt

Diann Hunt writes romantic comedy and humorous women's fiction. She has been happily married forever, loves her family, chocolate, her friends, chocolate, her dog, and well, chocolate.

Hannah Alexander

Cheryl Hodde writes romantic medical suspense under the pen name of Hannah Alexander, using all the input she can get from her husband, Mel, for the medical expertise. For fun she hikes and reads. Out of guilt, she rescues discarded cats. She and Mel are presently taking orders from four pampered strays.

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