I love Halloween! I love the costumes and decorations and excited kids and - who am I kidding? - the CANDY. We live in a condo right now so I miss having kids come trick-or-treating but we'll be in a house soon enough and we'll be able to indulge in that.
But every year, I always want to dress up and every year I spend so much time thinking about what to be - and this year was no exception. I have a couple of rule when it comes to my costume: 1. Nothing sexy. 2. Must be recognizable.
Still, I have trouble every year coming up with something good. This year, I had my heart set on being Bellatrix Lestrange, as portrayed by Helena Bonham-Carter in the Harry Potter movies:
So this led me to having no idea what I would be, until a Google search for "notable women" led me to a Wikipedia page listing important women in history and, under actors, I saw Julie Andrews. Which led me to this:
Costume complete, we headed out to the party and had a great time. I'm so glad I felt good enough to go out because I think I did all right as "practically perfect in every way" Mary Poppins!
I also had the perfect way to get home: