Well, I certainly hope that everyone had a memorable Halloween – if, that is, you celebrate that particular occasion. It’s always been my favorite holiday – Dan’s, too – but this year, we didn’t get fully into the spirit, mostly due to lack of time. Although we did venture down to the bustling French Quarter, where the people-watching was at a premium, we didn’t really dress up as with Halloweens past.
One year, we were Moses and the Burning Bush. Another year, we were Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf. Once, we dressed as a Killer Whore and a Dirty Rotten Pimp. But this Halloween, Dan wore black jeans and I wore a spider web-patterned dress, which some onlookers mistook for a costume of sorts – though I had no idea what I was per se. I just found it hard to stroll along Bourbon Street on All Hallows’ Eve without wearing something I wouldn’t normally wear.
As expected, there was a wide array of ridiculous, sexy, and inspired costumes on display – from superheroes like Captain America and Wonder Woman to a whole posse of Sesame Street characters to the Travelocity gnome. And as expected, a ton of drag queens haunted the bars at Bourbon and St. Ann – truly a dizzying sight.
I took some pictures with my cell phone, but I have yet to figure out how to transfer them to my laptop. So, here are a few photos from two Halloweens ago:
The annual Halloween parade passes the haunted LaLaurie House, currently owned by Nicolas Cage.
Zulu warriors prowl the French Quarter.
Mariachi performers drink and play on Bourbon Street.
As an excuse to wear a real corset, I once dressed as a can-can vampire.
So, what did you do for Halloween? And more importantly, what was your costume pick this year?
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