I love and have always loved Halloween. This year, I thought it might be fun to collect some Halloween stories from some of the coolest artists and craftspeople on the web. I'm happy to report that there was no shortage of enthusiasm behind the idea and in the days leading up to All Hallows Eve, I'll be posting one or two stories per week. Feel free to post your own in the comments section!
Continuing on, I'm excited to welcome Rachel Hobson of Craft Magazine and Average Jane Crafter who, in my opinion is anything but average. Here is her story:
Halloween has always been one of my very favorite holidays. I love to dress up, and I particularly love blood and gore. When I was in high school, some friends of mine and I made a gallon of fake blood and poured it all over ourselves. That was our costume ... blood! Before I got so in to gore, though, I was a sweet, Halloween-loving kid with a passion for pop culture. I guess it was 1986 when my mom gave in and made a Halloween costume for me that was based on my favorite song at the time: Walk Like An Egyptian by The Bangles. I loved that song *so* much (and, heck, I still do!) and my mom patiently created an Egyptian-inspired costume for me. I felt like a complete badass. I had red press-on nails (not sure why, but I thought they were rad!) and wore loads of eyeliner. I got totally in to it, and loved that my mom did that for me. Outside of costumes, carving pumpkins is my favorite part of Halloween. I love pumpkin guts! No one else wanted to dig in and scoop 'em out, so I gladly took on that job. Blood, Egyptians, guts! What's not to love!?
Thanks Rachel and, by the way, you do look like a total badass in that Egyptian costume!
See Halloween stories part one with Noah Scalin of Skull-A-Day