Ice Breaker – Halloween Costumes

Each week on The Stretched Blog, we ask an ice breaker question.  The questions are designed to help us get to know each other here in The Stretched Community.  I’ll provide my answer to the question here in the post, and then you can leave your response in the comments.  While you’re in the comments section, see how others answered the ice breaker question.

As Halloween rapidly approaches, it’s time to think about costumes.

Question (actually two):  What have you dressed up as for Halloween in the past?  If you are going to dress up this year, what is your costume?

My Answer:  My parents were pretty creative when it came to Halloween costumes.  One year, I was a box of corn flakes (seems more appropriate now with my corny humor).  One year, I was a Mexican (I guess that wouldn’t be politically correct these days).  And one year I was a ghost.  But the costume I will always remember (and I’m not proud of it) is the flower-pot costume.  That’s right.  One year, I was a flower-pot.  The pot was made of cardboard that we painted brown.  I wore a green turtle neck shirt, and we fastened white petals around my face.  I’m sure my parents thought it was cute, but I think it may have left some scars.  After all, what fourth grade boy ever wants to be a flower-pot for Halloween?

I don’t think that I’ll be dressing up this year, but if I were I could go two ways.  I would either throw a Walter Payton Bears jersey on and go as a Chicago Bears fan, or I would go all out and dress up as a construction worker.  I have the hard hat, the tool belt and tools, and the rest of the garb to make this an easy costume to throw together.

There you have it – my answer.  Now, it’s your turn.  Answer this week’s ice breaker question by leaving a comment.  I look forward to reading your response!