Inspiration From The Distant Past

Inspiration From The Distant Past
Found note in an old book... warms the cockles of my bookish heart...

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Dorothy, Toto, and The Witch

I grew up believing everything is bigger in Texas but Halloween in rural Oklahoma is huge! Which surprises me to no end considering that Oklahoma is an ultra conservative Bible Belt state. Go figure!  You can see all of the shenanigans Okies get up to here on my everything else blog.

This year, we made the trick or treating events in three nearby small towns (on different days). And I do mean events: banks hosting Tunnels of Terror (inside the bank), roads blocked off, carnivals,  trunk or treats, loads of costumes and contests.

Despite all the costumed humans and canines, I only spotted three bookish costumes to share.

Dorothy and Toto-- how precious! 
Makes me want to reread the whole Oz series-- or at least the first few-- they are the best. The later ones get a bit far out from what I remember.  

Isn't that a fabulous witch hat?!  Cool tights, lovely greenish complexion and splendid pointy chin too-- This witch has got it going on!

If you love flamboyant hats, click here to read Izzy's review of Hats: An Anthology.

A six month old Great Dane sporting a  A Legend of Sleepy Hollow Headless Horseman costume.   Who doesn't love a bookish doggie?!

I've enjoyed the bookish costume theme of the last few posts (Thanks, Leslie) and hope you did too-- maybe  you will be inspired to 'go bookish' for your next masquerade event! If you do, come back to report and we want to see photos!


  1. +JMJ+

    Hmmmm. It seems to be a sad trend: every year, books are less of an inspiration and other media show more of an influence.

    I'm sure the Lady Gagas at that event outnumbered the Dorothys by at least 20 to one!

  2. oh yes-- and more and more license taken with costumes-- there is a sexy version of Dorothy with a mini skirt and thigh high stockings and ruby pumps-- I saw a teen parading with that one last year and couldn't even take a photo--just something wrong with that image!

    My hubby actually had a bookish costume too-- Friar Tuck-- but won't let me post the photo-- He hammed it up in front of the ten commandments monument(the one with the misspelled 'adultery') and thinks it might offend someone-- Friars, maybe? Too funny not to share with the world, I'll have to wear him down.

  3. +JMJ+

    Oh, I think real friars could take it in stride! ;-)

    Did he have a tonsure and everything?

  4. hahaah-- he has a tonsure every day! He had a cinture with the correct knots and a cross but no rosary-- looked authentic enough to the okies-- most people looked more than once to figure out if it was a costume or not.

    Yeah, and I don't think any friars or any local evangelical extremists (his main concern) are flocking in droves to read my blogs!

    He is a bit paranoid because he joked on FB about a cricket craft machine looking like a thermo nuclear device-- the next day he had friend requests from some middle eastern fellows-- he thought he was being monitored!! Surely just a coincidence-- but if Mrs. BG gets an influx of followers from al-qaida...

  5. +JMJ+

    Oh, my! LOL! That Facebook story is hilarious!

  6. I cannot believe I missed that comment on his wall! Must have been during one of my 'away times'.

    I will never look at my Cricut the same again!

  7. It wasn't on his wall so you didn't miss it. I thought of you and your machine when he told me though. It was on the pre-k teacher's wall-- she may rival you in paper craftiness.

    haahahah-- you can see how crafty I am-- I thought you were saying cricket when were using your mom's machine summer before last-- I did wonder why it was named after a bug. hahahahahah

    Talon's racing flames are hanging on his wall.

  8. Oooo I saw that doggy costume and wanted to buy it for my dog but it didn't come in his size!


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