How to dress for the Halloween forecast


You couldn't ask  for better weather  this past Saturday and Sunday--perfect for raking those falling leaves, or neighborhood  Halloween costume parades, so  beautifully captured by  fellow blogger Kathy Mathews who writes Quilting! Sewing! Creating!  Here is her delightful post.

But that sun and   unseasonable warmth is about to change. The forecast for Friday--the actual day of  Halloween-- is  for  much less pleasant conditions.  Blustery wind, temps close to freezing. That may discourage outdoor festivities, especially with real little ones.

Many communities will be having  their Halloween parties and parades on other days this week. There will be trick-or-treating during daylight hours. Even if  jackets may be required, that shouldn't spoil the fun.

However,  for Friday night  grown-up parties, the chilly forecast may present more of a challenge.

Maybe it's time to rethink that skimpy costume, anyway. Now you have a good excuse to go for a more  creative  and weather-appropriate option.  Embrace the cold and wind.  Here's your chance to  be a  Wuthering Heights romantic,  a sweater girl, a lineman for the county, or  maybe even the football hero  you  wish you could be (we sure could use one, now...).

Or, go for the classic black leather biker jacket. Maybe you even already have this item. If not,  now's the time to get one. You will be wearing it long after  Friday.  Want to be a real rebel? Find it in a thrift store.

Indeed, let the coat inspire the outfit.  Seventies funk?  The Matrix?

Even though the forecast does not call for rain, that would be even more atmospheric.  So why not  imagine it?  Hoodies and capes could be even more sinister, coming out of the rain.  Let The Doors inspire you  with this song.

What could be more perfect than wind and rain for this strange and spooky season?  What could be more  Gothic than a dark and stormy night?  Think of classics like Hound of the Baskervilles, Fall of the House of Usher...or the Raven...

And where would Frankenstein be without that  storm and lightning?



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  • Hmm... I think my costume's going to involve a gigantic afghan -- the blanket, not the hound -- and a copy of "The Hound of the Baskervilles." As you so ably point out, there are some actual dark and stormy nights.

  • In reply to Margaret H. Laing:

    Bwahaha---I need to check the aviation forecast.

  • In reply to Weather Girl:

    Thanks... I wondered how to spell that very Halloween-ish word.

  • In reply to Margaret H. Laing:

    Yes, you can find it in the Urban Dictionary.

  • Great advice! Thanks for the link to my blog. We sure were lucky with the weather.
    My costume will probably be a Quilter. I will put threads all over my body!

  • Good one, Kathy!
    I really loved your post, such great costumes--and the little ones were adorable.

    As for my costume, maybe I'll just leave my coat on...

  • Jimmy Kimmel has been saying for a couple of days that everyone is going to dress up as Elsa from Frozen. And they will be.

  • In reply to jack:

    You got that right, Jack! Updated Thursday forecast calling for rain on Friday, with chance of lake-effect snow...

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