Cooler the rest of the week. Friday mid 40s to upper 40s. pic.twitter.com/mZNCi73h8i
— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) October 28, 2014
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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