Sunday, November 04, 2012

Halloween 2012 @ Sharjah, UAE

(Halloween 2010. Halloween 2011.)

This year, Halloween was right in the middle of Eid break, which meant that the already sparse trick-or-treating opportunities were even sparser due to a lot of our neighbors being out of town. And yet, somehow this was the most fun Halloween so far for the kids. Bonus: they didn't bring home that much candy.

Miriam's school had "dress-up day," which meant Halloween costumes for those who celebrate it and non-uniform clothes for those who don't. Miriam chose Rapunzel to wear to school.

Magdalena was a cat, again. She wore her costume (sans facepaint whiskers and nose) all day long, after having laid it out on her bed days beforehand, so it would be ready.

 Miriam was a ghost in the evening.

We invited some kids from off campus to join us for trick-or-treating, since AUS is one of the premiere Halloween neighborhoods in Sharjah. (Just to be clear, this is very faint praise.)

Literally five minutes before we stepped out the door, Jeremy put on this "costume." I love it. Next year, I want to dress up, preferably as some kind of tandem costume with Jeremy. It's been a few...many...years since I've dressed up for Halloween and I think it's time to do it again. I'll start taking costume suggestions now.

8 comments:

Liz Johnson said...

I love how many scary kids there are in that picture and how few princess/brand name characters there are. The kids in our neighborhood were not so creative.

Kathy Haynie said...

I think Magdalena was MADE to be a cat. That costume is adorable on her. Miriam looks so grown up, especially in the ghost costume. Fun times!

elliespen said...

Love the costumes. This year we did a family costume theme. The Little Guy was Carl Fredricksen, my husband was Russell, and I was the house from Up, complete with balloons.

Ariana said...

A King Arthur and Patsy (complete with coconuts!) came through out neighborhood.... Is the UAE up on it's Monty Python characters? :)

Ariana said...

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Bridget said...

I agree. On the other hand, many of the older kids' costumes around here tend toward the legitimately scary and macabre, which just reinforces the commonly held opinion that Halloween is an anti-religious holiday. Hmph.

Susanne said...

The cat is too cute. Miriam looks scary as a ghost. :) Nice costume, Jeremy!

Bridget said...

Wow, great idea. I think it would get a lot of weird looks here, though. :)

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