October Challenge: Favorite Halloween Things
2. Book. When I was little, I loved this picture book about a boy (I think) who lived in an apartment building and thought his neighbor was a witch. When she invites him over for Halloween, he learns that she's actually a kind woman who's just batty enough to be charming. The only other details I recall are that she does yoga and she uses a wiry strand of her own hair to pick a lock on a doorknob. She may have had a bunch of cats, too. (Is this sounding random enough, yet?) I can't remember the name of the book, but I've been looking for it for years. If you recognize it, please let me know in the comments! I would be most grateful. We're talking mid- to late-eighties era.
4. Costume. One year in college, I glued a line of little plastic spiders crawling out of my ear and down my neck and bobby-pinned fake cockroaches and a rubber rat into my hair. I completed the look with plain, blue hospital scrubs and went about my campus business as if everything were completely normal. I'm not gonna lie. People were impressed. Alas, I did not get a picture, but you can believe it was pretty awesome.