What a great holiday, and one we celebrate here in Massachusetts in a big way. This year I’ve noticed incredibly elaborate Halloween decorations in my town, from seriously oversized blowup cats on roofs to creepy life-sized mannequins hanging from a tree (I’ve altered my walking route to avoid that one!) plus all the pretty and festive pumpkins, corn stalks, mums and other seasonal items. I can’t wait to see the real treats of the night - the happy kids in costumes showing all their imagination and spirit.
My daughter is one of those super creative kids who absolutely adores Halloween, Cosplay and fantasy. So each Halloween I pull a “Project Runway” self-challenge (of sorts) to create whatever she has sketched up for her current favorite character. It’s great fun to turn my workroom into a costume design studio and bedeck my favorite client in whatever custom creation she designs. That Project Runway stuff is harder than it looks!
Here is a sampling of my daughter’s costumes over the years. What fun and joy my husband and I have had with her on Halloween.
Here's hoping you enjoy your Halloween, all you superheroes out there!
Barbara Phillips, interior designer and owner of Center Stage Interior Designs, has delivered impeccable window treatments and design services to both residential and commercial clients in Massachusetts since 2001.