This Halloween, I went as something that scared the CRAP out of me as a kid - Chucky from Child's Play!
Kate helped me out with the makeup, and I had an awesome time with it. My first memory of Child's Play is seeing the trailer during a commercial break while my family was watching Good Times, and I don't know exactly what it was, but all I remember is seeing the trailer and just putting my head between my legs and SCREAMING my head off. Ever since then, I'd get a chill if I accidentally came across it in a video store or if it was on TV or something - I've still NEVER seen any of the movies!
I was kind of worried about answering the door for Trick Or Treaters (we live in a pretty chill residential neighborhood, near a preschool and a church, so we had a LOT of them) since I looked kinda gruesome (I didn't carry the knife, of course - this was a prop I only used for a couple of photos before I even looked at a beer or anything), but a lot of kids (and parents) were REALLY hyped on it.
I'm pretty stoked to watch them now - I wanted to put off writing this blog post until I'd actually seen them, but just in case I put it off for awhile (we were out of town for a wedding all weekend, and I have A LOT of work to catch up on), I figured I'd just write about it now.
It was a lot of fun to dress up as something that actually still scares me a little bit, but man, I do feel kind of dumb having been scared of it for over 20 years, haha.