This Halloween was great! I got 85 pieces of candy, and spread it into plastic bags and froze a lot of them so I will have candy until March. I got about 18 Snickers.

Snickers

I went trick-or-treating with lots of other kids. Afterword we went through the Haunted House (pictures soon) me and my sister made. This year I was Dobby from Harry Potter. One guy gave me his hat (he took it back) to pretend to free me!

Dobby Halloween Costume

A Dobby Halloween costume is pretty easy to make. For the sheet, I took an old white bed sheet and used it to wipe up some water on my porch to make it dirty. Then I soaked it in tea for a few minutes until it was slightly stained. I wore light colored clothing underneath that. For my head, I bought a bald cap, which was pretty inexpensive. You might need to buy special adhesive to attach it. After the bald cap, I put on my elf ears. The elf ears were also inexpensive, and I bought them and the bald cap at a Halloween store. My mom put them on toward the top of my ear, not like the instructions say. They were also applied with a slight tilt, so they look like Dobby’s ears. The ears also need special adhesive. For the skin color, I mixed white face paint with at little brown, and smeared it on my face and bald cap (after the cap was put on). And that is how to make a Dobby costume!

Jack-o-Lantern

I hope you had a good Halloween!

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As it is the end of September, I am starting to think of a costume for this Halloween. Last year, I was the Pillsbury Doughboy, which was very cool, but half of the people said I had to give them cookies before I was allowed any candy. This meant I wasted 20 valuable seconds per house standing their smiling while they laugh, where as I could be going to other houses to get more candy. My friend I went trick-or-treating with had the same problem. She was a witch, and brought a broom. In this case, everyone told her she had to sweep their house before she could get any candy. This was another precious 20 seconds, all in all 40 seconds wasted.

Pillsbury Doughboy Costume

This year I am considering a few ideas. Here they are:

Someone from Harry Potter (either Ginny, Luna, Snape, or Voldemort)

Half girl, half boy

Astronaut

The Moon

Chocolate Tootsie Roll Pop

Tracy from the movie ‘Hairspray’

Pumpkin

Happy Halloween!