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Choose a Costume For Me, Who or What Shall I Be

It is such a fun time of the year; Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, all upon us. First things first, what to be for Halloween

A child of the 60's (aka: Hippie)

A child of the 60's (aka: Hippie)

Who shall I be?

The last time I was in a costume; a hippie, was as creative as I could be

A dying dear friend wanted us to do it and that was enough reason for me!

Since then, I've had no desire, but my Granddaughter is so into it

I'd do it for her if I could find the right costume, it would have to be the right fit

She is always asking, Gramma what are you going to be?

I never have an answer, for it’s something which no longer interests me

I love watching the kids, giving out candy, trying to figure out who or what they are

but as far as putting on a costume, I no longer take it quite that far

She was devastated a couple years back; she was Anna, Elsa is who I was to be

I didn’t take it seriously and a sad and disappointed little face, awaited me

She is asking me again this year....guess she'll never give up on me

So I'm asking all of you, keep in mind, I'm a grandmother, who should I be?

Anna and Elsa

Anna and Elsa

Making it official

I don't want to be a creepy creep

No real interest in Little Bo Peep

A little past my prime to be the French maid

and I don't wish to make anyone laugh or to be afraid.....


Believe it or not, the hippie costume still fits me

However, when my granddaughter asks, who are you supposed to be?

Don't think she'll understand, I can see her confused little expression now

She'll wrinkle up her nose and lift up her brow


Making it official, should I do it, if so, who or what shall I be?

Open for suggestions, promise to post pictures after, so the suggestion winner, will see

Choose my costume for me

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone

Now this is going to be fun!

- AB Williams

Update: I did it, followed through. My granddaughter was surprised and giddy with excitement (even my young grandsons thought me kinda 'cool'! :))

Grandmotherly Elsa ;)

Grandmotherly Elsa ;)

© 2019 A B Williams


A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on November 22, 2019:

Kari, you've made my day! Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Kari Poulsen from Ohio on November 22, 2019:

I'm enchanted by your poems.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on November 01, 2019:

Yves, you are much too kind, thank you!!

My daughter told me that my grandson saw me coming up the walk and yelled it’s Elsa. My granddaughter looked out the window and yelled it’s Gramma, Gramma is Elsa! When we made eye contact, she lit up like a Christmas tree...so, yes, the issues I had, throughout the day (I’ll spare ya’ll the details) were worth it!

Eeyore....love it.

I couldn’t figure out how to post a pic in the comments section, but that’s not unusual for me. ;)

Yves on November 01, 2019:

You look so very lovely and ethereal, AB.... I mean, Elsa. ;)

Fantastic dress!! I can only imagine the joy your grand-daughter must have felt when she saw you all dressed up..

I was Eeyore... which is even better than my random idea. Maybe? I'll ask my son if he knows how to do a before & after "copy & paste."

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on November 01, 2019:

LOL Paula don't know about all that...but, yes I definitely received a few accolades from the peanut gallery and with many trick or treaters. I was a big hit, It was a lot of fun!!

The Elsa dress is now available for future engagements, so just message me when you're feeling more like a princess and less like a hockey player....;)

Suzie from Carson City on November 01, 2019:

Wolf Whistle!! Woo Hoo! That's one sexy Mama...Elsie!! LOL.....

The last time I went in costume for a party was about 20 yrs. ago.....I went as a Hockey Player...pads, helmet, hockey stick and even skates!! It was easy...I just borrowed the entire outfit from my son!

Your grandchildren must have given you a Gold Star for this, Grandma! What fun.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on November 01, 2019:

Thanks Shannon! :) She did!!!

Shannon Henry from Texas on November 01, 2019:

Grandma Elsa is beautiful! Great job with that one. Your granddaughter must've loved it.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on November 01, 2019:

Updated with the pic, if there is a way to add a picture in comments, I'm not tech-savvy enough to do it soooo....

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on October 23, 2019:

Thanks Shannon,

I'll need to transform into twenty-something...no worries! :/

Shannon Henry from Texas on October 23, 2019:

I'm sure you'll make a cute Elsa. :)

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on October 23, 2019:

Thank you to all that voted in the poll and/or offered suggestions.

I need to prepare, I am running out of time!!!

Although Maleficent won the poll, Elsa won out overall and plus my daughter said, "of course you have to be Elsa" :)

I will post a picture at some point.

Thanks again and Happy Halloween!

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on October 19, 2019:

Thanks Vivian, this is a one time deal for my granddaughter, just for fun and then I’m done!

I will be in something long and flowing...???

Bacon and eggs, there you go Yves! You can be some random bacon and eggs. LOL!

Vivian Coblentz on October 19, 2019:

A B, you are so pretty! What a lovely picture! I don't dress up for Halloween, but if I did, I would go for the cheapest thing on the rack. I vote for bacon and eggs, LOL!

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on October 17, 2019:

P.S. Thank you! I love you!

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on October 17, 2019:

Dad?!? How did you manage to comment here? Did you have help from a tech savvy family member?!? LOL (you'll have to ask mystery person what LOL means)

John Butler on October 17, 2019:

Just dress like a great grandmother! Just like like an old women. Not like the pretty woman you are!! Your Dad

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on October 16, 2019:

P.S. Elsa costume is gaining ground in my poll on FB

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on October 16, 2019:

I have done it before, I think I had to copy and paste ???

Of course! You'd think that your subject matter wouldn't have sparked personal attacks against you, against the President....but leftists can't help themselves.

Yves on October 15, 2019:

I'm game if I can figure out how to do it. ;) FYI: Thank you for your support on my forum. You were the only conservative who ventured forth. I really appreciated that!

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on October 15, 2019:

Oh good grief! She is such a weirdee!!!

Whatever you decide on, you'll have to share a picture here.

Yves on October 15, 2019:

Oh no, girlfriend!!. That would break my heart. But I get the joke. She is ridiculous. Have you heard the latest? She can't have children because of, guess what....? Yeah....you guessed it.... Climate change!

No. I would die before I dressed up as her. I can barely look at her face.

I thinking more along the lines of a grocery bag, french fries in a box, or some such random, silly thing.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on October 15, 2019:

Utterly funny and ridiculous huh? AOC? ;)

Yves on October 15, 2019:

Honestly, I've dressed up a handful of times. Nothing against Halloween, but I'm more of a give-out-the-candy-and-ooh-and-aah-at-all-the-adorable-little-kids kind of gal----which means I generally stay home. One time my brother even went out when I came to visit him, and I got stuck handing out candy at his house. I think even his neighbors were surprised. Lol I didn't know that was going to happen, needless to say. Hahaha.

However, this year, I am dressing up for Halloween. I want to be something utterly funny and ridiculous. Don't know what that will be, but I'll think of something. Ha!

Anyhoo....I hope you'll be Lucy in RED! You'll look fabulous, daaaahling!!!! And don't forget the red lipstick and dark eyeliner. They're a prerequisite. I know these things. Just saying ;)

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on October 15, 2019:

Great ideas Eric, I know that you and your son will have a blast whichever costumes you decide on.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on October 15, 2019:

Hi Yves, thank you...maybe I could pull it off (ooh la la love the red dress pic)

One vote for Dracula's Lucy, thank you for participating. Do you dress up for Halloween?

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on October 15, 2019:

Hi Shannon,

I have great memories of Halloween. When we lived in South Carolina, the next door neighbors would do a haunted basement, we'd have to go down dark spine-tingling squeaky stairs. What was I thinking!?! LOL

I loved it!!

One vote for Maleficent. Thanks for playing! :)

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on October 15, 2019:

Whahoo and Yahoo. I am ditching the wonderful Harpo Marx outfit. I have tasked my son to make mine in crafts. We could do all tie die. I am thinking a cardboard mask. He wants to buy a huge pumpkin and I go as pumpkin head. Hmmm.

Yves on October 15, 2019:

You're really pretty, so I think you should be Dracula's Lucy. Not Mina, but Lucy. She came to a bad end, but she had fun in the meantime. Lol.

Here are some pics:


Shannon Henry from Texas on October 15, 2019:

I'm not a big fan of Halloween either. Christmas is my favorite season. But I do paint my face up for the kids to go trick-or-treating with them. Maybe I should change my profile picture?

I love the idea of Malelifcent and Mal. How adorable would it be to see pictures of something like that? it's a memory to treasure. Yesterday, someone asked me and a couple of other people if we remembered the haunted houses they used to set up in the purple room at daycare. I can't say that I do, but that's probably because I didn't attend that daycare. My grandma taught there, so whenever I visited, I was with her so I didn't have the same experiences there that this trio of friends did. But it did trigger memories of my grandpa taking me to a haunted train. I think he loved it more than I did. LOL

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