I think dressing up and making costumes is fun! It always makes me sad to see people in little cheap (but actually expensive!) store bought costumes (or slutty costumes). I know not everyone has the time and energy to sink into an outfit for just one evening... but it's such a fun chance to be creative!
This year my costume idea came to me one night when I couldn't sleep. Just popped in my head. It took some time and effort, but it was well worth it to celebrate Halloween as an ice cream cone.
I used a red hat and pipe cleaner for the cherry, tulle for whip cream, puff paint for sprinkles, and an embroidery hoop with painted fabric for the cone.
The night was memorable involving friends, a few parties, rude bicyclists, jazz squares, Holman's, and a ferris wheel. A few shots: