Hollow Bean 2022: The Costumes

List of Halloween costumes, 2022

This year’s light­ly-anno­tat­ed list of Hal­lowe’en costumes:

  • Li’l tiny kit­ten (She was 3, maybe 4 at the out­side. Rang the bell, very clear­ly said “Trick or treat”, thanked me for the can­dy. Her mom, from the side­walk, said “You did it all by your­self! I’m so proud of you!” So was I.)
  • Li’l pur­ple dragon
  • Grim Reaper
  • Flap­per
  • Trav­el­er (or what we might, in less enlight­ened times, have called a “gyp­sy”)
  • 2 box­es of Nerds (one was grape, I could­n’t make out the oth­er; both had the Nutri­tion­al Infor­ma­tion print­ed on the backs of their costumes)
  • Angel
  • Bear
  • Beard­ed dad (The angel and bear both asked if we had gluten-free bars, which—turns out—apparently Aero fits the bill. I gave their dad a Cof­fin Crisp because a) the kids were super polite about it and b) he seemed real­ly patient.)
  • Great Pump­kin
  • San­ta Claus

We shut the light off at 9 pm, hav­ing watched the Knock Knock Ghost episode where they explore the Diefen­bunker, among oth­er spooky specials.

Hallowe’en Tally 2021

OK, it’s 10 pm and I’m turn­ing off the light. I guess the rest of these choco­late bars are our deli­cious problem.

The List:

  • 2 goth teens
  • 2 witch­es
  • 1 Wheat King
  • 1 straw­ber­ry
  • 1 jack-o-lantern, very excit­ed that we were hand­ing out full-size choco­late bars
  • 1 skele­ton

…for a total of 8, which I think is our low­est count in 22 years of liv­ing here.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I think there might be a Cof­fee Crisp with my name on it.