Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Yesterday's Ozzy Halloween Encounters

A surprisingly busy and diverse flow of Ozziness for Halloween yesterday:

  • Things got off to a very good start when one of the teachers at the middle school I was subbing at was dressed as Dorothy.
  • Not necessarily related to Halloween, but during lunch I heard some familiar music and went to investigate. Sure enough, "The Merry Old Land of Oz" was playing in the cafeteria. Lunch was nearly over, and all the kids were gone, so this may have been for the benefit of the cafeteria crew.
  • Our first costumed denizen of Oz during trick or treating was a zombie Dorothy. Okay, she may have just been a zombie (she was wearing white sneakers, so no proper footwear), but she was definitely wearing a costume Dorothy dress. And when we told her that we give out double candy to Oz characters, she quickly decided that she was indeed Dorothy.
  • We had not one, but two green-faced witches. Yup, that counts as the Wicked Witch of the West.
  • We also had a father-son Scarecrow duo. They didn't look much like Ray Bolger, but considering how many different ways the Scarecrow has been drawn over the years, I chose to give them the benefit of the doubt (and the extra candy).
  • Finally, one guy came with a pumpkin for a head. I chose to declare him Scary Jack Pumpkinhead and gave him an extra. (Can you tell that our standards for a costume being Ozzy are pretty low?) Of course by that point the hoards were trickling off, and it was pretty clear we were going to have a lot of candy left over, so I had no problems being generous.

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