Are Mimes Still A Thing?

I was talking to my kids about the Halloween costumes I wore as a child/teen/swinging single lady but I didn’t really talk about the swinging single lady part because I was talking to my kids. Also, I was never much of a swinging single. I was more of the first friend who would be approached in the bar to get asked about the other friends and later ignored. I’m not bitter about that fifteen years later. I’ve totally forgotten about it. I don’t think about it every few weeks and punch things.

Anyway, I was a mime for Halloween quite often. Not because I liked mimes so much — or, at all. (True story, I recently heard a mime interviewed on NPR and it was one of the worst interviews EVER. He talked… but, a lot of his answers were, “Well, you really have to see it in person.”) But being a mime was an easy costume. Being a mime — for me — meant painting your face white, donning red lipstick, using a little black eyeliner and wearing a beret. The beret made the outfit. I was a mime in a beret for about three years in a row.

Here’s my question: are mimes still a thing on Halloween? I also was “punk” for about five years after the mime thing got old. (How creative was I? I wore two costumes on and off for a decade.)

Do kids still dress up as “punk”? Are there still mimes? Are certain costumes just outdated? What were you when you were a kid? I have so many questions for you guys! I wish we could grab coffee. 

UPDATE: You must read some of the replies. Love it! 

I wanted to give you all one more option in case you still haven’t come up with your Halloween costume. Now, if you decide to go with this, you better get your ass down to the local fabric store and start sewing pronto. You might have to skip lunch. Time is not on your side. In fact, if you must, skip the hat too. 
This is a photo from the most recent Miss Universe pageant. It’s Miss USA Alyssa Campanella representing, duh, the United States. If Betsy Ross was still alive, it’s what she would wear for Halloween. I’m sure of it.
I found it on Linda Holmes’ blog, Monkey See, for NPR. (Great blog.) 

I wanted to give you all one more option in case you still haven’t come up with your Halloween costume. Now, if you decide to go with this, you better get your ass down to the local fabric store and start sewing pronto. You might have to skip lunch. Time is not on your side. In fact, if you must, skip the hat too. 

This is a photo from the most recent Miss Universe pageant. It’s Miss USA Alyssa Campanella representing, duh, the United States. If Betsy Ross was still alive, it’s what she would wear for Halloween. I’m sure of it.

I found it on Linda Holmes’ blog, Monkey See, for NPR. (Great blog.) 

Every year, there’s one costume you know all the cool kids are going to be wearing. The year Pulp Fiction came out, it was Uma Thurman’s character. I was in college and dressed up as a cat (eyeliner whiskers, stupid headband) and, man, I had major costume envy. The worst.
This year, I expect Ryan Gosling’s no-name character from Drive is going to be THE costume. For those of you who went out tonight, let me know if you saw anyone dressed up like him. Or perhaps, you dressed up like Ryan Gosling? Or perhaps you are Ryan Gosling? (Ryan, if you read my blog, I am happily married but that doesn’t matter. Call me.) 
And, while I was Googling for a photo of the Drive satin jacket, I found that an official jacket (with scorpion, of course) is being produced. But, here’s what’s messed up, it’s not available until after Halloween. Crazy-i-ness. 

Every year, there’s one costume you know all the cool kids are going to be wearing. The year Pulp Fiction came out, it was Uma Thurman’s character. I was in college and dressed up as a cat (eyeliner whiskers, stupid headband) and, man, I had major costume envy. The worst.

This year, I expect Ryan Gosling’s no-name character from Drive is going to be THE costume. For those of you who went out tonight, let me know if you saw anyone dressed up like him. Or perhaps, you dressed up like Ryan Gosling? Or perhaps you are Ryan Gosling? (Ryan, if you read my blog, I am happily married but that doesn’t matter. Call me.) 

And, while I was Googling for a photo of the Drive satin jacket, I found that an official jacket (with scorpion, of course) is being produced. But, here’s what’s messed up, it’s not available until after Halloween. Crazy-i-ness. 

If I were an assignment editor anywhere, I would send my best people (Brian Williams?) to Kirkland, Washington on Monday afternoon. The residents of Merrill Gardens retirement community will be staging a live (and open to the public!) tribute to Michael Jackson’s Thriller for Halloween.
This makes me so happy, you have no idea. Bravo to these ladies. You are what the Internet refers to as BAMFs. (There’s an expletive in there but I mean it in the best possible way.) Happy Halloween residents of Merrill Gardens. 
The screen grab is from the YouTube link to their rehearsal. 

If I were an assignment editor anywhere, I would send my best people (Brian Williams?) to Kirkland, Washington on Monday afternoon. The residents of Merrill Gardens retirement community will be staging a live (and open to the public!) tribute to Michael Jackson’s Thriller for Halloween.

This makes me so happy, you have no idea. Bravo to these ladies. You are what the Internet refers to as BAMFs. (There’s an expletive in there but I mean it in the best possible way.) Happy Halloween residents of Merrill Gardens. 

The screen grab is from the YouTube link to their rehearsal. 

Today.com and iVillage teamed up to conduct a survey about something near and dear to my heart: Halloween candy. They polled 500 parents and found that 71 percent of parents were guilty of helping themselves to their kids’ “Halloween stash.”
There is really only one question: what the hell is wrong with the other 29 percent of parents?
Pictured: Bit O’ Honey. The only kind of candy that I don’t steal from my kids. (And anything with peanuts. As you may remember, I’m allergic.) 

Today.com and iVillage teamed up to conduct a survey about something near and dear to my heart: Halloween candy. They polled 500 parents and found that 71 percent of parents were guilty of helping themselves to their kids’ “Halloween stash.”

There is really only one question: what the hell is wrong with the other 29 percent of parents?

Pictured: Bit O’ Honey. The only kind of candy that I don’t steal from my kids. (And anything with peanuts. As you may remember, I’m allergic.)