It’s official. I’m a Salemholic. Today was my third visit to the Halloween Hub of America this October. But, what better place to spend this crisp autumn Halloween?
I have never been so happy while at the same time being packed in one concentrated area.
The costumes ranged from the absurdly cute
to the classics like witches
The “Ghost Busters”
The creature from Where The Wild Things Are
The sharks and banana from the Katy Perry halftime Super Bowl show
Edward Scissorhands (probably the costume of the day)
Willy Wonka (with an Oompa Loompa and Violet Beauregard). I guess Violet still hasn’t learned her lesson about eating the “three course meal gum.”
Darth Vader was understandably upset that he just missed Luke and company
Snape (I think he cursed me)
Jason (he brought his mommy with him, isn’t that sweet?)
Or, is this the real Jason?
and his buddy Freddy
Snap, Crackle and Pop (in that order) took time from eating breakfast to pose
Father Time didn’t look a day over infinity
I found Waldo (actually quite a few Waldos). He wasn’t that hard to find!
The occult leader from the blockbuster hit, Eyes Wide Shut (or so I was told)
I told this guy I was curious if I could take his photo. He didn’t get the play on words but he was friendly nonetheless
And, of course, a Halloween festival isn’t the same without Frankenstein
One of the best things to see is when a family or couple or group of friends get dressed up together. After all, the couple that haunts together stays together. Or, something like that.
Some came dressed as familiar characters like Beetlejuice and Lydia (is she not a dead ringer for Winona?)
and Ron Burgundy with Veronica Corningstone (he’s Kind of a big deal)
Mario and crew
The Joker (in crocs) and nurse
Elliott, E.T. and Gertie
Dorothy, Glinda “the Good Witch” and the “Wicked Witch”
Alice in Wonderland
Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf (I guess they patched things up)
Fred, Wilma and Pebbles
And some came dressed in these other creative costumes
This guy was giving out free hugs
Believe it or not, he actually had a few takers
But, the dogs stole the show! Whether in costume or not, they all looked great!
Dogald Trump was there
Milo stood tall for his photo!
Goliath is a gentle giant
Named after the popular dish from New Orleans, Gumbo, a rescue from New Orleans, posed perfectly!
Sam, the “zombie dog” was the cutest zombie in Salem.
Zoe wished me a “Happy Halloween”!
Lucy was the fairest of them all
Due to the large crowds and the hectic atmosphere, I was unable to get the names of all the dogs from their moms and dads. But, I did want to share their photos.
A great day for everyone, 2 legged or 4 legged. I will be posting a few more Salem blogs later this week mostly dealing with the memorials, statues and impressive architecture from the area and probably a few more dogs ( : If I included all my photos from my trips in this blog it would have been even longer and I didn’t want to over do it. Until next year, Salem! Have a Happy and Spooky (well, not too spooky) Halloween!