Here we are. Autumn. Pumpkins. Halloween.
My favorite of all, Halloween. Free candy, dressing up, parties. Halloween has been a favorite of mine since childhood. And somehow I have overlooked for much too long the greatness of a wig. Not any more. Wigs are now front and center for my decorating and frightening. Let me explain.
I have had a rough couple of years trying to carve and paint my pumpkins. This year I had an idea. Just put a wig on the pumpkin and call it good. I loved this idea, so we headed to Goodwill. There was a large container of used wigs just waiting to have another life. And looking at these wigs I was hit with the sheer awesomeness of a wig. I can wear them, duh, decorate my pumpkins with them, and scare the daylights out of my family.
Now if your family is anything like mine, frightening each other is a game that holds an odd delight. The wig is a superb scaring device. You can leave them hidden in surprising place like the shower or in the bed. You can attach a string to them and move them slowly across the floor like an odd animal. Our brains want to categorize everything and when we don’t expect a wig because they are so amorphous, we have a momentary delay in recognition. And this is how a wig is such a great tool. The swiss army knife of Halloween decorations. Buy a few and let the Halloween joy ensue.