All About a Character — By Guest Mom Kristy Glass

October 30, 2009


The younger me as Little Orphan Annie.

If you feel a little self-conscious about becoming someone else for the night, here are a few tips to help you shed the jitters, and have a good time.

Karaoke.
My husband was Billy Ray Cyrus last year, and he became Billy as soon as Achy Breaky Heart came over the speakers.

Phrases!
If you are playing someone from a book or movie, skim-read it for dialogue or re-watch the movie. IMDB is also a good source of quotes from movies. Or call that one friend that knows quotes from everything. This year my Judy Jetson has been practicing: “Outer-galactic!” and “Far-Out!” For the cowboys, check out cowboy sayings. For the pirates out there, pre-plan your phrases on this site.

Theme-dress.
If you and a buddy or your family all dress as a theme, you can take that to an extreme. You can speak in like dialect/accent/language!, act out a scene, improvise a scene, the sky’s the limit.

Dance!
If your costume comes from an era like the 20’s, 50’s or 70’s….brush up on your moves and dance in character when the music starts at your Halloween party.

Hide.
If you are too shy, get a mask so that nobody knows it’s you.

Dressing up and getting into character for the night is fun for someone like me who enjoys playing a role, but I know it’s not for everyone. Maybe a few of these tips will help you loosen up and get into Halloween this year.

Thanks for having me! ~Kristy

Find more from Kristy at her blog Glass Posse.

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1 Katie @ goodLife {eats} October 30, 2009 at 12:35 pm

Loved all your fun ideas. My son thought the Mrs. Incredible costume was the best! Thanks!

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2 Jessica October 30, 2009 at 12:51 pm

I'll be a flapper tomorrow night and have been practicing my charleston moves. I like it so much I'm considering taking dance lessons!

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3 Whatever Dee-Dee wants October 30, 2009 at 1:00 pm

I love that Annie costume!

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4 Anonymous October 30, 2009 at 4:11 pm

i Love this. Get some idea what am i gonna do with my childred. it's always a hard time with them especially during their essay papers project. Thanks a lot

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5 Theresa October 30, 2009 at 4:41 pm

I have loved this week of posts by Kristy! My favorite costume has to be Ms Incredible, but the Annie one is a close second. Adorable!

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6 Kage October 30, 2009 at 8:19 pm

Thanks everybody for reading and visiting my blog and your comments! I am so excited for tomorrow….one of my most favorite days of the year!

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