As expected, we didn't win the costume contest. I think we would have stood more of a chance if the judges knew I made our costumes. There were indeed two Disney princesses--a Cinderella and a Belle. At first we were kind of upset about the Cinderella for a couple of reasons. One, I'm a perfectionist, so I instantly noticed that her costume was somewhat inaccurate. Two, our little sister Celeste is Cinderella, dang it! Once we got over the initial shock, though, it was fine.
The Cinderella was also a very nice girl, so it's hard to be annoyed with her forever. Belle walked in late (wearing her blue dress with the apron), and Cinderella, who was kind of being teased a little, said, "See! I'm not the only Disney--" and cut herself off. We were kind of like, "Um, hello? Dude, of course you're not the only Disney character!" Later, I playfully told her that I was hurt when she said that, and she apologized profusely and said that she said "Disney princess," which she didn't, because she cut herself off, but that's what she meant, and she sounded very sincere, so we forgive her. And she complimented our costumes and was amazed to find out I made them because there are so many zippers.
Belle I had a harder time with, because I'm Belle, and she was wearing too much makeup, and we had a How to Draw Beauty and the Beast book that says specifically that Belle is so naturally beautiful that she doesn't need makeup. Also, that girl sings tenor in the choir, which I think is wrong--if there are guys singing tenor, you don't need girls singing tenor. But that's just my personal prejudice. She might be a very nice girl. She did thank us for singing "Belle" when she walked by, though I'm not sure if she was being sarcastic or not--it really could have gone either way. I think we got the lyrics mixed up anyway. And she let Athena have the Special Dark Hershey's miniature she found.
There was bobbing for apples, and people were being poor sports about it, so I went ahead and tried it. I got five apples in 30 seconds, but I cut my lip with my lower canines. And I still feel like I have water up my nose. But it's nice to have people cheer you on.
At the end of the night, they put on Watcher in the Woods, and Yvonne (our ride) seemed to want to stay for it, or at least she showed no signs of wanting to leave, so we stayed and sort of watched. I feel kind of bad, because I kept asking what happens and one guy told me to zip it a couple of times, but I don't think he was too upset, and I doubt anybody ever really watches movies at young single adult ward FHE's anyway.
And thus we spent our Halloween. We were planning to watch mostly anime that had something to do with Halloween (Black Cat, Trinity Blood, Ginban Kaleidoscope (because it has a ghost)), but there was some stress which caused us to watch FushigiBoshi no FutagoHime. You could say it has something to do with Halloween, because lots of little girls dress as princesses, and there was a mention of man-eating wolves. I love Princess Sophie.
And tonight I'm thankful for Princess Sophie, pockets with zippers, mr. Goodbar, Hershey's Special Dark chocolate, and the CDs our cousin Jonathan burned for us before his mission.