Over the weekend Patrick and I went to another one of Charles Phoenix‘s shows, and this one about our still-new-to-us home, Anaheim. Okay, well, we really live in Orange, but Anaheim is right next door, and I work in Anaheim! Phoenix’s presentation was at Anaheim High School, which is a beyond gorgeous 1930s school, built during that glorious and all too brief period where art deco and streamline architecture melded together.

The presentation benefited the Anaheim Halloween Parade, an event that has been going on for over 90 years! I am so sad we will be missing the event again. Last year we returned to Portland for a wedding, and this year I will be working. But at least I got to take a peek at their latest addition, a float inspired by a sucker box, and got to meet the Pumpkin Man!

As for other Halloween events, Patrick and I are attending one of Mickey’s Halloween Parties at Disneyland next week. Sadly, I haven’t had time to make myself a new costume, so I am repeating a costume from the past, though one that has not been to Disneyland yet. But I am working on a costume for Patrick. While most of his costume is found pieces, I do have to do some hand-painting on it, which I am able to squeeze in between work and other events.

Does your town have any Halloween traditions? Have you been or plan on attending them?

Dress: Bombshell Vintage, Portland
Scarf: Thrifted, pretty sure…
Belt: Bohemian Vintage, Portland, Or.
Shoes: Buffalo Exchange
Disneyland Hankie: Gift from the wonderful Lyndsie of Retro Rejuvenation, Coburg, Or.
Bakelite Oranges Necklace: Birthday gift
Bangles: Here and there
Purse: Found by my dad

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