I have finally, at nineteen, conceded to my mom that I am in fact too old to go trick-or-treating. Instead my dad and I went downtown during "Treat Street" to bask in the spirit of things. There were a lot of princesses, Disney or otherwise, and pirates, Sparrow or otherwise. It seemed to me that there were also a lot more comicbook characters than last year, but that could just be me
. Three memorable costumes: a three year old boy in a Captain America costume -an actual costume as opposed to my shirt-and-jeans, winged cowl and all-, a college boy dressed in awesome Doctor Doom armor, and his girlfriend in Doom-esqe armor.
Actually, for a year with no trick-or-treating, I ended up getting a lot of loot. I bought comicbooks
from our only local comicbook store while we were downtown. We went to HotTopic at the mall because their website said they had Marvel pins, which was a lie, but they did have something not on their website: Captain America's shield! And Iron Man's mask!
The video-game store in the mall had a multi-player
that Dad and I both can't wait to play (why yes, he is who I get it from). And then at the grocery store, I found a Superman blanket
and Star Trek waffles
. Talk about a geek overload.
I need to look for Marvel icons.