Leah here: I’ve been away from home for the past week – I’m up in the Blue Mountain area of Ontario, on the shores of Georgian Bay. I came up here last Friday for a four day writers’ weekend with a few of my Toronto Romance Writers buddies. Today’s guest author Amy Ruttan was supposed to come with us, but her kids got sick and she had to stay home. (Good Mom!) Thing is? Even with three sick children, Amy kept up with us on IM and Twitter and STILL managed to out-write ALL of us. Seriously!
So while you’re reading her post, picture me on my knees doing the Wayne’s World “I’m not Worthy” bow.
I want to thank Leah for letting me come and play here today, especially the day before my favorite holiday HALLOWEEN!! WOOHOO! I am super excited.
I don’t know about you all but when I was growing up Dracula, Frankenstein and the Wolfman were not sexy.
Now, the publishing and movie world is full of sexy shifters, delicious panty wetting (yeah you heard me) vampires, and even a few years ago we had a sexy Dr. Frankenstein aka Kenneth Branagh. (I just don’t think there is any way to make dead reanimated flesh sexy).
Ahh look at the original werewolf with that almost helmet like appearance and big black nose. Sorry but I didn’t even find the teen wolf all that dreamy. Seriously I still don’t get why the girls all wanted Michael J. Fox as the wolf … anyways I digress.
When I was a child I was frightened by these oldies, but I know I wouldn’t have been scared by the werewolf if he looked like … oh I don’t know Taylor Lautner.
Okay I will admit when Twilight came out I was a bit meh he’s okay, now WOW being a werewolf really does good for the body. All right, bad I know.
*Leah here: Yes, I admit that I’ve always been on Team Jacob, and I have to say OMG, Taylor is younger than my youngest son, but I can’t help drooling over this young man. He is growing up such a hottie. )
Now, Dracula or Vampires have had it easy since the days of Bela Lugosi.
Even then good old Bela wasn’t as bad as the wolfman above there. So vampires have it a bit easier. Here are some prime examples.
I’m quite partial to Edward Cullen myself. *sigh*
But is it me or is Halloween getting too sexy? I have a young daughter and when I was trying to find her a costume it was all “sexy”.
When I was a kid costumes weren’t sexy. Mostly they were home made and if you were lucky to have a store bought one can we say plastic type rain coat thing with a plastic suffocating mask which made your face so damn sweaty. Little girl costumes are short and flirty. They don’t need to be. Most times where I live they are wearing a snowsuit under their costumes.
It took a lot of searching to find my daughter a NON-sexy witch costume. I don’t mind my Hollywood monsters being sexy, but let’s leave the sexy out of the kids Halloween.
So I want to know what was your favorite costume as a kid? OR What are you dressing up as for Halloween? I’ve got bunny ears, that’s as far as I go this year.
Though one day I’ll convince my DH to do a couples costume with me and we’ll go to a Halloween party dressed like this:
Amy’s first book, Masque of Desire, was a ghost story for an Ellora’s Cave Hallowe’en anthology. I’m throwing in a copy to one lucky commenter. Just tell me what you’re dressing up as — or who you’d like to dress up as if you could. Or since Hallowe’en is not only about treats, but tricks – tell me the best prank that’s been played on you, or you’ve played on someone else. I’ll close the comments after Hallowe’en (i.e. November 1 at 12:01 a.m.). and announce a winner Sunday morning.
Oh, and you can follow Amy on Twitter too.