Apparently, so does The Wizard of Id:
Perhaps my fondness for the Harry Potter books, movies, etc., can be at least partially explained by my love of Halloween. And both may (ultimately) be based on my love for theatre. After all, when it comes right down to it, theatre is really all about make believe, dressing up, making things appear to be real when they are not, and moving towards a greater understanding and "truth" in the process. If that ain't magic, I don't know what is. I think that may explain why I meant it when I put this sign up in my scene shop.
When Bonnie and I were in Bloomington, IN, on our trip last November, we had lunch in a Mexican restaurant (Note: Has anybody else noted that such things were quite rare, say, forty years ago? I first remember encountering one in Atlanta in the mid-1970's. Now they are at least as popular as "pizza joints" were in the '60's.) Anyway, as part of the decor at this restaurant, they had this Día de los Muertos "carving" (which may have been molded plastic) on the wall and I just could not resist getting a picture of it.
When I got a Target© ad the other day featuring these figurines I found them entertaining.
P.S. By the way, don't forget to celebrate St. Crispin's Day on Oct. 25. (At least if you are of some English extraction.) If you don't understand the reference, see Henry V, IV, 3. Or, you could just look up the battle of Agincourt.
P.P.S. If you have not yet done so, VOTE! "Time's a wastin'" and, by the time of my next post, the vosting will be over, and the counting may be. Do it NOW!