All of the pictures are of me dressed as a cave man in a burlap sack, a $3:00 wig and some body makeup, but I was especially proud of the accessories I made with real chicken and beef bones: necklaces, wrist and ankle bracelets and an earring. The costume was a big hit!
1. Trick or Treat? If I was really short of cash, I'd consider 'turning tricks' but I'd never play a trick on anyone. I don't usually like practical jokes. But I look forward to giving my (future) special guy all the treats he wanted as long as he treated me in return.
2. Do you hand out candy, make sure you're not home or pretend to not be home?
For many years, my wife stayed home to give out candies while I took my kids out trick-or-treating, first as babies, then toddlers and then little kids. My wife never once came with us.
They were so cute in their costumes.... and just wild with excitement! These were some of my fondest memories as a father. It was a sad day when they became old enough to go by themselves, with friends.
I now live in a rural area where there are no trick-or-treaters at all, but I still buy my own children a special treat.
3. What's your favorite candy? Throughout the year, I like candy of all sorts: good-quality chocolate, gummie bears and chocolate-covered anything: almonds, malt balls or coffee beans.
But at Halloween, I love all the mini chocolate bars, especially Coffee Crisp, Sweet Marie and Mr. Big. I don't think any of these are available outside of Canada.
4. How big of a holiday is Halloween for you? It was a very big deal when my kids were young. We grew and carved many pumpkins, decorated the house and threw huge children's Halloween parties.
But as an adult, Halloween is not too big a deal but that's more related to lack of opportunity. I often dress up for school but I've never been to a costume party at a club. But if there was a gay Halloween event in my town, I wouldn't miss it!
I'd especially love to go to the PittBull Halloween Party in Toronto. PitBull events are wall-to-wall, sexy, bearish, scantily-clad, real men. Insanely hot!
5. Sexy costume or scary?
Definitely sexy, without a doubt! But since I've only worn costumes at school, I do have to tone the sexiness down a great deal.
I think that true sexiness comes from self-confidence and the self-knowledge that you actually are sexy, regardless of age, body type or shape. This is how I feel about myself much of the time but only since I've come out and gained experience as a gay man. This is very different from the "trying-too-hard-to-be-sexy" guys who I find very off-putting.
Ever have Halloween Sex while staying in costumer/character?
Never, but that would be a lot of fun with a special guy, any time of the year!