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Halloween and characters

Halloween is full of fiction, make-believe, dress up and pretending to be someone you’re not—all the things fantasy writers love. The night is a huge cast of characters, roaming the streets in search of another sugar fix.

You have the three-year-old darlings dressed in princess costumes, with yellow or pink sequins and lace trimming the hem. At that age—they ARE a princess. No question. No pretend. They may even demand to sleep in their dress. They are the “character” the moment they step into their costume.  If only they could write at that age–the innocent words of total belief they’d spin. It would be magical.

Every goblin, ghoul, vampire, wizard or demon and every fairy, cowgirl, witch, superhero or angel is someone unless underneath though. It’s a costume. A creation. Pretend for the masses. Not so different than fiction. Behind every costume is the costumee (is that a word?). And behind every character in a book is the author who created them.

So books and Halloween aren’t all that different. They pull us into another world, tempt us to imagine being someone (or something else) and give us a sense that maybe…just maybe it isn’t all make believe after all. I mean, who doesn’t want to occasionally believe in the unbelievable? Our culture is slightly obsessed with all things fantasy, we love stretching our imagination and hoping that we are all a hero/heroine, shapeshifter or something supernatural underneath our human masks. We want to forgot real life from time to time.

Whether you dress up as Snow White on Halloween or whether you are part of the “real life” 7 Evil Dwarves–nothing compares to jumping head first into an imaginary world–where you can be anything you want to be.

I am Sunny Dwarf. My alter ego is Gabrielle. I believe in the impossible. Do you?

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2 Comments

  1. AmberKallyn

     /  October 27, 2010

    I do believe anything is possible 🙂 Great post.

    Reply
  2. GabrielleTaylor

     /  October 27, 2010

    Thank you!

    Reply

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