I dressed up as Cleopatra. Planning ahead this year I bought the costume back in May in New York City. However, when I retrieved the get up this past 31st I realized I didn't have a dress! I scrambled to find dress designs online, ran over to my tailor and then was unfortunately rejected due to his lack of time. Luckily at last minute our friend, Marilou, brought over a dress and was able to complete my Cleopatra costume. Allan dressed up as Katrina, Lady Dead, with the same dress and hat as last year. It's a wild design which never gets old.
Down 5th Avenue we strut along with Marilou dressed as a devil, our friend Claudia as a witch, Jo Anne as a bar maid and 5 other friends not in costume. Throngs of Mexican children dressed in costume bombarded us asking for candy. We sported bags of sweet spicy watermelon gummies, strawberry candy covered in chili and corn flavored Popsicles covered in chili. The local families have picked up the American tradition of Halloween and now the groups of costumer wielding youngsters grows exponentially each year. Within 1/2 hour we were out of candy.
I had a hard time letting go of my inhibitions. Wearing costumes and letting go is just not really my thing. However after a couple of beers I was able to relax a little bit and get more into the role. On the other hand Allan was the life of the party. He never resisted an opportunity to lift up his dress to show a little leg or fondle the balloons positioned on his chest. At one point Marilou, Allan and I were dancing on the bar at the Tequila Barrel and swinging on a stripper pole affixed atop the bar. At each bar visited we ran into friends and acquaintances also sporting nifty costumes. Each bar served as a haven for the costume wearing crowd. In total we hit 4 bars, danced on 1 bar, were asked to pose for no less than 30 photos, walked for roughly 1 mile and returned home around midnight exhausted and exhilarated.
Even though the next morning our joints were sore and cerebrums aching, we longingly wished Halloween was a monthly event. We are already brainstorming our costumes for next year. Hopefully we'll see you strolling down 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen wearing a crazy creation next Halloween!
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|The candy we handed out|
|Allan, I and Marilou|
|Jo Anne and I|
|Marilou, I, Jo Anne and Allan|
|Claudia, Allan and I|
|Allan and some children on 5th Avenue|
|Me with a squirrel on my chest and a lizard on my head|
|Allan and his long lost sister|
|Allan now has a job as a mannequin|
|Marilou, Allan, I and some girls on the stripper pole on the bar at the Tequila Barrel|