Halloween 2018

Cruft Manor has Halloween traditions: Every year, we give out full size candies, made a listing of all costumes, and make a timelapse movie.

~200 Full Size Candies, ready for the trick or treaters!

I let the kids choose their favorite candy themselves. This can sometimes lead to a prolonged choosing process and debate. The moments of “OMG” and “wow” are wonderful as they realize the candies are full size.

Michele carved pumpkins and made this one in honor of the new bee hive we are keeping in the backyard.

As has become tradition, I made a timelapse movie of handing out candy to the kids. This year, I started when the first trick or treaters appeared a little after 6 PM.

The time-lapse takes place over a little more than three hours that is reduced to just over ninety seconds for your viewing pleasure. My old GoPro is still shooting 4x3 and I need to move to 16x9 next year.

When people come to the door, I ask every person what they were dressed as and wrote down their answers. I am careful to ask what they are, accepting their answers rather than interpreting what I see.

Cruft Manor ready for visitors

This Halloween makes it 14 years of data to compare, though 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Here are the top ten costumes for the last fourteen years compared.

Wonder Woman took the top spot this year. Fairly generic costume versions also stayed high, with variations on zombies and skeletons popular. As I saw last year, there we literally no politics oriented costumes this year. Not a lot of standout stuff year that stuck me as a new trend.

Here are few of the fun costumes I saw this year.

Miguel from Coco & Floppy Man from Car Dealership
UPS Box
Inflatable Green Suit

Our total number of visitors was a little down, well under 200. Several families nearby had their lights off and probably lead to lower traffic to our house.

This year’s complete costume list of 157 people:

5 Wonder Woman
4 Pirate
3 Devil
3 Skeleton
2 Clown
2 Harry Potter
2 Skull
2 Unicorn
2 Werewolf
2 Zombie
2 Bee
2 Big Bad Wolf
2 Bunny Rabbit
2 Captain America
2 Chuckie
2 Cow
2 Fortnite Skin
2 Incredible
2 Iron Man
2 Myself
2 Princess
2 Purger
2 Spiderman
2 Superman
1 “payday”
1 50s Girl
1 A Bush
1 Air Force
1 Angel
1 Anna from Frozen
1 Annabeth Chase
1 Ariel
1 Ash (Pokemon)
1 Barbie
1 Bat Fan
1 Batgirl
1 Batman
1 Beanie Baby
1 Belle
1 Bike Rider
1 Black Panther
1 Bob Ross on a Dinosaur
1 Bumblebee from Transformers
1 Cat
1 Charlie Brown
1 Chubby Baby 
1 Cinderella
1 Danny Zuko
1 David S. Pumpkins
1 Daygo — anime
1 Deadly Knight
1 Demon
1 Día de los Muertos
1 Dinosaur
1 Drug Dealer
1 Elena from Avalon
1 Elf
1 Flapper
1 Flash
1 Floppy Man from Car Dealership
1 Foxy the Pirate
1 Frankenstein
1 Furby
1 Gangster
1 Gingerbread Man
1 God
1 Goddess
1 Grim Reaper
1 Gryffindor
1 Harleen Quinzel
1 Harley Quinn
1 Hermoine Granger
1 Huntress
1 Inflatable Green Suit
1 Kevin from Up
1 Killer Clown
1 Koala
1 Little Red Riding Hood
1 Little Soldier
1 Massaba Bella
1 Max
1 Michael Meyers (with soundtrack)
1 Michael Meyers Jester
1 Michael Phelps
1 Miguel from Coco
1 Minnie Mouse
1 Monkey
1 Monster
1 Panda Bear
1 Phantom
1 Police
1 Princess Jasmine
1 Princess Leia
1 Pumpkin
1 Puppy
1 Queen of Hearts
1 Ravenclaw
1 Rosie the Riveter
1 Sad Dodger
1 Scarecrow
1 Scary Skeleton
1 Shark
1 She-Hulk
1 Shredder
1 Skater
1 Skeleton Bride
1 Skull Trooper
1 Slappy from Goosebumps
1 Spaceman
1 Star Lord
1 Stitch
1 Supergirl
1 SWAT
1 Taga — anime
1 Television Set
1 Tinkerbell
1 True from Magic Kingdom
1 Unicorn w/ Wings
1 UPS Box
1 Vampirina
1 Wolfman
1 Yoda
1 Yukata
1 Zom”bee”
1 Zombie Cinderella
1 Zombie Princess
 
157 Costumed Visitors