I did not become what I had thought I would be as a child except for being the mother of a girl and a boy and being married to a wonderful man. Which is okay, by me. I wanted to be a teacher, I did become a Sunday School teacher and that was probably as close as I actually wanted to get to teaching as I got older. I sure never dreamed of being a truck-driver, or an artist or a writer.
When I grow up, can’t be thought of by me unless I think of this song by my favorite female vocalist;
Once a year, children (and some lucky adults) can become anyone they want to be. I thought it was interesting to see how the focus on who they wanted to be for Trick-or-Treat had changed and here’s what I found.
The last 30 years of the most popular costumes:
1983 Princess Leia
84 Freddy Krueger
85 Hulk Hogan
86 Care Bear
87 Where’s Waldo
90 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
91 The Terminator
94 Power Ranger
95 Star Trek
97 Batman & Robin
98 South Park
99 The Matrix
2000 Austin Powers
01 SNL Spartan Cheerleaders
04 SpongeBob SquarePants
05 Star Wars
06 President Obama
08 The Joker
10 Lady Gaga
11 Snooki & the Situation
12 The Avengers
13 Twerkin’ Teddy
There was only one that repeated. Did you see which character it was? This information came from A Costume Site (in case you still need to order a costume).
When writing, we have an idea, or an image of our heroes and heroines. We even have ideas of what our villains look like. Does our heroine look like a princess or does our villain look like “The Joker”? What about their occupations? It’s very important for your characters to have solid occupations (they can’t all be born rich). In Stamp Out Murder, my main character, James is an accountant by day, he has money and he can afford to collect stamps, antiques and Civil War memorabilia. Carolyn, the damsel in distress helped him to become the hero who overcame many obstacles to set things right and to save her.
Ordinary people are heroes and heroines, you meet them every day and you probably have a few in your family.
***Did you grow up to be what you thought you would? Maybe you’re like me and you’re still waiting to grow up. Did your character grow up to be what they thought they’d be?***
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