Oh, no, it's the undead! I just love getting into character. There's something about Halloween that moves my spirit....mwahahahaha. It makes me want to dive into my next mystery and figure out whodunnit :-)
Inspiration can come from all sorts of places. Listening to music, watching a movie, reading the news, or dressing up in props to get in the mood. I personally love to dress up and act things out to see exactly how a character would look and if something is even physicallyy possible.
I can remember our very own Barbie Jo and I (eighteen years ago when we first started working together) acting out a scene in my basement. I can't even remember exactly what it was, but I do remember it involved an imaginary horse and a hunky cowboy and a fun city chick! I know there was a lot of laughter, and several comments from Barbie's husband when she got home. Their house faced mine, so he had been watching us through the window, scratching his head, and wondering what the hell we were doing :-) Ahhh, the good ole days.
These days, with our busy lives, it's hard to always get together and play dress up :-) So now, I simply snag my daughter! One of these days, I'm not going to be so cool, and then I'll be dressing up alone and scaring the neighbors! In fact, when shooting the picture I used for this blog, I dressed up and used the timer on my camera as I pretended to break into my house. Did I mention my neighbors behind me are cops? Um, yeah, there was a lot of explaining on my part that day!
So, remember, if you have to go solo, it's no big deal. Just use your imagination and have fun with it. And if you get into trouble, just show your fangs. They'll back off. Either way, go for it.
Dress up, have fun, and act out that next scene. Go get into character, it's the perfect day for it.
Show the world what you've got, and then take a bow. You've earned it :-)