I dress up every year. I had this dress specially made to fit me, I made the ruby slippers myself, the hair is real, and my mom even has a dog who looks just like Toto. I won 2nd place last year in a contest and this year, I'm going to hit bar after bar til I win FIRST place somewhere!
I do-up my front yard, too, on Halloween night... I put the "wicked witch" on the ground (a hat w/ striped stockings underneath, like she is melted), with a bucket of water and leaves scattered around; I have a scarecrow who holds a sign that reads "if I only had a brain"; and I put all the candy to give out to the kids, into my basket (like Dorothy carried down the yellow brick road?).
One of the guys i work with gave me a CD burned with all the Wiz of Oz music, so I'm going to play that this year, and I'm going to cover my front porch slab in a yellow vinyl tablecloth with bricks drawn on it. Oh and I'm going to scatter apples around the tree (remember those evil trees who threw their apples at Dorothy?)...
Yeah I go all out, but I have FUN and well people drop-jaw when they see how much I look like Judy Garland!!! The kids love Barney (mom's dog) and the ADULTS hang around to inquire about my obsession with the Wizard of Oz.