Never!...im almost 18 and i still dress up!.....now that im old enough to really understand it..its alot more fun to dress up....especially since I have aquired a pretty large array of great monsters over the years...this year im dressin up like this guy...(slipknot) and skating around in the local farmer town of South Vieanna scaring little kids..wooo!
I don't trick or treat or dress up, but its kind of fun to see the weird costumes on Franklin Street over in Chapel Hill. I haven't been in a few years, but its always a blast to observe! I remember one person made a plaster bathtub complete with overhead curtain rods, shower curtain AND shower head! We also had a costume contest at NC State's Engineering school. However, 5 or 6 teams made perfect Boba Fett costumes (complete with dirt!) so that kind of cheapened those enteries. I think the Tinman from the Wizard of Oz won the last contest.
The best memories I have from childhood of Halloween was being scared to death by adults in scary costumes. I'll never forget seeing a huge dude in a gorilla costume chase us through the yard! The way I see it, if I don't get out there and scare kids like I was when I was young then they won't have those same memories.
I usually go to my dad's and peer through the side gate as they walk up the driveway. If they are too young, I go back in the house, remove the mask, and bring them a dish of candy. If they are just old enough, it's scary time! For those that survive and stick around I give them some treats. The worst part? Some years are much slower than others. Just another sign of the times with sickos doing wierd things to candy. Absolutely incredible what society has done to such a fun time of the year.