Spirit was unable to chew due to the size of the teeth. The wax vampire teeth slid down his molars and punctured his bottom lip until he couldn't take it any longer and extracted them.
"What made you do that?" Spirits' sister inquired. "No one will know who you're pretending to be."
"They hurt," he'd say as he stuffed the teeth into his candy sack bag. His lips loosened. He was relieved to get the items out. Aside from the discomfort, the frothy saliva lodged within the wax fangs slid in and out with each breath, making him feel like the rabid dog he'd seen the night before. His sister, on the other hand, was having no problems with her costume. Her cockatrice costume bordered on take-over level quality. The fact hers was so detailed and realistic made him feel less qualified as a vampire. All he did was put on a cape, lighten his skin with a body paint and put in fake teeth. It looked cool, but he was now doubting his chances of winning the current costume contest.
As the two approached the contest registration, it appeared that it was done by age group. A fleeting ray of optimism would rush over him as he realized he could possibly have a chance of winning now. That was until he realized his sister was still in his age bracket, at least for the sake of this event. With a sigh, he'd join up, hoping that the simplicity of his costume would be preferable to a cockatrise that was already attracting the attention of local Rune Knights due to its realism.
It was Spirits turn. He'd stand up on stage after putting his teeth back in. Posing he'd smile and make poses. Holding his hands up and forward he'd speak with some strange accept and profess he wanted to suck the judges blood. The judges seemed happy with his outfit and his commitment to the character. That was until his sister who was after him got up on the stage. The realism was enough to cause one of the judges to break their stoic visages to clap and approval. It was clear she was going to win and that is exactly what happened. Not only did she win, but Spirit wouldn't even place in the top three.
Even though he hadn't won it was still fun seeing everyones outfits and the smiles. Kids would stare, point, laugh and run away feigning fear as they reached their hands into baskets full of candy to fill their bags with. For participating Spirit would get a unique candy corn kernel that would be of use later should he collect three of them.
Having completed his first goal of the day it was time for the two of them to figure out what to do next. There were all kinds of other games and events going on in Magnolia Town. There was a area to go get some halloween punch, a pumpkin carving station, or they could go trick or treating down the street. As they looked around it seemed there were all kinds of other events to choose from as well. For now they would go get some punch.
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