Vanessa Williams Can't Wait For Halloween! From Spooky Decor To Crazy Costumes, She Loves It All!

Wed, October 13, 2010 4:24pm EDT by Add first Comment

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Once October comes around, the Desperate Housewives star goes all out to celebrate one of her favorite holidays!

When the autumn leaves turn golden and there’s a chill in the morning air, that’s when Vanessa Williams, 47, begins revving up for October 31! “I start decorating October 1,” she tells People magazine. The newest housewife on Wisteria Lane looks forward to the crazy parties, fun games and cool decor that are all part of Halloween. “It’s a chance to do your makeup and wear wigs and have great parties and hang out with your friends,” Vanessa exclaims. She goes all out decorating her Loa Angeles home with bats and spiderwebs, and admits that as a mom to daughters Sasha, 10, Jillian, 21, Melanie, 23, and son Devin, 17, she’s created her share of homemade costumes over the years!

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“It’s a favorite holiday for any kid, and I live through my kids,” Vanessa says. “Plus it’s a chance to dress up and be creative, and I love having parties. We do bobbing for apples, and we watch scary movies.” It seems like Vanessa’s kids have definitely influenced her to appreciate the scary and spooky holiday!

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With her love of all things Halloween, Vanessa no doubt loved the fact that she got to dress up as Marilyn Monroe for the Oct. 31 episode of Desperate Housewives! But what’s probably more exciting is that her daughter Jillian plans on dressing up as her mom this year! “My 21-year-old daughter called me today,” Vanessa reveals. “She said, ‘Mom, I’m gonna be you this year for Halloween — can you help me with my outfit?'”

–Leigh Blickley