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Friday, October 16, 2009

Q&A Friday!!!

Like many Halloweenies, I like most things associated with the holiday--the excuse to eat candy, carving pumpkins, dressing up. In fact, picking out a costume for Halloween or creating one of my own has always been and continues to be a lot of fun for me.

I think that fun all started with a Cinderella costume that came in a box with a plastic mask and an outfit that resembled a hospital gown more than the finery available for purchase at the Disney Store. If I close my eyes, I can still feel my eyelashes brush against the plastic as I peered through the cut-outs; I can still feel the condensation of my breath against the plastic.

What was your favorite Halloween costume from childhood?



At 12:02 PM, Blogger Terry McLaughlin said...

Hi, Mo :-)! Those kids in that picture are adorable--you always find the best images for this blog :-).

I don't have any fond memories of Halloween costumes (cue the sad music). I'm the oldest of five kids who had a mother who thought the extra expense and effort for one night was ridiculous.

While I still don't enjoy dressing up, I overcompensated for my Halloween-related insecurities with my own children's costumes, which were always deluxe and handmade. My personal favorites were their matching astronaut costumes--sensible, warm, white quilted cotton (easily visible) with fun red, white, & blue touches.

At 12:23 PM, Blogger PatriciaW said...

Either Cinderella or Snow White--can't remember which--one of those cheesy packaged costumes with the hard mask.

We quickly outgrew the costumes, lacking in money and creative energy, and would simply trick-or-treat with brown paper bags, once we got past third or fourth grade. Whole neighborhood did and we racked up.

At 1:18 PM, Blogger Diane Gaston said...

Poor Terry!!!!

PatriciaW, I think it's great that you didn't let costumes, or lack of, stop you from Trick or Treating.

My favorite costume for me was wearing khaki pants, a camoflage shirt of my dad's and his army helmet, with my hair tucked up inside. Nobody knew I was a girl!

My daughter at age 3 had a Snow White costume my mother made her. She still remembers it. My favorite costume for my son at that age was a plastic fireman hat and his yellow slicker raincoat and rubber boots. He was the perfect little fireman!

At 3:25 PM, Blogger Judy said...

I hear ya, Terry.

My nephew married a very talented young lady, and last year their new born son was dressed as the most adorable green dinosaur I have ever seen, especially since he was snoozing on his daddy's shoulder. Their older daughter was a bumblebee. The year before, their daughter was a piece of watermelon. I'm looking forward to seeing what she comes up with this year.

At 4:23 PM, Blogger MJFredrick said...

Patricia, I remember being SO EXCITED when those boxes of Halloween costumes would show up at the store. So many choices! I was some kind of princess.

I remember my mom made me a pink flannel bunny costume one year and I could wear it as pjs afterwards. Apparently back then it was cold in Texas in October :(

At 7:53 PM, Blogger Merrillee said...

I don't remember any specific Halloween costumes. I grew up where it was cold and most of the time a coat was involved with trick-or-treating so no one saw the costume anyway. I had more fun as an adult with costumes for the neighborhood adult party.

At 8:41 PM, Blogger Mo H said...

I'm so impressed that you made astronaut costumes!!

At 8:43 PM, Blogger Mo H said...

Racking up on candy was the best, wasn't it?

At 8:43 PM, Blogger Mo H said...

I'm picturing you in your army gear!

At 8:44 PM, Blogger Mo H said...

I hope you'll share what your nephew's wife makes the kids this year. A slice of watermelon is truly creative!

At 8:45 PM, Blogger Mo H said...

I like the double duty costume/pajamas!

At 8:48 PM, Blogger Mo H said...

Having to wear a coat over a costume is no fun. I seem to recall doing that on occasion. The only time I've seen it work with the costume was when my daughter went as Holly Go Lightly from Breakfast at Tiffany's and she wore her grandmother's vintage 1960's short coat.


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