Instead, I give you Halloween costumes from the early 80's to the late 90's.
But first, what's Halloween without a black cat?
Terry, here at four months. He just turned 16, and is the best cat ever.
I, for whatever reason, do not even have one measley photograph of myself wearing a costume as a child. I'm not sure if my mom didn't take any, or if she did and they were thrown away when the roof leaked right onto an old box of albums. I wish I had some from the elementary school fairs...the tossing dimes to win a little goldfish in a baggie, the not-so-scary haunted classroom, the funky hand-painted booths...
I don't even remember any of my costumes. I do remember browsing through the masks. I am sure my mom must have sewn some costumes for me. She even sewed us matching culottes, so she must have sewn costumes too. I remember being a princess because I had on one of those huge pointed hats like an upside down ice cream cone. I remember walking all over the place--those were the days when your parents didn't have to escort you, and you could fill up a big grocery sack or a pillowcase. When people who ran out of candy gave dimes or quarters, when some people still gave shiny red apples.
I love Halloween.
Click on the pics to get to my Flickr page if you want--the pics are posted individually there with more info (you'll have to click into the photostream to get to them). I didn't want to bore you guys buy posting these all in a row, so instead I just did a collage. The cave woman one is fun because of the huge bone in my hair. The Victorian Underwear one I made using a Folkwear pattern.