Friday, October 20, 2006

Photo Friday

Well, the plan was to give you an old photobooth pic that I found in a photo album my dad had from high school...but I forgot to bring it with me (still no computer, so I have to use the copy center).

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, 4 months, 1991
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.
My creation


Blogger Teri M. said...

Fab costumes :D

7:44 PM  
Blogger Jennifer W. said...

Love the costumes - Definitely shows off your creativity!

10:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My youngest costume memory was when I was 9 or 10, and I went trick or treating as a bumblebee. I still have that costume.

When I was older, Mom dressed and made me up - her two most spectacular Halloween creations was me as a geisha girl, and as a gypsy.

12:50 AM  
Blogger The Calico Cat said...


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