Alright kids, one more Halloween post…we’re almost to the Samhain finish line, and then we can let the Thanksgiving and Christmas and Hanukkah and Kwanzaa and New Year’s Eve fatigue settle in.
Since the theme this week is “Halloween memories,” I decided it would be ‘fun’ to try and remember every Halloween costume I’ve ever worn. (No! Thanks for asking, but I haven’t experienced a major head injury recently. I’m just getting OLD. As such, I am finding ‘fun’ in amazing, new places. Like home improvement stores and bingo halls.) Anyway, I managed to recall a few get-ups from Halloween days of yore: Easter bunny, Witch, Indian Princess, Cheerleader, a punk rocker, ‘Death’ (or The Ghost of Christmas Future), a vampire bride, Scooby Doo, a butterfly, a picnic table complete with fake food, a flapper, a zombie, Lolita (the hubs went at Professor Humbert), and most recently, a cootie, with cootie pigtails and everything. (My friend ‘Fee’ is spaghetti. She’d kill me if she knew I posted this picture. Shhhh…but frankly, I can’t believe I posted it, either. I look somewhat deranged. I am wearing pajamas at a social event, for crying out loud.)
I’ll pause for a second to let you recover from that massive assault of originality. But in all seriousness, one of the cleverest costumes I’ve EVER seen was the brainchild of my imaginative friend Wendy. She once fashioned a costume comprised of a black slip to which she’d pinned small black and white photos of Sigmund Freud: she was a Freudian slip! And given where we live and the bars we visited, NOBODY GOT IT. She was so irritated at having to explain her costume over and over again that, by the end of the night, she transformed into the Hulk and took those fools to school. Then she gave us a ride home and turned into a pumpkin.
Another of my favorite costumes (seen on someone else, of course) involved a giant cardboard milk carton perched on a young man’s shoulders; a hole had been cut out for his face, over which “Have you seen this child?” was scribbled.
I know I asked this question earlier this week at my own blog, but what’s the most creative costume you’ve ever worn? How about the neatest costume you’ve seen on someone else?