I have not been much of a halloween nut in the past few years, but I really loved it as a kid because of the costumes. Typical of me, I always tried to have an overly-complicated costume, which meant lots of work for my parents and some difficulty maneuvering when trick or treating. (I try to make all fun things as complicated as humanly possible.) I cannot remember all of my costumes, but here are the ones I can remember:
1. Witch costume that my mom made – it was awesome.
2. Amoco sign – my dad made and painted it out of cardboard and I wore it with red and white striped leggings and leotard underneath. That one particularly dates me, because I don’t think Amoco even exists anymore?
3. Hall pass – again, a huge cardboard box with a rope hanging out of it. I can’t believe how indulgent my parents were! It was hard to walk in that one – but still my favorite of all time.
5. Homecoming queen with a gun, from the Julie Brown song. Nobody got it.
This year I am going as a patient stepmother, which looks like me except I always wear a smile. Happy Halloween!