Monday, October 16, 2006

Bring Out Your Dead

Growing up, I had some really great Halloween costumes. My mother handmade almost all of them adn they were wonderful. I remember one of my favorites was my pumpkin costume. It was really comfortable. I wore black tight and a black turtleneck and then a bubble-like pumpkin body with elastic around the base. Other years included Strawberry Shortcake (store-bought), a witch, Statue of Liberty, and a mime/clown. She also made me a poodle skirt when I attended cotillion. (a southern thing) I was really lucky to have a mom who could do things like that.

In recent years, I have gone as Vanessa from Austin Powers, Trinity from the Matrix, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas and Little
Bo-Peepshow. I'm thinking of going as Frida Kahlo this year. Or maybe Sally again. Costumes are great. But none of the store-bought ones are ever as good as the ones my mom made.

4 comments:

Genevieve said...

my parents took turns making our costumes. You could always tell whose year it was. My mom sewed, my dad made things out of boxes. So, like a mom costume would be Laura Ingalls wilder. A dad costume would be a box of Cheerios.

Now I make my own costumes but there's something magical about Halloween as a kid that isn't around anymore. Sad!!

Genevieve said...

oh, and PS, I went to cotillion too. but ours didn't include costumes! I think yours must've been better than mine. I had to wear fancy dresses and white gloves.

gatsbyanddaisy said...

Do you have a Halloween party to go to? Sounds like you're really feeling settled and making friends there.

Malady said...

I am actually going to a Halloween event with the local Woman's Club this Thursday. Other than that, no other Halloween plans. I'm hoping for trick-or-treaters, though!