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.


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!