Here are some Halloween costumes from my childhood. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.
My sister, Bec of Style with Benefits, and I as Minnie and Mickey, respectively. I actually still wear that blue and white polka dot scarf- but I use it as a headband.
Bec was the Raggedy Ann to my Andy. Yes, I was the boy again. My mom made those costumes.
Attempting to be masculine and initiate the hand-hold.
I was an Enchantress. I had never felt so glamorous with my fluffy curls and faux fur stole.
I had taken guitar lessons so this Rocker look was an ode to that. The embellished t-shirt was done by my mom.
I was a harem dancer with my hippie friend, Lauren, and flapper, Bec. That year we made it on to WABC, the ABC local news afflilate in New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut, in their Halloween story. My soundbite was “Reeses Peanut Butter Cups” in response to the reporter’s question, “What’s your favorite candy?”. It was major.
My mom made Bec’s and my costumes. We were fortunate to have my mom sew every costume we wore (except for the Enchantress one), up to as old as 22 for Bec.
And every Halloween, I wish I could go back to the days when I could just point to a costume I wanted in a pattern book and my mom then created it for me. But the best part of that wish is that I know if I asked her to make me something today, even being across the country, she would find a way to make it.