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I have always loved Halloween. What could be more fun than dressing up in a costume, getting free candy, getting spooked with your friends, and going to festive parties all on one night? Not much.
Getting older has not dimmed my love of Halloween in the least. I may even like it more now. It is hard to tell.
Back when I was young I had to wear whatever costume my mom could throw together for me. For three or four years in a row I had to wear a hand-me-down clown costume of my brother's even though I have a huge fear of clowns. Thankfully, I don't think I have any pictures of me in that costume.
I did find a bunch of other pictures of me in costumes from Halloweens past however. Come with me on this trip down memory lane. And try not to laugh. Thanks.
That is me in the dress and blouse at my first Halloween party in first grade. I don't really know what I was supposed to be. A princess or something? It was my mom's old prom dress and I just loved being able to wear it regardless of the eighteen thousand pins that were holding it up.Here I am after the clown phase as a farmer, or something. In case you can't see I have a piece of hay sticking out of my mouth. Cuz all farmers do that, right?
Here I am at my best friends house ready to go trick or treating. She went as a bum and I went as an Indian. Ahh, the days before political correctness. Yowsa!
This is me in high school (nice hair) going as a hippie. Lime, I posted this pic for you. Tie-dye!
Here I am on the far left of the pic. I think I am supposed to be a 50's girl. Not very convincing. And yes, all of my friends and I decided that at 15 we would go trick or treating one last time. Most people didn't have a problem with it since we were all dressed up, but we took my friend's little brother along just in case.
We are now entering my Halloween costume 'ho-bag phase. Yes, I dressed like a 'ho. And I liked it. So there! Looking back I'm glad I went as a 'ho-bag genie that year because I certainly would not have the guts to do stuff like that anymore. You only live once, right? Here I am with my friend at the UW Oshkosh dorms ready to go out for the night.
But this year my best friends (the same ones as the above bumble bee picture) will be coming trick or treating with us and then we are going out for a night on the town. So it is an EXTRA special Halloween. I put together an actual Halloween outfit for myself this year. And I am pretty excited about it. I hope it turns out as good in real life as it looks in my head. It is nothing too complicated or amazing, but it is my return to putting an effort into myself for Halloween.
I'm sure I'll have a million photos to show you tomorrow of our trick or treating jaunt tonight and maybe even some pics of our night out on the town. Until then, I hope you all have a Happy and Fun Halloween!