Tell me your 2 favorite Halloween costumes! Did you celebrate Halloween this year?
I was the kind of kid who was always playing dress-up, so I don't necessarily have a lot of difference between what was a halloween costume and what wasn't. But I will gladly show you a few pictures. This one is of my first Halloween where I was big enough to participate (about 13 months). I like how unsure I look about all of this business.
If I were to pick a favorite costume, I would have to say it was this one. I was Cyndi Lauper, circa 1985 (which made me five). My mom cut the wig, I got to wear makeup and fishnets, and I don't even look skanky. (Take note, child costume makers!)
And this is your bonus picture, not because I was a particularly good clown (this was before Mom did the face painting), but because all I really remember about that year was that when my little brother saw me in my costume (his matched), he was so scared of it, Mom left him at Grandma's while I trick-or-treated. (He was only two, so there wasn't a lot of psychological scarring or anything from not getting to go!)
As far as this year, I celebrated the traditional way--you know, passing out candy to kindergarteners in the hallway before their costume parade and then going to a junior high basketball game last night. I'm kind of over the whole costume thing, so this made for a perfectly lovely evening. Both teams even won! I do have to say that I can't wait until next year when my niece will be here and in costume!