Thursday, October 30, 2008

Things of Happiness: Halloween!

Halloween is, in fact, the best thing ever. Sadly it's gone downhill for me in recent years, but this year I am returning to the good Halloweens and am determined to make it a good one. My dad is way into Halloween, and our house has always been kind of epic. None of those inflatable pumpkins and hokey things for us--dad likes to go for the legitimately creepy. I generally hate all things horror movies, haunted houses, hayrides, and things like that because I am scared of everything (not exaggerating). But it's different when it's your house. Dad scares people, and it's so gleeful and fun to watch!



Costumes though, are the real reason Halloween is the most fun. My mom is insanely talented at sewing (no, really. She once made me a spandex unitard-don't ask- and it fit perfect the first time I tried it on. I've seen Project Runway, that is something impressive!) and my costumes were always glorious and amazing. My favorite was from kindergarten, I was a pink unicorn, as I wore my costume just about every day for years after Halloween:




It is amazing. The tail and such are covered in sequins shaped like stars and moons, and I remember being very cross at a kid dressed up as Frankenstein because his head was a cardboard box and he kept dropping things behind me in line so that when he went to pick it up, his monstrous head got stuck in my tail. I was not happy.

The year Batman Returns came out I was Catwoman. This was another costume I loved, and it was awesome. I was a hardcore six-year-old Batman fan, and this was just the best thing ever.



Sadly, I have a shortage of pictures of the costumes for the rest of my life! I can remember every one, and most of the time I was some varient of cat. These are my favorites though! This year, I'm going as an 18th Century-esque chick, which I know is not terribly original, but I just couldn't get all those Marie Antoinette parties out of my head! I will of course take pictures and document the event properly this year, since it's a comeback year!

16 comments:

  1. the catwoman costume is just the best. ever. where i grew up, the time to dress up was in february, fasching. i remember i wanted to go as robin hood one year, but as my mom hated all these costume things i ended up as some kind of heidi-flower-girl i think. which was nice too. i hated being the kid with the weird half-costumes, as most of it was recognizably part of my daily wardrobe. but now, looking back, i am actually quite proud about being the one sticking out as the one without the prefabricated cheap costumes..

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  2. Adorable! I was a six year old batman fan too! My costume wasn't handmade though...lol! :o)

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  3. It's a come back year for me too! I'm so excited as you know. We're going to have tons of fun!

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  4. Wow, your costumes are awesome! That pink unicorn one...amazing. I was a birthday cake one year...I'll have to scan the picture some time, it's also rather rad. :)

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  5. Oh my gosh, those pictures have way too much cute in them to handle, haha. I'm scared of everything too, but I love it! Definitely a love/hate relationship with scary things. Hope you have a fun halloween :). I'm house sitting, meh.

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  6. I love Halloween. I wish my parents got more into the spirit. That unicorn costume is ridiculously cute. For some reason, it reminds me of being an M&M bag for Halloween when I was 7.

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  7. oh my goodness! your pink unicorn costume is so cute!

    i dressed up as a cow my first halloween. the pictures are precious. my older brother was a purple crayon! i also dressed up as vanna white one year with a big fancy dress. it was neat.

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  8. your mom and dad sound like the most amazing people! my 6 year-old self is so envious of your 6 year-old self, and keep in mind my mom works atthe theater so I got costumes from the costume department!

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  9. yay - so cute! I posted a costume from my youth today too. :-)

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  10. Your parents totally totally rule. Great pics, too!

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  11. Oh, P.S. I've never heard caramel said that way (or I've forgotten)... It's just an on-going debate for me car-amel and care-amel...

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  12. omg that's so precious. i'm extremely jealous about the unicorn in particular. btw, i def. see a resemblance between you and your mum!

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  13. I know that I'm a little late commenting, but I must say you are the cutest unicorn EVER!! I Heart Unicorns!!

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  15. HA! I was a purple unicorn one year and my mom made my costume also! They must be kindred sewing spirits. Enjoying reading your older posts!

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