Thursday, October 27, 2011

Flashback Friday: Vintage Halloween

This is the time before a party when I should be scrubbing toilets or something, so when I heard Suzanne & Amy were hosting a Vintage Halloween Blog Hop, I jumped at the opportunity to spend too much time digging through old photo albums.

Growing up, our Halloween costumes were usually pieced together from dance costumes & random accessories. Mom didn't sew- she was known for stapling our girl scout badges on (which is genius by the way).  My sister and I played dress-up a lot, so my memories of Halloween costumes are all mixed up with dance recitals & dress-up.

But one of my favorite Halloween memories (which I unfortunately don't have a picture of) is from a church youth group costume contest.  I think I was in 5th or 6th grade.  A friend & I made our own Mickey & Minnie costumes and won a free large pizza... which we then ate entirely by ourselves.  We were very proud- which is the opposite of how I would feel now if I ate 4 slices of pizza in one sitting.

Anyway, here are the pics I found.

I'm pretty sure I wore these ears later as Minnie.

I have no idea what I was supposed to be.  Some kind of angel/fairy/princess? But my sister, the bumble bee, is adorable.

Mom, please tell me the bangs were a part of my costume.  At least they weren't crimped.  I remember puff painting all over that sweatshirt.  It's a shame you can't see it in the pic.  I'm sure it was a work of art.  And again- the adorable little sister.  Her bangs are straight. 
This is fun.  Go visit Suzanne & Amy, read everybody's cool Halloween memories, and link up your own!

6 comments:

  1. Puff paint is another one of those things burned into my scent memory - I could identify the smell of that stuff from miles away. And your fairy princess costume looks EXACTLY like the one's we wore!

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  2. The blue leggings and crimped hair are just killing me. I think we are about 6 months away from 14-year-olds dressing like that every day.

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  3. Dude...my mom mutilated my bangs growing up...hence the reason I've been bang free for about 15 years. HA! I'm digging the puff paint sweatshirt...I loved puff paints.

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