Her View; Favorite Halloween Costumes
23 Oct, 2012
Each week Jen, Heather and I like to share our views on certain topics happening at the time. This week we’re keeping it light with some of our favorite Halloween costumes from the past. Next week, we’re chatting about ghosts and our thoughts on those suckers, so be sure to check back!
This is an easy one for me. I bring you the dice, er – die costume:
I’ve already talked about this one on the Her View From Home. I’m warning you, I will probably talk about this costume for years and years to come. I just can’t get enough. Click here if you want to learn to make one for yourself!
Why do I love this so much? Not only was I at a fantastic age during this Halloween (aka – it was still fun to dress up even though I looked like a dork) I felt so special having a homemade, unique design (not something plastic from the store). Plus, I got lots of looks from this rather bulky get-up. Looks = attention. I kinda liked being the center of attention.
I think we already knew that.
I wanted to make a small one for my girls. Kyle won’t “let” me. He’ll give in one of these days A dice is much better than some of the costumes their mama wore back in her college days.
We’ll keep those private. OK – I’ll show you this one. I’m a French Maid and Kyle is apparently a French dude. I don’t know. I made him wear the hat. This was back in our dating days.
I won’t be wearing this costume anytime soon. In public, anyway.
***Heather’s View*** (Or lack of really)…
Growing up on the outskirts of cities like Tucson and Phoenix, my five siblings and I never had the chance to trick or treat. Somehow the idea of taking our sugary loot to the hospital to be x-rayed for razor blades and drugs didn’t appeal to my mom’s sensitivity in making childhood memories.
Now that I have kids, surprisingly we aren’t dressing our kids up either. We aren’t fans of the gore or risqué costumes, but we do enjoy activities like “Slim night” through our church, if not trunk or treating. We’ve made some great memories as dinosaur fairies and lions for these events. We wait for the season to be over and then stock up on costumes for dress up throughout the year. At bottom barrel prices, we’ve collected cat costumes, superman, power rangers, little mermaid, an entire set of Disney princesses, and even Little House on the Prairie outfits.
This summer past summer, I flew to Texas for a MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Convention. And I got to dress up with 2000 other women with the theme of 80’s Prom. LOVED seeing the puff sleeves, lacey gloves and big hair!
I was going for the 80′s model look.
My first official costume for Halloween night was just a couple of years ago. At a party through our GUNOS board (Grown Ups Night Out), we planned and staged a “Who dun-it” mystery. Those who participated had to dress up and stay in character. True to my bubbly self, I was a peppy cheerleader in love with the Karate Kid while my husband was Peewee Herman. We had a ball planning our costumes and the event— it was a riot.
I have always loved dressing up.
In fact, I think Halloween was my favorite holiday as a kid.
Here I am as a clown. This is actually a costume my dad wore as a toddler. I can’t think of a Halloween where I didn’t dress up. I don’t have pictures of all of them.
Me – Strawberry Shortcake. My sis – Charlie Chaplin. I loved the mask.
Me as a witch.
I’m super sad my mom made me take the mask off for a photo. (This was the last mask I ever wore. It was a pretty big fit I was throwing.)
I honestly can’t pick a favorite from my past. Plus, I have a really bad memory. That makes choosing a bit harder.
My kids’ costumes are far more current in my mind.
One of my favorites was this little elephant (my daughter at 1 1/2):
And this year my son has already been a chicken (he’s 1 1/2 now):
One of my all-time favorite costumes from my friends happens to be from a party I didn’t attend last year. (I was sick.) But I love this one. (Even though is is not appropriate for all audiences.)
Now we want to hear from you! What is your favorite Halloween costume of all time? Leave us a message and we’ll get your name in (for another chance!) at our big photo session giveaway this week!