Since my kids won’t be dressing up, and since I somehow never found the time to make the Liquorville costumes I was hoping to… and since we really don’t have a party to wear them to anyway… why not take a little stroll down Halloween-costume-memory-lane?
So now, without further ado, ladies and gentlemen, please enjoy this encore presentation of the very popular Fun Monday, Halloween!
The host for this week’s Fun Monday is Sayre of Sayre Smiles. She made me smile when I found out that this weeks participants would be posting pictures of Halloween Costumes! Here’s what she says:
“Tell us about your favorite Halloween as a kid (pictures, if you have them!), and show us your costume for this year. If you’re not dressing up, show us a picture of a pumpkin carving that really tickled your fancy or how you decorated your house. “
Here we have my baby sister Vicki modeling a lovely pink pioneer woman dress. This dress, made of cotton candy pink percale, features white ric rack and had a matching bonnet when I originally wore it.
Next up we enter what I like to call my mother’s “ethnic years.” Here we see me, sporting a lovely bathrobe, magically transformed into a kimono with the use of a scarf, some rubber thongs and a live hibiscus flower. Yes, live.
Moving on, we see Vicki again in another selection from the ethnic collection. This time the fabric is purest white bed sheet, embellished with the finest felt tip markers. Her adorable curly bob is set off with a headband and feather, fashioned from 100% Safeway grocery bag. And pulling this ensemble all together are the blue fuzzy slippers.
Here we see me sporting a traditional witch costume, lightened up for this festive occasion by the use of a red scarf jauntily looped around the hat, and some red earrings. The real star here is my BFF Kimisue who is channeling Sally Field in her Flying Nun costume. This white, on white on white habit is fashioned again from bedsheet. The hat, or wimple, as it is called, is made from cardboard box, and hours and hours of papier mache.
Me again, modeling my whimsical wench wardrobe (at work). This fetching ensemble features a peasant blouse and skirt, dyed to match. Not visible are the white eyelet knee length bloomers which match the perky dust cap which (thankfully) covers my 80s shag haircut. Costume comes with black hose and shoes. Pewter drinking mug and cockney accent optional.
Next up, a splendid recreation of the cereal box heroes – Snap Crackle and Pop. Thats Cathy on the left as Pop! Mary in the middle as Crackle! and on the right, that’s me as Snap!
And finally, closing out our Halloween fashion show, the lovely me, in my own rendition of the infamous “picnic dress” worn by Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With The Wind.
There’s my Halloween repertoire, what’s YOUR favorite costume? And make sure you visit all of the other Fun Monday participants to check out their rogues gallery!