Tuesday, October 4, 2011

List of Three...Halloween Costumes!

It's officially October!  This is one of my favorite times of year...I love the cooler weather, the shorter days, and the crisp autumn-y smell in the air.  Although Mr. W and I currently don't do much to celebrate Halloween and don't yet have children to dress up, we still have fun wandering the Halloween aisles in the stores and checking out the decorations and costumes.  For those of you who may be in need of costume ideas, here are some of our favorite Halloween costumes from the past!

1 - Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band -- Michelle, Anne, Natalie and I decided we wanted to the the Fab Four for Halloween in eighth grade (I was George); luckily for us, we have awesome moms who miraculously agreed to make our costumes.  We had so much fun going around each other's neighborhoods and ended up singing in several people's living rooms.  It was one of the highlights of that year.

2 - Witch -- I know this is a pretty common one, but we went all-out when I was six or seven.  I had a wig, a giant fake nose that my mom glued to my face, and green makeup on my face.  I looked pretty dang spooky.  My friend's mom didn't recognize me when I showed up trick-or-treating; considering that I played with that particular friend nearly every day, that was a pretty good indication of how well-disguised I was!

3 - Morticia from The Addams Family -- This was another costume that my mom sewed for me.  It was a great dress and I loved the black wig, but the thing I remember most about it is the makeup.  For some reason, my mom couldn't help me get ready and my dad did my makeup.  My dad is a mortician and has only done makeup on people who are dead -- so I had to lie down for him to do it.  My mom laughed SO HARD!!

1. Forever and ALWAYS will be the Sgt. Pepper costumes - I don't think there will be another costume to top it!

2. Second Head. Mr. S & I (as well as Nan & Mr. W) are BIG fans of The Office and the second season Halloween episode where Micheal has a second head inspired us to make our own. We did it old-school with paper mache and balloons and had a blast. We worked so hard on them that we still have them so we can use them again. In fact, Halloween 2009 Mr. S was sick and couldn't help pass out candy at the trick-or-treat parade in our churches parking lot so I wore his head so we were passing out candy "together".

3. Punk Rocker. It was hard to narrow down my third costume, but I think my punk rocker choice embodies one of my favorite reasons to dress up - you can be something/someone totally different than yourself. I would have to say that a punk rocker is my total alter-ego. The teased up hair, black nailpolish and layers of goth-like clothing (which also can keep you warm on those cold Halloween nights) - it's fun to mix & match everything in your wardrobe to create a really fun look.

What are you dressing up as this Halloween or  what have your favorite costumes been in the past?



Jessie said...

I had no idea your dad was a morician, Nancy, but I love that story. So funny.

And I stink at costumes, but I did have one great year when I was pregnant with baby #3. I went as a 1950's housewife, and Cory went as the milkman. Took most people a few minutes to get it, but it was pure awesome. :)

*Aliese* said...

Nancy, how did I not know your dad was a mortician!? I love that he couldn't do your make-up unless you were laying down. Hilarious. I totally remember the Sgt. Pepper costumes from middle school and LOVED them! Also, Michelle--I can't believe Fran Drescher didn't make your list!!!! Seriously, that was amazing. Maybe even more amazing than Sgt. Pepper, but far less popular enough for others to recognize.

Natalie said...

Well, you know my favorite! I am probably going as a pirate girl, but I do still have my Betty Rubble Costume which I still love!

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