I hope everyone has a fun Halloween! As soon as work is finished I’m rushing home where we’ll finally carve our pumpkin, spook up the house, and get ready for our trick or treaters. We have way too much candy so hopefully we’ll have a ton of trick or treaters!
I can’t wait to see all the costumes. I remember quite a few of mine as a child- but I don’t think I have a clear favorite. The most memorable was when my mom dressed my younger sister Sara and I up as aliens. We had the standard plastic sheath and she painted our faces- I was green and Sara was yellow I think. Then she strapped the other part of our costumes on our heads. You see, our faces blended with the costume and there was a HUGE inflatable alien head that strapped onto our heads. So it appeared that we were waaay taller than we were. Well, if you believed we were actually aliens. Those huge heads bobbed around and dipped and slid as we sweat underneath the plastic. Our face paint mixed with our sweat and dripped down the sides of our faces. We bumped into many things including each other, because this was in the late 70’s/ early 80’s, way before safety was a concern when dressing up your child. We had a ball as aliens- we thought we were completely authentic. Then we went home and changed into our pajamas, and that’s when things turned tricky. The face paint would not come off. We went to school for a week with a faint green & yellow pallor. In fact, people thought for sure that Sara had jaundice! It had smeared to our hair too so I had a nice green tint to my blonde hair. Nothing boosts a kids confidence like looking like the Incredible Hulk’s kid let me tell you!
What was your most memorable costume?