Anywho....April gave me the great idea to post a pic of a particular costume after we discussed costume favorites. That is coming...but let's talk a walk down memory lane to see some of my favorite times to dress up in costume.
First grade school play ... I was an elf. Those were the good old days when costumes consisted of tights and homemade outfits cut out of felt.
Seventh grade slumber party - I'm on the right - we had some kind of talent show thing happening, and we lip-synched a song. I guess you could say we I was dressed like a member of a sad lookin' girl group. I think. I'm not 100% sure. What I do know is that my hair is showing promise of my hair-teasing abilities to come.
Eleventh grade - dance/drill team officers' Novelty dance - Yep, that's me, your friendly, cowardly lion. I loved this dance. So...much...fun...and, we all suited our characters.
Before Britney Spears dressed up like a school girl to hit you baby one more time, I dressed up like a school girl for a college Halloween party. I'm on the left. Apparently, I'm a trendsetter.
Another Halloween in college, another costume thrown together. This time with the (then) boyfriend's cowboy hat and red one-piece pajamas/thermal underwear for a redneck cowgirl look. You know, the kind with the flap on the butt. Yep. These had that.
And...another Halloween in the college years. Both KD & KMW used my leotards and tights (dance team comes in handy for costumes) for their costume inspirations. I accompanied KD's Sandy (last scene from Grease) with myself dressed as Stephanie Zinone (Grease 2). These were also the years that my eyes were always glow in the dark red because anti-red eye combatants hadn't been invented yet. ALSO, these were the years without camera phones, and I can't tell you how thankful I am for that fact.
I'm disappointed because somewhere in the midst of these costumes, I dressed as a really cool looking Geisha Girl...had my make-up professionally done and everything...but I can't find a photo of this event. Boo!
My one & only time that I ever bought one of those sexy costumes for Halloween. Probably because I felt like my body was at its best. So, sexy Snow White it was. I was also taking diet pills (practically prescribed speed)...that's why my body will never look like this again, and I'm okay with that.
This also started me trying out different hair colors because I actually liked my look in this wig (although I never actually dyed my hair black...maybe when I'm over pink hair?) That's my cousin with me. She was pregnant and proud that she (for once in her life) had ample cleavage.
Last year, I dressed as a witch for a one year old's birthday party. It was "fancy dress" witches, goblins, and fairies. I dug my make-up, but I sweat like a mad woman in it.
In 2000 (or maybe 1999), we had a themed party for dress like your favorite decade. This started a repeat showing of dressing like an '80s rocker groupie chick. This is the only pic I could find of that night, but rest assured, I was rockin' an airbrushed Poison t-shirt signed by Rikki Rockett with vinyl pants.
In 2008, I resurrected the '80s rocker groupie chick twice. I only have the photos above & below to show for one of those occasions. This was while I was still on diet pills...so wearing latex stretch pants was an option. No longer is that the case.
And............my favorite night of all...for the fun of it, and for our costumes: Halloween 2008 before I moved to Australia; my last Halloween in America. *tears*
What's your favorite Halloween costume that you ever created or wore?
Never fear...Ten Things That Made Me Happy will return. I just haven't been very organized. Today, linking up with Amanda for Friday Favorites: