Unfortunately, I don't have access to my limited pictures from childhood Halloweens. My parents never got into the whole Kodak moment thing and rarely pulled out a camera, which is odd considering my interests. In fact, I think I only have pictures of two costumes even though I dressed up every year and sometimes quite extravagantly. One was a ballerina and one was Minnie Mouse (my brother was Mickey). Cute they may have been, but I'm pretty sure my mom picked them out and I don't remember wearing them.
Anyway, here was last year's costume. Guess what I am?
What?!?!? You have no idea what I'm dressed up as? A pirate with an M-16? I am supposed to be an Anarchist. Because of the way I'm holding the gun, you can't see my anarchy symbols and writings on the shirt. A couple people at our party figured out what I was, but I think most were confused. This was a cheap costume idea that seemed unique and interesting, but didn't turn out as well as intended.
The year before that, Nick and I had pretty good costumes and I'm sure you can guess what we are.
Satisfying the gamer in both of us, Nick (the husband) was Mario and I was the Princess. Not the most clever idea, but it was a difficult task finding men's overalls in Orange County, CA (after all it's not the 90's anymore) and finding a pink princess dress that fit someone over the age of ten. I actually lucked out and randomly found what appears to be an imitation Princess Peach dress in a vintage clothing store. Halloween is the only thing I will put on a pink dress and a blonde wig for.
So what about this year? What am I going to be? Some friends, Nick, and myself are all going as different types of rockers. Nick is going as a late 60's/early 70's psychedelic rocker, complete with a crush velvet shirt. I am going as a Joan Jett-type rocker, transitioning from the 70's into the 80's. I'm going to look ridiculous in faux snakeskin pants and a leather vest that zips up sideways. One of our friends is planning to look like Judas Priest front man Rob Halford. He will look Metal-tastic strapped in leather and toting a shaved head. Perhaps going as rockers isn't the most clever idea, but I always enjoy putting together my own costume and I think it's fun to do themes with other people. I'll be sure to post pictures after Halloween.
What about you guys? What are you planning on doing for Halloween? What did you dress up as last year? What's your favorite costume? Please share.