Throwback Friday… Halloween Style

So I’ve shown you here and here how I’ve done Halloween for the last couple of years, but my true love for Halloween really goes back to my childhood. My family does holiday’s up right, and Halloween is no exception.  My mother was a master at costumes and we always had fun home-made costumes (I didn’t even really know stores SOLD costumes until much later in life).  So I thought it would be fun (and torture for my brothers) to take you on a little stroll down memory lane to see some of my favorite Halloween memories of old.  In somewhat of a chronological order:

When you have twins there is only so long that you have to dress them in matching/coordinating outfits until they revolt.  That revolt happened only a few years after this happened:


For those of you who are too young or don’t recognize us (despite our AWESOME yarn wigs) we are Raggedy Ann and Andy.  This wasn’t the only year we utilized these costumes, but I just love the dumbfounded look on both of our faces in this picture.

The next stop on our little trip down memory lane features characters from the ever-present childhood game Cowboys and Indians (and the Karate Kid?).  My older brother is on the right in a costume my mom made out of fake leather.  I’m in an adorable little cowgirl outfit that belonged to family friends (and that family friend had a daughter who sported the same costume last year for Halloween. Thank goodness for recycling… that costume is too good to be worn only once!).  The Karate Kid on the left was an old neighbor of ours who went out haunting with us that year.


Next up features myself playing the role of princess (complete with adorable little red cheeks), my older brother as the fierce looking pirate and my twin brother being super intimidating as the smiling Karate Kid.


For the next year I continue my very girly phase as a fairy princess (apparently I desperately wanted to be some kind of princess).  My twin brother is a Ninja Turtle (Leonardo maybe?) and you gotta love his commitment to the role.  My older brother rounds out the trio as a mummy.


The last two photos are from the same year, but both are such cute pictures I couldn’t pass it up.  My twin brother is recycling the Indian costume from a few years earlier and I’m in an ADORABLE cat costume that my mother made.  I loved that thing… even if it is never cold enough in Texas on Halloween to be sporting such a thick costume, I didn’t care… I loved it.


I’m including the next picture from the same year because it has my favorite Halloween costume that has ever been in my family.  Our foreign exchange student Mizuho drew the King of Spades onto a sheet of poster board for my older brother to wear as a sandwich board for Halloween. I think that costume is A-MAZING.


I hope you are all starting to make preparations for Halloween!! Happy Haunting!


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