Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Ghost of Halloween Past

I was looking for a specific picture in my mom's great box of old photographs when I ran across some old Halloween pictures.  I discovered how horribly unimaginative I have been with my most recent costumes.  For example, in 2008, I went for the first time as a "belly dancer."

Imagine my shock when I found this photograph from 1986.  There I was: a scantily-clad belly dancer.  I'm not sure what my sister is.  Any guesses?

 In 2009, something drove me to put on a plastic bag and fill it with balloons.  I called myself a "bag of jelly beans."

My mom claimed she made up the idea.  Sure...Oh wait, dammit no!  I found this revealing photograph from 1985.  The hat really made this costume.  

My senior year of high school I found a short, sequined  dress in my sister's closet.  I decided to go as a lady of the night (someone who exchanges certain favors for money).  I think I really fit the part and could have made a pretty penny out on the streets, if I don't say so myself.

Later, as I got to the end of the box of photos, I learned I had merely stolen my sister's Winter Formal look from four years earlier.  She classed the dress up with some black pantyhose and earrings.  

After looking at all of the pictures, I now know my only options this year are clown or bunny.  Happy Halloween!  

1 comment:

  1. Jess,
    Thanks for the memories!