I LOVE Halloween. I always have. As a child, I would spend many weeks transforming our basement into a “haunted house” for a family Halloween party-that was historically poorly attended. Guests? One. Me.
Regardless, it didn’t dampen my spirit, so today we are joining Momfessionals and A Little Bit of Everything for our favorite Halloween costumes.
I would be remiss if I didn’t showcase this one. It’s from 2013. My first year teaching, and Caroline and I taught at the same school. I think our costumes speak of the culture at that time-“What Does the Fox Say?” and an “ObamaCareBear”
Some years, I’m simple. Like this year. I painted a black trucker hat and wore a black t-shirt and was Wayne from Wayne’s World. Unfortunately, my mom did not understand and thought I was a Fox News Show.
Other years, I’m more intricate. I spent a good part of the day trying to figure out how to rig this “champagne pop” off so I could be Kim Kardashian on the cover of Paper Magazine.
I’m no engineer, but I’m a Kimgineer. #nailedit An old bridesmaid dress, a wire, and some quilt batting, and I was ready to go to a party where literally NO ONE KNEW WHO I WAS. I moved out of that town the next year. Coincidence?
Every year my oldest sister counts down to Halloween on social media showcasing pictures of her kids in different costumes. It’s become “a thing”. Well the first year she did it, she asked me if I’d be Dorothy because her son, Charlie, was going to be a lion, and she’d bought a scarecrow costume for Andrew, our nephew. I was happy to oblige, but I was in grad school at this time. So I drove down one afternoon to take the photo, and my mom was bringing the Dorothy costume from her house. We had an adult Dorothy costume that I had worn only a few years prior. I started to put on the costume and began to panic. There was no way it was going to fit. I was baffled. I didn’t think I’d put on a significant amount of weight, but maybe I had? I somehow squeezed into it and was in a horrible mood by the time we were taking the picture because of the amount of weight I thought I’d gained. Once I took it off, I looked at the tag. It was a little girl’s 6x. Mom had grabbed the Dorothy costume that I had worn at age seven. Not the adult one we also owned. So let’s all slow clap for my ability as a 22 year old to wear that, and let’s also gaze at how it’s cutting off the circulation in my arm in this photo.
Unfortunately, my costumes don’t feature me in a 6x size and/or popping champagne onto my rear….maybe next year.
This costume was my all time favorite one. It was so stereotypical though of two young 20 year olds-to dress as Harry and Marv from Home Alone. Literally, it was anything but stereotypical. I can confidently say no one was dressed like the two of us. What a pair-I got to be Joe Pesci covered in feathers, and Jody killed it as Daniel Stern with an iron imprint on his face.
My other two favorites will be of my children. This was my favorite costume of Claire’s so far. The cutest Rockford Peach. However, she’s “still missing the cutoff man. That’s something I’d like her to work on for next season.”
Last year was the twins’ first Halloween, and they were America’s favorite duo-
Donald and Joe cookies and milk. I love a baby covered in chocolate chips.
I’m sure we provided you with a lot of quality costume inspiration today. That’s what we’re here for, people.
Creep it real,