The Ghosts of Halloween Past

Halloween, pumpkin patches, costumes, baseball, hockey, high school football,  shorter days, longer nights, cooler weather...hello October! You have finally arrived.

I love October and this time of year, but what I look forward to most is Halloween because I love costumes. If I could wear one everyday - I would. No lie. I even wear them when I run races.

In honor of this fabulous month, let's take a trip down our family's costume walk of fame.

Halloween Costumes

The idea for the roller disco chick costume started with my hair. I wanted to make use of my massive head of hear by feathering it and using lots of hairspray. The rest is history.

 70s Roller Disco Chick

70s Roller Disco Chick

I fell in love with the idea of a cute, retro sailor girl. I thought it would be fun and patriotic. I believe I timed this with an election year.

 Retro Sailor Girl

Retro Sailor Girl

The year I decided to be Sally I asked my boyfriend to be Jack Skellington. It was our first Halloween as a costumed couple and we won the contest at work! 

 Sally

Sally

 With my Jack

With my Jack

 Our first couple costume

Our first couple costume

My favorite costume is my Jack Sparrow costume. Nobody recognized me until I spoke and/or they noticed my boobs. The hair that fell into my mouth all day was really annoying, but was worth it because I won the costume contest at work!

 Jack Sparrow

Jack Sparrow

 Why is the rum always gone?

Why is the rum always gone?

My daughter became obsessed with Heath Ledger's Joker and decided she wanted to be him for Halloween. We went to Goodwill, and for about $10 bought the clothes for the costume. With green hair paint and a little face make-up, The Joker was born!  She won scariest costume at school! (Yes, the ability to win costume contests runs in our family.)

 My little Joker

My little Joker

 Why so serious?

Why so serious?

One year I was a flapper (because I owned most of these clothes anyway)... 

 Flapper

Flapper

while my boyfriend was Chewbacca. I thought it was a romantic match.

 I love that Wookiee

I love that Wookiee

 When baseball & Halloween collide

When baseball & Halloween collide

Sometimes Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4 billion dollars just before Halloween and Minnie and Vader celebrate. 

 No costumes, no worries

No costumes, no worries

Even during those rare busy years where I was unable to plan a costume, I still managed to have fun passing out candy in a Darth Vader mask. You really can't go wrong with any Star Wars mask on Halloween.

I'm looking forward to my costume this year...*hint*...she's Evil!

Happy Haunting!