Ghosts of Halloween Past

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween everybody! It's everybody's favorite day of the year to eat loads of candy and pretend to be somebody other than themselves. It's a day of spooktacular fun (yes, I did just say that, what of it?) and all of those wonderful supernatural things. I've never been a massive Halloween fan, as fall contains my favorite holiday (Thanksgiving) and my birthday, so by Halloween I just want the end of November to come. Also, I'm horrible with costumes, there is only so much chocolate candy I can consume, and I'm absolutely terrified by scary movies, which means they're doing their job I suppose.

When I was younger, my mom was much better at getting me into costumes than I was during my adolescence. Here are some of my favorite costumes from when I was a little kid. Okay, I lied. These are the only six photographs my mom could find, as she was very technologically inept and didn't take many photos during my childhood. It's all right, mom. I forgive you. I wasn't that cute anyways.



Yes, my parents dressed toddler me up as a devil. I'm sure my religious grandparents found that absolutely precious.


If we're being honest here, I was a pretty hot french fry, no?


Bangs aside, this was a pretty adorable costume. If I had the time or money to spend on a costume like this, I would maybe start dressing up again.




I was absolutely enamored with Disney princesses, so it really comes as no surprise that I was Cinderella one year.



Being a witch was one of my favorite costumes, mostly because I got to wear all black. It's like I knew what my wardrobe was going to solely consist of just 11 years later.

By the time I got to high school, past my costume phase, and finally allowed to dress up for school again, I wore all black all four years. I was a ninja/burglar/spy/whatever people said I was freshmen-junior year and senior year I claimed that I was Lindsay Lohan's lungs. Ouch.


Clearly this was before I knew how to style my hair or put on makeup.

Last year I was some sort of cat (very creative, I know) and I wore my costume for like...an hour before giving my ears and tail to a girl who didn't have a costume at all and wanted to go out and party. I retreated back to my room, made some popcorn, and watched Blue Valentine by myself. It was lovely.



And this year I'm being nothing but a college student dedicated to her increasing amount of homework.

Hope you all have a fun and safe holiday!

What are you being this year?

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