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Ghosts of Halloween Past

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 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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