Ms. Diane of CraftyPod tweeted the other day that her mom had blogged a picture of one of her childhood Halloween costumes. Of course this inspired me to ask my mom if she had any pictures lying around of me and my brother in old Halloween costumes. She found some.


I’m not sure about my brother’s expression. Maybe he thought that Martians wouldn’t smile. I do love that the Martian space uniform says “Mars” on it. Of course! This must have been about 1982.

What I remember about this costume is that wearing it made me completely bonkers. I was the bounciest court jester anyone had ever seen. I remember riding into town in the backseat of our little Dodge Colt and driving my mom crazy because I was so excited. It was the one year that we went to town to participate in the village Halloween parade. We lived about 2 miles from town and usually stayed up on the hill and trick-or-treated in our neighborhood where there were plenty of kids and houses. I bounced along through the parade, and then there was a review at the fire station where I won some kind of prize for my little costume. I doubt I needed any candy that year.

What were your favorite Halloween costumes, did you have any pictures?

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Of Halloweens Past
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5 thoughts on “Of Halloweens Past

  • October 29, 2010 at 8:44 am

    As an emissary from Mars, I was doing my best to communicate with Earthlings.

    Either that, or I was a captive Martian, which would explain my sadness, and “Mars” was written on my sash by imperialist Terrans.

  • October 29, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    Either way, you must have had a hard time looking sad all night on
    Halloween. 🙂

  • November 9, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Lordy lord lord. These are so adorable! I love what your eye makeup does when your eyes are closed there. And that martian costume? OMG! Thank you so much for sharing these!

  • November 9, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Heh. My mom says I insisted on having my eyes closed in the photos to show
    off the makeup to full effect. Glad you liked them!

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