To kick of my Fall Friday posts, I'm looking back (and laughing) at my five favorite Halloween costumes over the years.
ONE: Pumpkin. Circa 1990.
This costume has been rotated through our family ever since I wore it and somehow after about 4 other kids have lugged bags of candy around in it, its still in good shape! You better believe our first kid will be wearing this (sans the scrunchy socks) and probably rocking the curly fro like I did.
TWO: Belly Dancer. Circa 1993?
I was going to pick the Pink Power Ranger for this one but couldn't find a photo so we're going with Belly Dancer instead. There is too much to pick apart with this one, but I'm digging the shoe covers and giant crotch.
THREE: Fish. Circa 2007.
I know we're bypassing a lot of years here but this is a fish costume that can be worn with any outfit. All I had to do was put the straps around my arms. I only wish I had a profile shot.
FOUR: Flo. Circa 2011.
Ew shiny forehead and super bad haircut! I'm only sharing this because its an easy and cheap DIY costume. You can go to Progresive's website here for the free printables. It's also work appropriate if your office has a Halloween party like mine did! I think I would have won the best costume award if I straightened my hair... still sore about that, obviously.
FIVE: SNL Cheerleaders. Circa 2008.
By far my favorite.... "Who's that Spartan in my teepee? It's me, it's me!" You can totally buy these costumes but I decided to make them myself during my senior year of college. We got the sweats from Walmart and I bought felt to make the Spartan design. Some of the felt had a sticky back but I actually hand-stitched most of it while I probably should have been studying. Oh well!
For fun, here is Ruby's first Halloween costume. There was a Halloween party at the dog park a few years ago but the hat fell off and she kept acting like she couldn't move with the wings on, so it came off immediately.
What are your favorite costumes you've worn? Anyone have a good DIY costume idea for this year?