It’s probably apparent by now that I love Halloween, and I know not everyone gets as into it as I do. Fair enough. But allow me to explain my love. See, Halloween is my “family holiday.” Thanksgiving? Um, we’ve skipped it completely more than once. Easter? Eh, take it or leave it. Halloween…ALL OUT.
Because my mom is insanely talented when it comes to imagining, designing, and creating things, amazing Halloween costumes are just a given. I thought I’d share some of her best work. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find pictures of the picnic, and the pictures do not begin to do the costumes justice — the attention to detail is awesome and you really need to see it to get it — but I think you’ll get the idea.
My second Halloween….awwwe a baby mime!
The little cow…
The pizza and the lobster….
Check out the tail!
Just a bunch of grapes…
The Energizer Bunny…
When I got to college and joined a sorority, my costumes got a little boring at first. There was Little Red Riding Hood…
Luckily, my mom now had Preston, so she could expend her creative energy on him!
There was the “Navy Seal.”
That one was so cute, he was so tiny! It won second prize in a national costume contest.
The Gingerbread Man (which I hold as firm proof my mom bore children purely for entertainment value.)
The “deviled egg.”
Meanwhile, I realized I needed to be something sexy and smart, so, since I love ipod, I decided to be a sexy ipod. Everyone said it couldn’t be done. O RLY?
The best part was definitely the perfect white apple logo on the ass. And the click wheel.
Then Preston decided, hey, he’d like to be a normal kid, and wanted to go as a train. So she created the ghost train costume…
Then I moved to NYC and had to go at it alone, so I tried to follow in her footsteps by creating my very own Center of the Universe costume. I got all fifth grade science project and made a belt of orbiting planets…
Meanwhile, my mom went ahead and outdid herself with the couch potato costume….
It also won second prize in a national contest!
Don’t think she can top that? Well…this year, luckily, there are more children under the age of five in the family, so our cousins are getting in on the fun. “Where the Wild Things Are,” anyone?
Yeah, I’d say we’re NFA when it comes to Halloween in my family. Wearing a store-bought costume would just be offensive on every level.
Last year I finally got to host my first Halloween party and I was beside myself. This year, I’m doing it again, and it’s at my uncle’s house, which just so happens to be haunted. My dream come true!! My costume isn’t quite done yet, but I’m sure it’s going to be as sick as all its predecessors. I’m going as sexy sushi.
Just you wait and see.