Monday, November 28, 2011

Listomania: Halloween Costumes

Reading the lovely Chloe's blog, Tea Swamp Park, I found an idea I had to 'steal': a list of all her Halloween costumes, with quite a few photos. She got the idea from Hula Seventy's List Project. I am a serious list maker myself, but hadn't thought of working that into my blog here. Think I'll try the weekly lists for a year that Hula Seventy is doing. Why not?

I too love Halloween--it's probably my second favourite holiday, next to Christmas & only because it's generally shorter. If we had a holiday where we dressed in costumes, ate tons of homemade goodies, drank eggnog & gave a few presents, I think that would be perfect! 

Halloween seems as good a place as any to start the lists off so, I've wracked my brains trying to remember each & every Halloween costume I've worn over the years. Often I've worn one to work, then a different one to a party & possibly a third to perform in, so that complicates my list. As a stilt performer, I wear costumes all the time, so there are a lot of pictures of me in various guises at other times of the year too. As for Halloween, I can't remember every single year, but I've done my best. Without further ado, here it is:

Raggedy Ann (complete with crepe paper wig made my mom)

Raggedy Andy (my little sis used my Ann costume)

Mouse (Originally for a figure skating performance, I think I wore it for 
Halloween too.)

Cookie Monster (plastic suit & mask, bought at Kmart)

Sylvester the Cat (Kmart again)

A witch (made myself a beaked nose out of tin foil)

A magician


A ghost lady (made a ragged gown out of an old sheet) 

Frankenstein's Monster 

Funky witch (pink chuck taylors & pink sequin-trimmed t-shirt dress with a tulle skirt)

Scarecrow (I made the hat in sewing class, first time I used a serger. Still have it, too)

Winter (I made a gown, slip & veil/cloak for this, trimmed with iridescent sequins & hand-cut paper snowflakes. Wish I had a picture of it)

Vampire, complete with custom fitted fangs

Vampire, again

Viking/valkyrie or something

Skull Wraith (on stilts for The Parade of Lost Souls in 2003)

Another witch

Skull Wraith (on stilts at my Halloween gig)

A viking again

Skull Wraith (on stilts at my Halloween gig)

Bird thing (Not really sure what I was going for here)

Creepy doll

Non-scary witch (didn't want to freak out Sprout for his first Halloween)


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