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Scary or Sweet? Your Halloween Costume

Vampire lady or Zombie some kind of combination that's me in the black dress, and a friend in gypsy costume some years back hamming it up before the Halloween party.  I was in exaggerated makeup, with painted moon and scar with toy spiders and worms.  Just faking an attitude on the phone and with my friend in her costume,  she's wearing a black wig.  I used My Memories Suite V2 to make this page.
 

When you were a kid, did you wear a  costume with a coat over it because it was so cold or rainy on Halloween?  We fussed about the coats because we  wouldn't get any candy if the people thought we didn't get dressed up!  Yes, some of the neighbors were sticklers costume=candy vs. no costume=empty pillowcase or treat bag.

I wanted to wear the coat open, but Mom said, no.  Once out of her sight I unbuttoned the coat, between all the layers and the mask, it was sweltering. Later at home, the tattletale told on me, so punished, no candy for 48  24 hours. (I've been corrected.) The agony of waiting for two days one day and the sisters waving their treats in front of me.

If you wear a costume for Halloween, do you go with store bought or something you put together?  Scary or Sweet?




9 comments :

Ginger Zuck said...

I remember those days so well. We wanted to show off that costume so much and had to cover it up! Either it was cold or raining! Very cute!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

LOL--I always did the same thing when I was young & fought with my daughter when she was young!

I always made my own costumes when I was young except for one year that I can remember.

IrelandBrady said...

I've never worn a store bought costume...way more fun to create your own!

Additionsstyle said...

We always made costumes. That was the best part of Halloween. I know what you mean about the coat, I grew up in Minnesota and it was always cold on Halloween and we had to wear coats.
Valerie
Everyday Inspired

Magic Love Crow said...

Love the pictures Gloria! For me, handmade all the time! And, when I was younger, yes coats and sometimes snow pants too! We got snow sometimes. That was fun!! LOL! The people usually felt sorry for us and we got more ;o) Yeh!

New End Studio said...

Oh you guys! This was fun to remember those Halloween nights. We didn't go out until dark and stayed out for a few hours. Cold and rainy was the worst! Thanks for reminiscing with me.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Interesting post about Halloween New End Studio. It looks like a lot of fun. I know the children must look forward to all the treats. Here in Jamaica a few Halloween parties are held.

Katherines Corner said...

giggle, I wore the coat until I was out of sight then off it came. Hugs and smooches!

Katherines Corner said...

giggle, I wore the coat until I was out of sight then off it came. Hugs and smooches!