There is a contest to win a fabulous camera going on over there. That I’m not too proud to beg for. Since my camera is completely dead. After just 15 months. This is where I point out that *I* was not the one who wanted to get anything other than a Canon. That was Hubs. GRRRRRR! See, me winning the Canon camera from SITS- would not only give me a fabulous camera to take pics of my kids(stuck with disposables for now!), but it would let me be all obnoxious and prove to Hubs that I’m right and that Canons are always better.
Kids today don’t know how lucky that have it.
That could be applied to MANY things these days.
But, right now, I’m talking about Halloween costumes!
It used to be that you either bought a plastic costume with the flimsy plastic mask or you wore some of your regular clothes in a creative way to make a costume. Unless you were lucky enough to have a mom who could sew.
My kids have been dinosaurs, bunnies, knights, firefighters, cute monsters(as opposed to scary), giraffes, and monkeys. All adorable costumes. Purchased, of course. My excuse for not sewing is that there are so many cute costumes out there, that it’s okay to buy. Plus, you know, I can’t sew.
I’m linking up with the SITS Girls today for a Halloween blast from the past and showing you one of my old costumes. In case you didn’t know, they have the best blogging tips! Honestly, a lot of the credit for my blog growing the way it has in the past year goes to them. (I had about 50 readers in early October last year- and then I discovered SITS!) Oh, and Tiffany is pretty.
Back to Halloween: One year, I was Minnie Mouse. With a cute dress straight from my closet that had Minnie printed all over it and a plastic Minnie mask. Another year I was Smurfette, with a blue turtleneck, blue tights, white slip with Smurfette printed on it, and a Smurfette mask. Another year, I was Cheer Bear: the plastic costume and mask, of course.
But, the picture I have to share with you is from 1980. Yup, THIRTY YEARS AGO. I was three. Yes, I’ll totally flaunt my age. Being in your thirties is FABULOUS, you know!
I was Strawberry Shortcake.
I wore my Strawberry Shortcake nightgown and my mom found me a red wig and some sort of hat that was supposed to look something like Miss Shortcake’s. Except that I’m pretty sure that it was a plastic shower cap.
Lord only knows what my brother was supposed to be.
Do you have a favorite or at least memorable Halloween costume from when you were growing up? Share with me in the comments or write your own post about it and link it up with SITS.