Happy Halloween!! Are you ready to look at some cute baby pictures? I know I am!
So I haven’t really done Halloween in a long time. I used to love it! Especially when I was a little kid. I lived in a small town and my brother and I could walk almost the entire town in one night. One kid at the end of our street would do it once before dinner, then go home and change, and do it again. He was a sneak! But he put effort into it at least!
I was describing my first ever costume to my kidlets yesterday which prompted me to text my dad to get him to send me some pictures from my baby book. He had just decapitated my garden gnome (RIP Ichabod the Sunshine Man) so I guilted him into it. He found the one I was talking about, well my mom did, and then emailed me a few extras.
This is my very first Halloween costume circa 1989:
If you needed a little help figuring this one out, I was a bag a garbage. See that “cool dude” rocking the blue flannel? That’s Le Brother. I guess he wanted to be a garbage man, so I was his bag of garbage. It set us up for a good healthy relationship haha.
Look how cute I am as a little two-year-old! My little snowsuit on underneath a garbage bag, my awesome plastic pumpkin to get all the yummy candy, an adorable pink little bonnet. I mean – COME ON! The cute runs deep in me, I’ve got to admit.
Now, let’s jump to when I was 4. 1991 for those trying to keep up. I think this picture might explain my fear of clowns!
It doesn’t even look real!! I have no idea what Le Brother is trying to be here. But I am terrified. No wonder the sight of clowns freaks me out now.
Last, but not least, my favourite costume growing up. I think I was in grade 2 when this picture happened. My mom bought the gold fabric, which apparently was the worst type of fabric to work with, and she made me into Tinkerbell. I loved it. She even came to school to get a picture of me.
Look at that those bangs and that hair flip!! And the natural strawberry blonde hair! I seriously loved this costume and wore it often after Halloween. She even made me a little wand!!! DO YOU SEE MY MAGIC WAND?!
Totally loves it!
Those were the days of homemade costumes. It’s probably why I have such a love and appreciation for handmade things as an adult. Sure they weren’t the best looking at times, but as a child, I honestly didn’t even notice or care.
Do you remember any of your childhood costumes?