Thursday, October 29, 2009

It's Time for Halloween!

I saw this image recently, and couldn't help put post it here, to show people what Trick or Treat bags looked like when I was little:

Moms would stuff them with homemade cookies, popcorn balls, Rice Krispie bars and small, unwrapped candies, and hand them out at the door. Unsealed. Yes, it was a different era!

My favorite dress-up character--I remember going with this at least twice--was a gypsy. It was great fun to dress up in my mom's big clothes, wear her long necklaces, and apply her lipstick!

Kelly and I were chatting earlier, and when I asked her what her favorite Halloween costume had been, she said: "My favorite costume as a kid was a gypsy! I used to love to dress in my mom's long skirts and scarves, draping myself with dangly jewelry, and piling on the make-up."

Okay--are we "twins separated at birth" or what?

And for those of you who tune into the TV show, Mad Men, a gypsy is what Don and Betty Draper's daughter dressed as this year, as well.

But there are SO MANY other options! What has been your favorite costume? Leave as a comment and tell us.

(Oh, and as a P.S., "only" three Halloween-sized candy bars were eaten during the writing of this blog.)

5 fresh comments:

Kelly Parra said...

LOL, on the candy bars. Only a handful of starbursts were eaten by me reading this blog. haha.

Yes, once again twins separated at birth this time with the favorite costume!

Janie Emaus said...

I think I used to dress up as a hobo. It was so easy.

Solvang Sherrie said...

One year I dressed up like Evil Kineval. I was always a tomboy and he was my hero.

I miss popcorn balls and home made cookies!

sharigreen said...

Ah yes, the days of unsealed candy.... ;)

freewriter said...

My favorite halloween costume would have to be the year I was a witch because I loved the black dress that went with the costume. I also had to wear a Strawberry Shortcake outfit one year for my parents video rental store and that was a cool costume.
Tina, I also remember the homemade popcorn balls and candies...those were the days.