My BFF IRL, Katie, does these various posts sponsored by different blogs around. Thought it would be fun to indulge myself in one of them. By the way, you should go check her Way Back Wednesday post to see her and I about 5 years ago on Halloween. Please note the immaculate skills I have doing tattoos with sharpies.
Anyway, Halloween was always a blast as a kid. What's not fun about running around the neighborhood and getting loads of free candy?!?!? I have a brother and a sister and we're all two years apart (I'm the oldest). We always Trick-or-Treated together as little ones!! There were some Halloweens where we took out trash bags and filled them from candy from the Trick-or-Treating! The rule of thumb was my mom got to pick through it first to make sure there wasn't anything peculiar and to take the candy she liked. Then I literally would have that trash bag of candy for months. I kept it in my bedroom and indulged myself every now and then. (How I ended up with a trash bag of candy in my bedroom is beyond me... guess I was just a trustworthy kid!) Luckily, I didn't over-indulge and ended up throwing away a lot of candy later.
I've got a few photos from waaaaay back when.... thanks to my sister who posted these on facebook!
My brother, sister, and me! (circa 1989)
Bro is a karate-chopping (black belt, of course) aluminum astronaut without his helmet. Sis is an aluminum princess with crime-fighting abilities and ESP complete with a laser shooting crown. I'm the only non-aluminum creature. I'm obviously a newly made over bleached-blonde Snow White.
Sis, Me, and Bro again! (circa 1990)
This year we went for the non-human assortment of costumes. Last year's were so epic, we just had to tone it down a bit. Sis is a dwarf lion (a very rare breed). I'm a tap-dancing kitty cat who is genetically confused and ended up with mouse ears and a terrible perm. Bro is a BluBlocker wearing Ninja Turtle (aka the best kind of Ninja Turtle).
Speaking of BluBlockers...
Why don't they make commercials like that anymore?
To end this post, I will leave you with amazingness. I just found pictures of my favorite Halloween costume of all time. This is from Halloween 2004 when I was in college. I wanted to be a "crazy '80s aerobic instructor." What was best about this was I played the character all night.