Monday, October 27, 2008

Fun Monday: the Halloween edition

The very lovely (and not at all scary) Sayre, who Smiles is the hostess for Fun Monday this week. I haven't played in a few weeks, but when I saw what she wanted us to do, I jumped right on the bandwagon.

In keeping with the arrival of Halloween this week, she asked us to do this:

Tell us about your favorite Halloween as a kid (pictures, if you have them!), and show us your costume for this year. If you're not dressing up, show us a picture of a pumpkin carving that really tickled your fancy or how you decorated your house.
Heh. Halloween. I loved Halloween as a kid. And also as a mom. There is nothing like dressing yourself up (or your kid) and begging for candy from strangers.

I haven't dressed up myself in awhile, although I have gone to a couple of pretty amazing Halloween theme parties over the years. There are no photos of those, but I will say that one -- a "Young Frankenstein" party in October 2000 -- was instrumental in the meeting-Wonderhubby story.

I was dressed as a horse for that party. (If you recall, every time anyone said "Frau Blucher" in that movie, the horses neighed. I'm so clever! But not so clever that I could find the photos from that event.)

It was someone at that party who suggested my girlfriend and I karaoke at the Mexican restaurant where Wonderhubby and I ultimately connected.

Anyway, I'm getting a little far afield from the challenge here. So let's get back to me and Halloween.

I don't have a costume for this year. I don't intend to have a costume this year. But that doesn't mean I wasn't absolutely adorable in the past.

Going with the dorky before the adorable, though, we have this peek into my past. When I was 10, I went to a Halloween party where we were supposed to dress up the way we thought we would look 20 years in the future.

For some reason, in 1963, I seemed to believe that I would be a martian in 1983.

Um, yeah. Dork patrol, anyone? (For the record, in 1983, I was busy gestating my second child. I didn't look anything like this. Nor did I have antennae.)

Moving on -- or more like moving back -- to when I was 5.

NOW we're talking adorable. Even my husband, who laughed himself SICK at the martian photo, agreed that I was a precious princess.

That's all I got here. Don't forget to check out the rest of the costumed crowd for Fun Monday.

28 comments:

Pamela said...

Hey.. I guess I could put a raisin in my belly button and .. oh never mind. ha ha

Hey, what cute photos. And I understand how we thought in 1963. Remember how 2000 seemed like a time so far in the future that it would never happen?

Heather said...

Okay, the martian picture is priceless! I thought we'd have flying cars by now!

SgtSudsWife said...

The martian picture is great but I LOVE the princess picture.You were so freakin cute.

karisma said...

Awww very cute!

Hootin' Anni said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh, so sweet.

[I'm laughing at Pamela's comment on the raisin....I won't go any further with that tho.]

My costume this year, in all my glory, is posted for Fun Monday....

::::witch's cackle::::

Sayre said...

I LOVE the "Martian" picture! Guess things didn't exactly work out like that though, did it???

Love the pictures! Thanks for participating!

Lala said...

Ah the martian... don't we all have one of those costumes we'd like to forget? Yours is so Judy Jetson though. Great post!

Burgh Baby said...

You so cute! If you think about it, your martian costume was pretty close to some of the bad 80's clothing styles. Really.

I was just thinking about the fact that I have ZERO photos of me in costume. Dude, I have dressed up almost every year of my life, and I have nothing to show for it! This is soooo wrong.

{i}Post said...

Love the photos! Too cute. The martian rocks!

Kristi said...

I love that you thought you would be a martian in 1983! That is so awesome.

Where are those flying cars that I thought we'd have by now? Plus, I don't own even 1 silver jumpsuit.

Janet said...

OMG you are TINY!!!

nikki said...

The graphic designer in me wants to take your princess pictures and start adding color to just you and leaving the background black & white. It is a fantastic picture.

Janet said...

Somehow Mom never took pictures of us on Halloween. Which is pretty odd because there are LOTS of pictures of us as kids. Of course, I only remember those flammable nylon costumes with the plastic masks. Cut holes in a sheet for a ghost? Sacrilege!!! The Halloween I remember most vividly was when I was 7 and we knocked on our neighbors door and I was suddenly face to face - literally - with one of their Irish wolfhounds. Beautiful gentle dogs, but it was a bit unnerving to be eye to eye with them. And I was a pretty tall 7-year-old. Once I "grew up" I started dressing up in some pretty elaborate costumes: cats with full makeup, a 20s flapper. I made M&M costumes one year for me and my ex-husband (plain and peanut - you get it). The Mountain Man and I like to dress up as a theme, as you may remember from my 100 things post. The last time I actually dressed up was when I was 7-months pregnant with the Queen. I died a white sweatshirt orange and created a jack-olantern face. I even made a little cap with the leaves and stem.I was the biggest jack-o-lantern ever. Last year we wrapped 2 rolls of blue ribbon all over the Mountain Man so he could be "Tangled Up in Blue." I did something but I can't even remember what it was. Ok, that's enough taking up comment space.

Burfica said...

my mom always dressed me up as an old homeless bag lady. ALWAYS.

I did a punk rocker once for a middle school dance. Then one year I decided I would NOT dress up, and everyone kept telling me "cool biker outfit" *sigh* I was wearing my regular clothes. lol

Every year I try to talk my son and his friend into going as a booger and a finger, and I'll make the costumes, but they refuse. Dangit!!!!

Tiggerlane said...

OMG...I had to laugh at "Judy Jetson" there...but the princess totally redeems you.

However, I wish I had photos of you karaoking. In a horse costume.

Suzanne said...

I have not one picture of me in a Halloween costume. That may explain why I make a point of taking pictures of the kids in their costumes each year.

As for the Meeting Wonderhubby story, I am quite impressed that he sings that song in range (and he's got good taste).

You look adorable as a princess!

melanie said...

That princess picture is adorable!! The martian picture- hilarious!

http://anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

Oh, my goodness!! It's Janet Jetson. And, you were a damn cute princess, honey.

Molly said...

I think that you are adorable in both photos.

Karen said...

You've gotta give people warnings before posting pictures that will induce peeing in the pants.

Rachel said...

How precious were you in the 2nd photo.

the first one.. ummmm :-) You were still cute, but Janet. Dude, really? :-) LMAO!
;-)

Kelley said...

*snigger* you look hilarious.

But the princess was a look into the future. You are a princess now. Thank God you ain't an alien, eh?

VDog said...

oh mah gosh!! Too cute! wow!

what a blast from the past - LOOOOVE what you thought a Martian would look like! too much!

Sandcastle Momma said...

I have to agree with everyone else - that martian picture is hysterical! Love it!

Jo Beaufoix said...

Ahhh you were adorable at 5 and you looked so grown up at 10. My kids will be dressing up this year but just as cute witches. :D

And I love the Roo Girl's 'Oh my Cullen', hee hee, that is hilarious.

Eternal Sunshine said...

I love both of those costumes!!

I pulled my photo album Sunday and looked at my old Halloween costumes. Need to find a scanner, so that I can put them on the computer!!

Trannyhead said...

I love that effing movie.

As for the costumes - I looked like that in the 1980's. I don't know about you, but that's totally accurate.

Jaina said...

Those are great pictures. :)

 
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