Halloween is one of my favorite holidays — it normally hits during perfect fall weather (save the one year in Pittsburgh when it SNOWED…) and I love a good costume. I was lucky, too, that my mom was really craft-y when I was growing up, so I had a TON of really awesome at-least-partially-homemade costumes.
Unfortunately, since this was pre-digital camera, I don’t have a lot of them scanned into my laptop yet (especially now that the photos are living in boxes aaaallll the way in North Carolina). Still:
Jaclyn’s Halloween Quick Hits!
Early on, there was a little less homemade, and more of an emphasis on “the classics”. Exhibit A, above, The Pumpkin! At a Halloween party in the townhouse neighborhood I lived in as a baby, with my old neighbor/BFF Alex, the bunny. Note his really awesome pumpkin flashlight, which I think I also had, because I remember loving it.
I really shined in elementary school — witches, clowns, black cats, and one year my best friend and I were jack-in-the-boxes that were made out of HUGE boxes and pretty freaking cool. The epitome of awesome though, had to have been the year that I somehow convinced all the girls in my neighborhood to band together and go as the 7 Dwarves (I’m Sleepy). We were even allowed to leave our assigned sections of the school Halloween parade (dictated by homeroom) and walk as a group. Pretty much my favorite Halloween ever.
…and I have no more scanned pictures of Halloween through school until college. So, COLLEGE! UNC-Chapel Hill (my alma matter) has one of the largest Halloween celebrations in the south. So big, it has it’s own Wikipedia entry. It’s crazy. But fun. I wasn’t always super theme-y with anyone, but junior year my best friend and I went as flowers, which was slightly different than the norm and pretty cute. It was cold, so we were more “cute” flowers than “sexy” flowers, but we were SPARKLY!
I was pretty excited about my Senior year Halloween though, because I had a ton of fun dressing up as Snow White, and we kind of inadvertently had a Disney theme going on, since after Anne-Marie and Abby decided to go as Dalmatians, Lauren came along as Cruella De Vil. It was also a major WIN because of these girls I met on Franklin Street:
The 7 Dwarves! Full circle from elementary school, complete.
I was lame and didn’t do anything last year, being new and hesitant to the LA Halloween scene, and have yet to come up with a decent idea for this year…But I still have a week! Anyone have any good ideas? Please leave them in the comments 🙂