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31 Days of Halloween – Day 9

Day 9 – Best Costume You Have Ever Worn

My mother loves to sew, so as kids my brother and I had some seriously good costumes. None of that store-bought crap from Kmart that falls apart the same day you wear it. As a matter of fact, I think my mother may still have some of our old costumes packed away somewhere.

I’m not certain which one was the “best” costume. I can think of two that were my favorites off the top of my head. The first one was when I was Raggedy Ann and my brother was Andy. That was pretty cool. We didn’t always have compatible costumes, but we were seriously cute together that year.

The second was when I went as Princess Leia. I was a huge Star Wars fan back then and my middle name is Leah, so I felt a connection to her.

I wish I had the pictures of those costumes to share with you guys, but they are buried in storage somewhere and it would take months to even find them.

So, what was the best costume you ever wore? Please share your comments below. Thanks for reading!

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2 thoughts on “31 Days of Halloween – Day 9 Leave a comment

  1. My mom NEVER bought my costume. Either I made it, she made it, or I somehow compiled it from the things my friends had. Unfortunately, there were a few costumes that I just couldn’t pull off with our limited sewing skills and available time, ie. pioneer girl, colonial girl. However, the costume I’m most proud of is also the one that I get teased about the most. I was OBSESSED with the movie 1776 as a tween and since I couldn’t go as a colonial girl, I decided to go as Benjamin Franklin. The fact that this was “cross-dressing” never occurred to me. I had a colorful vest over a white turtleneck, and pinned a white handkerchiefs to the neck and wrists. Then I cut a pair of black stirrup pants off just below the knees to make knickerbockers, white trouser socks served as a thick hosiery, and I owned decent pair of plain, black flats for shoes. My friend had a three cornered, I already wore glasses, and at that point my hair was the same length seen in many Franklin portraits. Except that I was a girl dressed as a guy (and I still don’t get why that is such a big deal, especially for Halloween), it was pretty perfect.

    • I think that’s brilliant! Children get teased for such silly things sometimes. Nowadays nobody would even blink at a girl dressing up as a guy. Heck, most people don’t even blink when I guy dresses up as a girl. Especially on Halloween!

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