Sunday, October 30, 2011
The Evolution of My Halloween Costume
My Halloween costume for this year: Fantastic Mr. Fox.
Mrs. Fox: You know, you really are... fantastic.
Mr. Fox: I try.
Happy (almost) Halloween! In celebration of (in my opinion) the most fun holiday of the year, I've rounded up all the photos of Halloween costumes I could find from recent years. #EmbarrassingPicturesAhead
2010 Costume #1: Bob Dylan from Subterranean Homesick Blues.
2010 Costume #2: Unicorn. (When Halloween falls on a weekend in college, you dress up twice.)
Surprisingly, dancing unicorns in furry onesies don't get the kindest attention at frat parties. Who could've guessed?
2009 Costume #1: Fidel and Raul Castro.
(This was for a Spanish class presentation on Cuba that happened to fall on Halloween.)
2009 Costume #2: Owls.
Perhaps my favorite costume of all time. We found these little guys in a Value Village in Canada. Because owls are a symbol of our sorority, the owls were quite a hit. **And owl costumes always are great for things like Greek Week festivities... and Harry Potter premieres.
Also one of my best face paint jobs. Give this type of face paint job a few hours in a sweaty fraternity basement dance party and you graduate from weird-looking owl to serious frat boy repellant.
2008 Costume: Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI. Note the bleeding red marker-drawn lines around our necks.
2007 Costume: Bug
Definitely my lamest costume in recent years, but I did wear this costume to class all day. (I was a freshman, obviously.) This was a day when I realized that college is very different from high school and people don't wear their Halloween costumes to class. Lesson learned.
Circa 2005: Clown. Yes I did spend 100% more time on my costume than my friends. And yes I have seen the movie "It." The resemblance is only now striking me.
Early Years: Minnie Mouse.
I've always taken Halloween seriously. :)