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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Halloween... Back in the Day

This is a picture of me taken on Halloween 1975, when I was four (the same age Madison is now)! I remembered this picture when Vegas Princess had guessed I might be Jeannie from the old TV show I Dream of Jeannie this year. My Mom made this costume herself, and the coolest part I remember is my headdress - she took a butter dish and decorated it with sequins and such, as well as the veil around my face, as you see above - she was always pretty clever and imaginative when making my costumes or my clothes. I don't remember a whole lot about that night other than her trying to stuff all my hair through a hole in the top of that hat, all that hair you see a hint of there was really mine! We lived in Hawaii back then, so you can imagine how warm a night Halloween was there, as opposed to so many other places in the U.S.

So... Internet... I challenge you to post an old Halloween picture of yourself. It doesn't have to be from childhood, maybe your favorite costume was from your teens, mid-30's... whenever!

8 comments:

jiggins said...

oK.. SERIOUSLY.. that is AWESOME! hahah.. I love that.. cool pic to have of when you were a kid!

Angi said...

I have no memories really of dressing up for any Halloween but one when I wore one of my mom's old dresses from the 60's. I have virtually no pictures from my childhood - but I can tell you think Madonna's white frilly dress in Like a Virgin - in fact I think it was around the same timeframe that I wore it. I hated Halloween as a kid. I remember my brother always dressing up as a KISS member - the drummer, but I only recall wearing a costume that one time.
Since living here I can say I have worn a costume the last 2 years and already have all ours picked out for this year....and we have been trick or treating every year but her 1st year.

Nik said...

The picture is cool and your mom is awesome. That costume is brilliant. I couldn't help but notice how much Madison looks like you did at this age. I'll see if I can find any Halloween pix, not too sure any exist, except the ones from 2 years ago.

Fred said...

You were too cute. Your mom did a great job!

Here are a few of mine.

JoeinVegas said...

What are you dressing up like this year? If you do a redo of Jeannie please post the pics.

Angi said...

I stumbled across a pic of the only Halloween I remember dressing up. I posted it, so go check it out. Circa 85 I think.

Vegas Princess said...

I can't get over how much Madison looks exactly like you! I had to look twice because I thought it was her (taken with a really old camera :) What a cute pic! I don't think I have any old Halloween pictures of myself. They are all at my parents house in MA.

An80sNut said...

I'm still waiting for my mother to fork over my family photos. All my siblings have theirs. I must have broke a camera or two and she didn't tell me. But, I'm sure there has to be at least a Halloween pic in there, right. Very very cool genie!