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Monday, October 17, 2011

Merry Halloween! Costumes

I'm continuing my countdown to Halloween by creating a photo essay of past costumes I've worn.  Is your costume ready for this year?  What are you dressing as?

That's me on the right.  I think this is Halloween 1971.  I'm a Native American and my mom has clearly made me wear my blue plaid winter coat under my costume.  I'm surprised I'm not crying.

This is me dressed at Laura Ingalls for Halloween in 1976 or '77.  Someone asked me if I was Holly Hobbie and I got mad.  Duh--I'm Half-Pint!  And, yes, I watched Little House on the Prairie every week.  This photo recently appeared on the Trick-or-Treat Giveaway announcement on the Authors By Authors blog

I think this was Halloween 1982.  I'll tumble for ya.

On my way to a Halloween party, 2005-ish.  I'm Number 6 from the British TV drama The Prisoner.  This is my standard costume--I've worn it many, many times for Halloween.  I love Patrick McGoohan.  Here I'm with Groucho Marx.

In 2007, I set aside my Prisoner costume to be Victoria Barkley from The Big Valley--that's Barbara Stanwyck for you people who don't watch TV westerns.  At the party that evening, everyone repeatedly asked me if I was Annie Oakley.  How depressing!  Only Victoria Barkley can pull off wearing all black!  As you can tell, I still go to Halloween parties with Groucho :)

In 2009, I was dressed as Little Edie from the 1975 documentary movie Grey Gardens but I can't find a photo of it.  Mind you, I wore a scarf over my head and a tablecloth around my waist.  If you've seen this classic movie, you know that Little Edie is very stylish and a staunch character.  I also carried around a loaf of bread to feed raccoons.  I love that movie.

But last year, in 2010, I was the Miss Yvonne from Pee-Wee's Playhouse.  Check out another photo of me as Miss Yvonne on Wonderful Wonderblog.
Fellow blogger Erick at Wonderful Wonderblog is also counting down to Halloween.  Check out all his Halloween posts and then look him up again in December.  He also likes to write about fun Christmas stuff.

My costume for this year is already underway.  I don't want to spoil the surprise but I'm dressing up as a character from one of my favorite '80s movies.  Who are you dressing up as this year?