Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Hey guys! Happy Halloween! Since one of my favorite thing about Halloween is remembering how fun it was as a kid, I thought I'd share some of my favorite costumes from my childhood with you today.
This one is from the first year I dressed up for Halloween. I'm 2 here, and rocking a prettttty cool butterfly costume. My sister's sunflower costume totally kills me. It's so good! Nice one, Mom and Dad!
At age 3, couldn't decide if I wanted to be a fairy or a princess, so I was a fairy princess! Awesome. Can ya'll tell how pumped I was to have curly hair and be wearing a poofy dress AND a crown? Woah.
This is from the year 101 Dalmatians was re-released (1991, I was 4), and I was obsessed. I had a dalmatian themed birthday party and everything, so I was obviously going to be a dalmatian for Halloween! I love how totally early 90s our footwear is here.
Then my sister and I were both really dorky looking cats, which was pretty awesome.
And then, in the 3rd grade, I got reaaaaal nerdy and was the Kool-aid man. Oh yea (ha!). It happened. It was also like, the windiest Halloween ever, so that costume really worked against me!
For good measure, here's a picture of me with my trick-or-treating haul. Sugar fiend for life!
And last but not least, 1 year-old me crying. This picture cracks me up! My sister is so dang cute and happy in her princess costume, and I'm crying my damn eyes out. My best guess is that I was jealous I didn't get to dress up! Haha!

I think my favorite thing about looking at these photos is seeing how much work my parents did to help my sister and I create our dream costumes. Whether we wanted to be a princess or a sunflower, a butterfly or the Kool-aid Man, Mom and Dad made it happen. They painted butterfly wings two years in a row, cut out felt dots to glue to a white sweatshirt, and even cut out and painted giant pieces of cardboard to help my sister and I have costumes that we totally loved. 


These memories really make me think about my family and how much fun we have together and how much we love each other. I think that's one of the things I love most about Halloween! Ya know, that and candy. Ha!


Do you guys have any favorite costumes you dressed up in? Any favorite Halloween memories?


I hope you all have a happy Halloween!


Til next time!


-Becca

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40 comments:

  1. So cute! I hope if I ever have kids, I help them with their costumes and put as much love into it as your parents did!

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  2. Oh, so cute! I actually have a Halloween picture somewhere of me and two of my sisters--the youngest of which is just bawling her eyes out. But, then again, she's bawling in most pictures we have of her as a kid. She was a very emotional creature haha.

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    1. That sounds amazing! I was also a very emotional creature (still am, I suppose!), and I wish there were more pictures like that. I think they're hilarious!

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  3. Those photos are too cute! I think it's great how our parents put so much effort into helping us find or make the perfect costume for Halloween. My favorite costume growing up was Snow White, my parents did such a great job putting it together, if only I could find pictures!

    Melissa
    theblushingdreamer.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Melissa! I agree. That costume sounds amazing! I hope you find some photos!

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  4. SO cute! I love that you shared these! :D That first one is my favorite. Thank you for linking up and Happy Halloween!

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    1. Thank you! Happy Halloween to you, too!

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  5. Wow, you're outfits look so great! Your mum and dad are very creative! I really love those pictures!

    Sofie x
    Little green Sofie

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    1. Thanks, Sofie! They sure do good work!

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  6. SO CUTE! love this little walk down memory lane

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    1. Thanks, Juni! I had a blast going through the old photos to find these!

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  7. Oh my gosh this is the cutest post!!! I LOVE seeing your Halloween child photos and awww bless in that last photo. Your sister looks adorable and you just look so sad. How cute. Halloween is always a trip down memory lane, I can't help but be reminded of Halloweens past every year it comes around. XX

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    1. Thank you so much, Laila! I agree! That's the best part!

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  8. Well, this is just about the cutest thing I've ever seen. The coolaid man costume is THE BEST. I think you should do that again...
    xo
    Katie

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    1. Thanks lady. As far as the Kool-aid man.... we'll see. Haha!

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  9. These are all so stinkin' adorable!! I'm glad you shared them :) Love the Kool Aid combo!

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  10. awwww! cutest pictures ever! Love the kool-aid and adorable pink ballerina outfit :) xx Happy Halloweeeeeeeeeen :O

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  11. My favorite Halloween of all time was when my sister and I went out as black cats. I loved trick or treating with your mom who is also my sister <3 Love, Aunt Beth

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    1. That sounds like lots of fun! Love you!

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  12. As you know, Becca, first I started laughing when I saw these photos and your comments about them, and then I started crying when I read your incredibly sweet words regarding Dad and me. We had so much fun making those costumes, but what stands out most in my mind is how delighted and thrilled you both were to get all dressed up and be a beautiful princess or a black cat--or even a Kool-Aid Pitcher!--for the evening. Your faces just glowed. Oh, and I enjoyed sharing your candy, too! XOXO

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    1. Aw, shucks. You're the best! Love you!

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  13. Hi Becca, These pics and your comments are really a delight! Mom and I sure had a lot of fun putting together costumes with you kids based on the ideas you both would dream up. It was sure fun to walk around with you on Halloween night too! You continue to be brimming with creative ideas as your blog shows! Love you!

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    1. Aw shucks! You are the best! You and mom made Halloween so much fun when I was little! And fun now with our pumpkin carving! Love you!

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  14. Happy Halloween to you too :) I love all of these photos, they have that special childhood atmosphere about them and I think I can tell, how excited you guys were. The costumes in the first photo are my are my favorites - how can they not be when one of them is a sunflower?? Such a great idea :)

    /Cindi

    http://cherriesandsunflowers.blogspot.com/

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    1. Aw, thank you! Isn't that sunflower costume amazing?

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  15. Haha I love this! Homemade costumes are the best. I think the Cool-Aid man might be my favoirte. Oh yeah!

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  16. That fairy princess picture is CLASSIC! I can still remember you so distinctly at that age.

    *squeeze*

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    1. Thanks, cousin! It was a fun one!

      XOXO

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  17. I love this! So fun to look back on the funny and cute costumes from the 90's :) Makes me want to break out my childhood Halloween photos..
    Thanks for linking up! :)
    Jessi
    http://haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Jessi! Oh man, I'd love to see some of your childhood Halloween costumes. I bet they were amazing!

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  18. This is too adorable! You're lucky you have these photos! I don't have any photos of me when I was younger & my husband lost all his photos in a house fire! :(

    ♥ Brittney @ True Vintage Love
    www.truevintagelove.com

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    1. Oh no!!!! That's awful! Well, I bet you'll get lots of good photos of your new little one to make up for it!

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  19. These family photos are the CUTEST! My favorite costume as a child was my Madeline outfit-- I even had 11 little girlfriends dress up with me and we formed two lines just like the 12 Madeline girls!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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    1. Thanks, Hannah! That sounds SO amazing! I bet everyone who saw you guys just died at how cute you were!

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