What’s Been Your Favorite Costume?

Happy Halloween, everybody! I thought I’d take some time today to think back on the various costumes I’ve worn over the years, and to ask you which ones you’ve worn that you’ve really liked.

For me, I’m not really a huge dresser upper. In fact, I’ll be impressed if I can remember more than a handful of costumes as I do this exercise. But hey. It’s worth a shot, right? I don’t have a political post in me today, despite all the political news flying around. It’s Halloween. I’m taking a break. So without further ado, here we go:

  • Eeyore. I believe I’ve blogged about this before, but I have a big full-size Eeyore costume my mom got me probably about . . . 18 years ago? I’m not honestly sure. But I wear it from time to time, and it’s my go-to lazy costume. It’s a nice one, bought from the Disney Store, as I recall. Just put it on like a jump suit and you’re good to go. As an added bonus, it’s really large, so I can wear it over my coat and warm pants, which comes in handy some Halloweens out here in Maine. But I don’t wear it every year, because I don’t want people to get too tired of seeing me in it.
  • Yoda. This is the first costume I can remember wearing for Halloween. I loved it, even though it was just a plastic mask and a plastic smock. Straight from a box. But come on. Yoda? It doesn’t get cooler than that.
  • Clown. Not a scary clown. Just a clown. Red nose. Colored wig. Big bow tie. Done. (Are you sensing a theme?)
  • Draco Malfoy. Brandon Sanderson hosted a Harry Potter murder mystery party way back in the day. One which he had written in his spare time. (This sounds like an awesome charity event or something now. Back then, it was just friends getting together to do something cool.) Denisa was Pansy Parkinson. I was Draco. This one I actually worked at some. We made Slytherin patches, got cloaks, and made green and silver ties for us both to wear. I didn’t look anything like Draco from the movies, though. Didn’t dye my hair anything. But it was fun.
  • Ralph, from Groundhog Day. Come to think of it, I wrote a murder mystery of my own based around Groundhog Day a few years ago. Who killed Ned Ryerson? I was Ralph. Denisa was Mrs. Lancaster. It was a pretty easy costume. Just wear a hat with ear flaps and some plaid. Done. That was a fun party.
  • Ernie from Sesame Street. I’ve seen pictures of this one. My mom made a Bert and Ernie costume for my brother and me. But I don’t remember actually wearing it. Just too young.

And . . . that’s it. Those are all the costumes I can remember. I think I might have been a vampire at some point. I remember face paint and pointed glow in the dark teeth. But it’s too hazy to be sure. I’ve thrown on a Yankees jersey from time to time to make a half-hearted attempt to at least be dressed up as something. But I can’t honestly remember any other costumes I’ve worn. There must have been others.

I’m always impressed by the outfits people come up with, but I just have never been one to make them myself. How about you? Anything you’re particularly proud of? Please share!

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