Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Ghosts of Halloween Past

I've been a bad blogger--the flu really knocked me out--but I'm back just in time for a good old fashioned Halloween post.

I've mentioned before my love for all things October 31st. Don't know how or why it started, but I have what some call an unhealthy obsession with this holiday. To that I say, what could possibly be wrong with a day when you get to dress up, demand candy from strangers, and it's considered cute?

Admittedly, I trick-or-treated until I was in 9th grade. I tried to dress up as a baby, but that wasn't fooling anyone and I got some nasty sneers from people who opened their door expecting cute princesses or ninjas, only to find a 5'5" high school freshman standing on their doorstep.

College came and it was like being a kid again; parties galore and more opportunities to dress up...this time with much different "treats." I am fortunate enough to have some very theme-oriented friends, so Halloween was like the Superbowl of parties.

I met Mike in 2004, two years into college. I thought it might be a laugh to look back at some of the costumes we sported over the years (ok, that I've sported) on this, the most spookiest/awesome of holidays:

2005: We were going for the "Moulin Rouge" girls look, but everyone that night kept asking us if we were hookers. Ironically enough, if you look over my shoulder you can see a sign that says "Absolutely No Solicitation." Halloween Hilarity.

2004: I think this picture was actually taken at an 80's party, but I'm sure Mike sported this costume again for some Halloween party. I'm also pretty sure I'm going to get in trouble for posting this picture. But it's just pure gold.

2006: I had always wanted to be Wonder Woman, so I bit the bullet and spent the money on the costume that year...totally worth it! Me and Superwoman actually almost won a costume contest at the bar that night. I was out until 4:00 am and was back at work at 7:30 am. Oh, to be young again.
Same year, but the next night. This picture was taken late into the night. Mike went as a Red Sox fan (big stretch, I know.) Look how cute we are....aww.

2007: My genius idea was to go as a "Las Vegas Bride." I thought this was going to be hilarious, and everyone would be in awe of me. I had poker chips glued to my veil, a bouquet filled with cards and dice; every element covered. Worst costume ever. No one got it. I ended up looking like a hooker (again). Let's hope the next time I dress up as a bride the results are a little better!

2008: Mike got out of work early just so we could go out on the town on Halloween (what a guy!) I told him he should go as the Hamburglar (I always have great ideas for OTHER people) and I wanted to be Grimace. It didn't work out for me, but he looked great. He got compliments all night long. I ended up going as candy corn, which was cute, but not the same effect.
2009: We will probably stay in, hand out candy at the house and dress up as the couple that just bought a house, is getting married next year and therefore has no money.

Happy Halloween!


  1. Hmmm...I think the girls at the Moulin Rouge ARE hookers, so I'd say your costume worked out quite well! ;-)

  2. I agree with "mummy" up there ;) But HANDS down to the Hamburgerler costume. He could wear that and give out candy this year??? You could go as "small fry." ;)

  3. Haha small fry; hilarious!

    I think the only thing left of his costume is a single burger that is taped to the fridge in the apartment!

  4. OK then with that you can be a happy meal!! Listen you can make this work and be the best new neighbors on the block!!! PS buy some good candy!

  5. We bought our candy was so expensive but totally worth it!


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