Thursday, October 20, 2011


This it today's topic for our Thursday blog project.  The topic is Halloween. 

When I was a kid I loved Halloween.  The excitement of being something different than normal.  I would spend months dreaming up the perfect costume.  In all honesty, I don't remember what I wanted to be anymore, but I am confident I did not want to be a gypsy every year.  Every year my mother would dress me up as a gypsy.

I would wear a Foley skirt, a scarf in my hair and a bunch of my mom's costume jewelry.  While I don't remember what my dreams were, I do know that I was disappointed every year when I would ask my mom to make me a special costume, just like my friend's parents did.  I would have even settled for a store bought one.  (Funny, my kids would not be caught dead in a handmade costume now.)

One year, I was probably in 4th or 5th grade, I was sick and tired of having my costume dreams dashed, so I dreamt up a costume that I could make.  I was snoopy. Here was the plan, I would wear my white jeans.  (Never said I was a fashion diva.)  My mom said I could paint a black spot on the back of a white shirt.  I would use the white face makeup that my brother had from an old Halloween costume to paint my face white and use my mom's eyeliner for a black nose.  My hair in pigtails for the ears and a tail out of felt.  I worked all the details out, my mom could not say no.

This would be a good place to say my mom did say no, and that I had all sorts of childhood angst about this issue.  But, I really didn't have that sort of childhood.  She wasn't down with me using her eyeliner, so she bought me some black face makeup to use. 

I was over the moon excited that I finally had a cool costume.  I was so proud of the idea, the fact that I made it and it all came together.  I wish I had a picture. 

EVERY single house I went to, not one person had any idea what I was.  NO ONE.  Not a single freakin' person figured it out.  House after house after house, I explained what I was.  In the beginning I went through the whole story about how I concocted the idea.  By the end, I just answered the question, took my candy and moved on.

After that, I was a gypsy. 

Want to see what the other ladies have to say about Halloween?  Check them out at Froggie, Momarock, Merrylandgirl.


  1. LOL!!! This made me laugh!!!! Great story!

  2. love it! i wish you did have a picture of your costume too. kudos on being creative!