I just read a post in which Dawn showed her children's Halloween costumes, and I thought her daughter's candy corn costume was adorable. It got me to thinking about some of my own favorite costumes, and I thought it would be fun to do a blog meme about them.
I'm going to describe three of my favorite all-time costumes. If you would like to do the same, just leave a comment telling me and I'll come read about yours.
My favorite costume as a child was when I dressed as Wee Willie Winkie:
Wee Willie Winkie runs through the town,
Upstairs and downstairs in his nightgown,
Tapping at the window and crying through the lock,
Are all the children in their beds, it's past eight o'clock?
I wore a nightshirt, a stocking cap, and carried a candle as we went trick or treating. None of the neighbors knew who I was supposed to be, but I still enjoyed it.
One Halloween when I was single, my room-mate and I gave a party, and we told our guests they had to come as something from the Bible. I dressed as a rainbow: red socks, purple tights, blue shorts, yellow top, rainbow striped clown wig, and rainbow stripes painted on my face by a friend. (My roommate Joyce went as a burnt sacrifice. She was all in black with soot on her face and a belt of sticks with construction paper flames.)
Another year, the same roommate and I were asked to a Halloween party given by one of my coworkers. We went as Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara. Joyce was six inches taller than me and probably 30 pounds heavier, but she had a Southern-belle-style bridesmade dress. So she wore that and I wore a brocade vest and blue suit coat I borrowed from my brother, and died my hair dark and painted on a Clark Gable mustache. My co-workers didn't even recognize and thought I was a very short man. (I'm not quite 5' 2").
I've always enjoyed costume parties. :-)