Growing up, my mother crafted some of the finest Halloween costumes I’ve ever seen. Even today I’m incredibly impressed every time I look at old pictures. She definitely spoiled me. I never had a store-bought costume. Whether it be an astronaut, police officer or iPod, my mom would lovingly build a stellar costume for me each year.
It was only natural that once I was on my own, I just couldn’t be satisfied with a store-bought costume. Over my college and post-college days I’ve fashioned my Halloween costume myself. I just can’t bring myself to buy a ready-made costume. Over the years I’ve managed to pull together some cool ones like Indiana Jones, a hobo, Steve Jobs and one of my all-time favorites, Quailman.
This year Abby and I decided it was time we do a couple costume. We’d toyed with the idea before but it never came together. This year we finally committed to it and are in the process of creating our own cave-people costumes. I’m very excited (and a little scared) to see how they turn out. I’ll be posting pictures of the final outcome when they are finished. Until then, enjoy these photos of my former costumes…
I had wanted to be Steve Jobs for many, many years. It should have been easy but finding a black turtle neck is harder than you’d think. I finally tracked one down and saved it for months waiting for Halloween. Funny enough, my first iPhone arrive a week before Halloween.
In 2010, Abby and I both came up with 90s cartoon costumes. I was Quailman (aka Doug Funny’s alter ego) and she was Daria.
Abby is a Jolly Green Girl (play on the giant of course) and I’m a drunken hobo. I had a blast staying in character all night.
Indiana Jones, complete with whip. This was also a really fun one.
This classic is from all the way back in high school. I had recently gotten my first iPod (a 3rd generation) and my mom helped me craft a really cool costume.
That’s all I have for now, someday I’ll have to scan all of my childhood costumes. They were really great. Thanks, Mom!