Happy Halloween

Who misses the good old days of “fun” masks that were creepier than some of the creepy masks of today?

Here’s me, as a plastic-faced princess and my brother as Darth Vader.    (I’m pretty certain that I probably insisted on this horrible costume, because my mom made some pretty awesome costumes back in the day…)

Faces are hidden to protect the innocent!
Faces are hidden to protect the innocent!

 

Here’s me, in a much better costume, sewn by the great seamstresses in my life (mom and grandma), and the photo that inspired my Facebook feed to go “Holy cow, Maura looks JUST like you did!”

 

Me, back in the day
Me, back in the day

 

Also note that each costume came with a coordinating jacket underneath.  I grew up in Chicago.  The Warm Costume was necessary.  Any Halloween it didn’t snow on us was a good one!

 

 

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