Halloween is my favourite festival of the year. There is something magical and mysterious about donning a costume, painting your face and taking on a whole other persona; it’s the only time where we can pretend to be someone or something else without ridicule. Most of my childhood I spent in costume, whether it was for a dance recital, a soccer game or just playing around the house with face paints; it was truly a magical childhood.
Follow me on a voyage down Halloween lane.
(click on any image to view in a spooky slideshow.)
Happy Halloween from Jennifer Avventura.
Do you celebrate Halloween? What are some of your customs?
What happy memories Jennifer 🙂 Hope you had a fun Halloween!
Fun costumes! 🙂
Gorgeous costumes, Jennifer. Happy Halloween to you too. 🙂
These are such classics! In a departure from the typical fairy princess elementary school girl costume, I dressed as Evil Kneivel (sp?) the daredevil, decorating my bike with red, white and blue streamers since my motorcycle was in the shop :-). I remember everything from a witch, to a gypsy, to a 50’s sock hop dancer. I just went through some of my boys old pics, since they don’t dress up too often anymore as teens — when they were younger I sewed their costumes many times, including a dinosaur, a wizard and a polar fleece bumblebee (essential for some of those cold MN Halloween nights!) — thanks for the walk down memory lane ~ Kat
I’m glad you like it! My Mom also made most of my costumes – one year I went as French fries!
I just had my first trick or treater ever here in Shanghai! She was dressed like a witch. Luckily I had a little chocolate in the house. My favorite costume growing up was my Carebear costume.
Im pretty sure I went as a Carebear one year! The Carebear count down … 😉
These are AWESOME!!! I love the circa 1978 one the best though!!!! 🙂 If only my parents didn’t have all their photos on slides! I would do the same post! I think of all those homemade costumes. My favorite was being a gypsy and wearing all my moms clothes! My kids are super excited about Halloween tonight. It is a full moon too! Should be fun! 🙂
Fun! I LOVE Halloween too! I love dressing up and all the spooky decorations and anything and everything that is pumpkin-flavored. Thanks for sharing your pix with us!
My pleasure! I wish it were more celebrated here. Ill be heading down to the community center later today to see the young kids all dressed up! 🙂
Thanks for the memories, Jen
I do miss celebrating. don’t see much trick or treating in London. Not much celebrating either.
Same here in Sardinia. Tonight there is a little party in the community center for the young kids with pizza and pop! I’ll be there!