A magical trip down Halloween lane

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?

13 thoughts on “A magical trip down Halloween lane

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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! 🙂

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