When I started thinking about costumes I have worn through the years, I was convinced that I have been very creative. However, after reviewing Halloweens past, I am not so sure about that (please see the cat below). Regardless, it is fun to reminisce. I only have photographic evidence of Halloweens 2005 and beyond, although I did have some killer costumes as a child. I recall a borrowed Chiquita Banana costume that was pretty bad-ass and something I would love to wear today.
Anyways, just for fun, let me present – ‘Snickie, Through the Years (In Costume).‘
I hit my creative Halloween low in 2008. An old dance costume, a tail, and a mask were purrfectly lame. I don’t even have any proper fuzzy ears. Sad.
Halloween 2009 is when I realized that as a busy working woman, I needed to plan ahead in order to be looking sharp for the Halloween holiday. This was the first year I ever ordered part of my costume on-line and I think I made a solid pick with the Kate Gosselin wig. She was at the height of her celebrity and general shenanigans. Other parts of the ensemble were from my personal collection. This was a well received costume. I did have a Jon with me, dressed in an Ed Hardy shirt, baseball cap, and shades.
After the success of my 2009 costume, I decided to go the wig route again in 2010 and ordered my Snookie wig well in advance of October 31st. I was worried the parties I attended would be littered with Snookies but I only came across one other. With my (homemade) bejeweled glasses, it was no competition. I am ‘around the shore-house’ casual Snookie in the above photo but I brought out some leopard print the next evening – in case you were questioning my authenticity.
Halloween 2011 was another success. Ben and I dressed as Captain America and Wonder Woman. Although my costume turned out slightly more revealing than anticipated, I was still happy with the end result. Ben made an impressive showing by putting together his costume from random clothing items, dollar store foam paper, and medical tape a mere hour before gametime. I also made a clutch decision by traveling to my parents’ house to retrieve my beloved childhood Felicity (of the American Girl Dolls) cape. Great thanks to the Pleasant Company for producing such a well made cape. It has far exceeded my expectations of usability beyond my younger years.
And so that concludes my Halloween story. Sort of randomly personal for Snickie but I do what I want around here.
Any favorite costumes past you would like the share? Please do!