(AKA Halloween, if you're confused.)
I'm afraid the blogging world may disown me for the following statement, but I'll say it anyway- I haven't dressed up for Halloween since 2009.
Go ahead and think less of me, it's okay.
My last year trick-or-treating was 7th grade, 2000. I wasn't planning on going but one of my best friends had the idea for us to be a crab. That's right- 2 people as 1 crab. It was sort of like a 3 legged race. Hilarious. Unfortunately, I don't have a single picture.
The next year I collected change for UNICEF. My neighbors thought I was such a nice kid that they gave me candy anyway.
Skip to my sophomore year in college, 2007. My school didn't have a huge Halloween bash since we were a small school and only an hour and a half from Ohio University and 10 minutes from Ohio State. But my sorority went trick-or-treating for cans to send to a local food bank. Again, people thought we were so sweet that we got candy in addition to non-perishables. I decided in order to save money, I would bust out my 6th grade genie costume. I reached my max height fairly early in life, so I figured it would fit. And my 19-year-old self had better abs than my 12-year-old self, too.
Now to my senior year of college and my favorite Halloween costume ever.
JD was my Hugh Hefner and my other roommates were a tool and basketball players. The last roommate was missing from the picture, which is a shame since he was a scuba diver...in full gear.
I put together this costume myself. Nothing was handmade, but none of the parts came together, which is DIY by my standards.
I still have that corset, but am fairly sure it will never fit again.
Now, I haven't been in costume since that year, but in 2010 I made a pretty sweet jack-o-lantern.
Happy Halloween to all!