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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloweens of Yesteryear: 2006

Since I want to remain in denial about it being NOVEMBER and about the likelihood that the next time I go shopping there may be CHRISTMAS MUSIC playing, I'm going to linger here at Halloween for a while. You're welcome to join me.

The only Halloween costume pictures I could find from 2006 were these of Princess Jane in one of her dress-ups, which I'm guessing means that we did the sane thing and outfitted the kids out of the costume box that year. We could do that every year, because heaven knows, our costume box overfloweth. My neighbor has figured out that she can save a lot of money at Halloween by giving me a call before hitting the stores. This year we costumed 4 different kids outside of our family from stuff on hand, and could easily have done more.

I love costumes with a love that is deep and true.

Maybe you've picked up on that.

The cape was a birthday sewing project from one year, the dress from another. Oh, and the blue brocade was left over from my wedding, so that's kind of cool. The muff was made by Peter's talented mom, and accompanied a blue velvet dress with matching white fur trim. I would have died for that outfit when I was a child. I can distinctly remember a time when my dearest wish was to own a white fur muff. The tiara was the result of a period of time when I scoured ebay for cheap deals on real rhinestone tiaras, thinking that as a child, it would have meant worlds to me to have a chance to wear a "real crown." I wound up finding a couple of them and we keep them up high, for special occasions. For everyday wear, we've always had a purple plastic tiara or two on hand, suitable for trips to the store, the library, etc.

Based on the photos above, can you guess whether Jane enjoys posing for pictures?

She's come a long way since the days when this was her favorite camera face:

Her love of self-styled exotic hairdos continues.


Betsy said...

I'm loving this.

Anonymous said...

She's oh-so-lovely.

I'm going to try to remember about your costume box before I expend any effort next year. (Got any ninja hoods?)

I remember owning a muff, possibly even a white fluffy one. It must have gone missing before you got a turn with it.

Stephen said...

She's an awesome poser. And you're an awesome exposer.

Shane's Angie said...

Alas! Another costume consumer! I could shop all year round for my Halloween costumes...actually I do! I hit Savers every once in a while in hopes of that one of a kind, amazing piece. I usually end up with weird odds and ends that I hot glue together, but I love the process none the less!