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Halloween is here. I am a huge lover of Halloween although I admit I have not gotten dressed up in a few years due to the fall always being a busy time for me. It's a little depressing for me. Hopefully next year I'll get back in the swing of dressing up.

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Growing up, I was never one who wanted to buy a costume for Halloween. Costumes were to be made from ingenuity and creativity. I dressed up as everything from Smarmy, Obnoxious Lawyer to Mr. Cellophane (don't ask). I tried as much as I could to use stuff I had around my house. Each of the three costumes comes from a different period of my life.

The first costume comes from when I was in 6th grade. Every year our elementary/jr. high school (grades 4-8 in one school) had a Halloween Fun Run to raise money for charity which included a costume contest. In order to eligible for the contest, you had to run in your costume. I am still not sure how I came up with the idea for this costume, but I thought it was brilliant. I went as my house.

We bought a white cardboard box and designed it to look like the outside of my house. The top and bottom of the box were used to make a roof hat and straps were attached to the box so I could wear it. It was huge and very awkward to run in. I cut rectangles and put plastic in them for windows. I cut a door that could open and close. Put two mailboxes like we have on our house and the numbers as they are written. I even added a working doorbell to the front. I was sure it would win best costume.

Unfortunately it was only worth second place. The winner was a girl who wore a circular shower curtain with a shower head attached. I guess time and effort didn't go into the determination.

As a junior in high school, I came up with the most ridiculous idea for a costume I have ever had. As a lover of Inspector Gadget and the Mega Man video games, I decided my costume that year would be Gadget Man. The concept was simple and absolutely ridiculous. I took an old shirt and duct taped hangers onto it. From the hangers, I hung all sorts of household items with strings. Everything from hammers and screwdrivers to spatulas and ladles to staplers and pencils/pens. The costume was heavy and hurt as I moved, but damn was it cool. Well, at least in my mind.

In college, I came up with an ingenious costume once after I got sick that so many of my classmates, especially the female ones, coming into class in pajama bottoms. I decided I would go as sleep (yes, a verb). I turned my light gray sweatshirt and sweatpants inside out, wore my lamb wool slippers and covered my face in white make-up with black circles around my eyes. I took it the extra step by not showering that day. I did put on deodorant though.

These are my three favorite costumes. Share with us in the comments what are your favorite costumes and have a Happy Halloween everyone!!!!

January 1, 2013

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