Thursday, October 31, 2013

costume parade

Happy Halloweenie! This is only a partially recycled post, one that I believe is obligatory. Last year I organized a fairly awesome chronology of  the Halloween costumes my  kids have sported over the years, but I left you hanging by asking "what will tonight bring?" Today we solve the mystery of 2012, sort of. And even offer a bonus glimpse of what's cooking for tonight!


Ghosts of (some) Halloweens Past

It's times like this when I wish I was more like Ellie, with her neatly categorized photo albums available within arm's reach. My electronic photos are pretty well organized, at least since 2005 or so. But this morning's search for a legacy of Halloween fodder produced just one random early photo in an old flickr (formerly kodak gallery, formerly ofoto) album.

Look at my baby boy dressed up as enthusiastic elephant.  

Awwwww! Efalant.

Now imagine the next few years as a blur of cuteness in the form of Simba, a cougar, and various unfortunate disney characterizations... oh wait... Buzz and Woody:

2002? I'm pretty sure it wasn't even Halloween, but AWWWWWWW.

and then
2003 or 2004. The belly. the mugs. I die.
probably 2005 - Mimi made these costumes for them!
2006 - my girl had to decide between a white or a black unitard for this outfit. Once she chose, she announced to anyone who asked that she was dressed as "a black rock star."

2007. Inexplicable green hair.

2008 - commence dark years. Note the recycled cheerleader costume from last year!

2009. Awww? He won a trophy for that shit.

2010: fave.

2011- really pretty awesome. I spent an inordinate amount of time on her shoes, which you can't even see.
What will tonight bring????


Here is what that night brought:
2012. Now all your questions are answered?

Bonus... a preview of half the gang's getups for tonight's adventures:

rocking 2013, superhero style!
I've got to leave you with another cliffhanger...what will the boy be? Will he be anything at all? Check back in 2014


Me, You, or Ellie said...

Wow, such cuteness, such gore, such an exuberant efelant!

And, I know what you mean, Jacquie. Most people wish they could be more like me.

I respectfully request you recycle this *every* year; it's your job as a mom and a blogger to let us revisit this awesomeness every Halloween. Because it is pure awesome.

And speaking of awesome, you are the most adorable -- and fierce -- superhero I ever have seen.


Me, You, or Ellie said...

Um....thanks but you know that's not me, right?


Me, You, or Ellie said...

Um, no, I thought it was.

Okay. Strike that. Reverse.

Your *girl* is the most adorable -- and fierce -- superhero I ever have seen. And she kinda looks like you.


Beth said...

She does so much, right? I thought that on first pass too. I had to enlarge to verify it was Jacquie's mini me and not Jacquie her very self!!

Merrell was that same Efalant, years ago, guess we may have got it from you? Cracks me up every time I see this costume - on anybody. Interesting design ;)

Your boy may be the cutest vampire in the history of the world. (We all miss Mimi!) And he really rocks the geek look too. (But don't tell him I said so, I have a feeling that would not be much appreciated at this point in time.)

Your girl is always too cute. Cannot decide which one is my favorite....I do really like that hippy and that superhero though! It's not every one (anyone?) who gets cuter as the years go by...once they loose that itty bitty person cuteness ;)

Fun post.

Happy Halloween!!!!!!!!!


Jane said...

I thought it was Jacquie, too!!!!

BreezieGirl said...

Your daughter was a cute "black rock star." I love this partially-recycled post. :)

mom said...

I also thought it was Jacquie, where's that little boogsie... Adorable costume, great post. Enjoy Halloween. Me? I'm hiding. love, mom