October is in full swing, and it’s time to lock in your costume for this year. At this point in my life, the Mr. and I have matching jailbird outfits, and when we need to be in costume, that’s what we wear. Things were a lot more exciting when I was kid.
As a kid, picking a costume was a big decision every year. My grandma was a good seamstress back in the day (she’s turning 98 today, actually), so there are pictures of me as a pumpkin, a witch, a bunny, and a clown, all created by her.
I don’t know how it came about, but in second grade, I “got” to pick a store-bought costume. Maybe Grandma was busy, maybe I threw a fit and just had to have a one of those plastic suits that were all the rage, but my the first time I got to choose my costume I chose Wonder Woman.
Know what’s funny? Ten years later I went to prom with a guy who had picked the same costume in 1980!
Anyway, my question is this- what’s the first costume YOU got to pick for yourself? Do you remember how you chose it?