Let’s talk children’s Halloween costumes!
I was born in 1978. That means I was a child of the 80s.
My family didn’t have much money, so most of my costumes were handmade. My mom didn’t have a whole lot of crafting ability, so there are some humorous photos. My sister and I were Indians, punk rockers, ghosts and bags of jelly beans.
I remember having two store bought costumes, though.
One was Ernie from “Sesame Street.” (My sister was cookie monster that year.)
The other was Apple Dumpling, the little orange haired toddler from the Strawberry Shortcake universe.
These costumes came in a cardboard box and were made of itchy, sweaty, gross vinyl. They had plastic masks that were attached by a string on the back. They had eye and nose holes, but seeing and breathing out of them was still a challenge.
Still, I was so proud to be Ernie and Apple Dumplin!
What were your favorite Halloween costumes as a kid?