Friday, October 29, 2021

Halloween -- Costumes of the Past

Pam did a fun post recently about her past Halloween costumes. I don't have as many as she did, but I did have fun going through the archives and finding a few. This one was from the early days! 


My friend Nancy found the pictures when going through things from her mom. She was my first friend and close to 70 years later, we still are!


Of course, it wasn't my first Halloween photo. My mom had an interesting sense of humor. I inherited that!


She made my costumes when I was a kid. I don't have photos of a lot of them, but I remember they were always fun.


Time passes. My friend Jerry and I dressed as a bag full of jelly beans and the great pumpkin for Halloween back for a college party in 1972!


Flash forward many moons. When you hang out with theatre people, you have to up your costuming game! Come as a favorite film/theatre person found me as Harpo Marx. I've rarely been quiet that long!


This photo is from a presentation to children on dental health during my time working in a dental clinic. I later wore the same garb for Halloween. Yes, that's my real hair. (And it's getting to look like that again if I don't get it cut soon!)


 Then there was the flapper. This might be from a mystery party but I liked that costume. I could never wear it now!


You can't work for public television and not get into the product! I enjoyed Kermit -- for a while. But that head was heavy!


And the last time I dressed for Halloween, it was as Maleficent. 


That was then. These days it's just a good thing to be able to pull together passing out the candy on Halloween night!


And there's nothing wrong with that -- or borrowed bat wings --  either! 

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50 comments:

David M. Gascoigne, said...

I have never dressed for Halloween, either as a child or as an adult, so that takes care of that!

Pamela said...

I love seeing your photos from the past! Happy Halloween!

Valerie-Jael said...

Fun costumes. I always dressed as a witch! Happy haunting! Hugs, Valerie

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Fun costumes!

Misadventures of Widowhood said...

I feel deprived. I only have one photo of me in a costume and that was for a school play. Thanks for sharing yours. Love the flapper outfit.

Laurie said...

That’s the true Halloween spirit! 👍❤️

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

Oh, you are such fun! When I look at that little plastic pumpkin you carried to put your treats in, I am reminded of how things have changed with trick or treating. Now kids carry gigantic bags (my own carried around pillow cases and that was just in our little village!)in which to collect their goodies. Please tell me what mask you were wearing as an infant. It is a little hard to tell in the picture. -Jenn

DUTA said...

Lovely Halloween memories! You look charming in the sleeveless red dress!

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Each costume looks fun, I think Harpo Marx is one of my favorites.
Great Halloween series. Take care, enjoy your day! Happy weekend!

Karen said...

When I worked in community theatre, we used to do a Haunted Walk every year. It was great fun to dress up as all kinds of scary entities. I remember one year having big safety pins in my pierced ears and wild long hair all over the place. It was scary all right! Never did see any photos of my characters but they were taken.

Pam Richardson said...

Jeanie, how fun to see your costumes from Halloweens past. Thank you for sharing your fond memories. Happy Weekend!

gigi-hawaii said...

I like that red flapper costume the best. Wow! What a look! LOL.

Joanne Huffman said...

A fun look at your costumees.

William Kendall said...

Good ones! I don't think there are pictures of me in a Halloween costume.

R's Rue said...

So cute.

Bonnieellen57 said...

Oh, I wish I had known your mom. Those long ago costumes were adorable!

Linda Stoll said...

oh those were the days when Halloween was fun and safe, carefree and sugar laden!

;-}

Lynne said...

Loved seeing some of your costume history.
What fun memories!

Prims By The Water said...

I enjoyed going down memory lane with your Halloween costumes. How fun it was as a kid when we went out more than the two hour time frame that towns do now. That pumpkin basket is worth lots of money now. Hopefully they still have it. Happy Halloween and hope your day is spooktacular! Janice

gluten Free A_Z Blog said...

What fun! I don't think I actually have one photo of me in a Halloween costume. Some great costumes.

My name is Erika. said...

So many fun costumes Jeanie. I wish my parents had taken some when I was a child. I might have ones of me at older days some place or another. You look like you really enjoy dressing up and having fun. Thanks for sharing these. This was such a joyful post to read. Have a great start to your weekend. Hugs-Erika

Anca said...

I love all the costumes. The one with you and a mask, as a toddler, is so funny, what a lovely memory to have.

Happy Halloween!! xx

Rustic Pumpkin said...

It's fun to see how things change.

sorry I don't reply much now, typing is difficult to get right. D xo

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Great fun photos
Happy Halloween!

Jenn Jilks said...

I enjoyed your photos! What fun.
We're too rural for kids, but my hallowe'en days are done! Three kids and 25 years teaching!

The French Hutch said...

Such a great photo collection of your past Halloween costumes. We always enjoy the few neighborhood children who dress up and come knocking. I love to see the creativity of the costumes now, not so many store bought. Happy Halloween Jeanie........

Mae Travels said...

Well, we will all be wearing masks for this Halloween (unless we are going as a pro-Covid Republican). I guess I prefer the old kind of mask that covers the top of one’s face.

best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Miss Val's Creations said...

What fun costumed through the years! I love the flapper look and always wanted to dress up that way myself...someday.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

How wonderful to see you in Halloween costumes, dear Jeanie. I know you love the event and I am sure you will make the children happy no matter what you do this year. I think you have a great deal of former Halloweens to share and I enjoyed all the photos from years past.

DeniseinVA said...

Loved all these, thanks for sharing Jeanie. Happy Halloween!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

So fun Jeanie. It is always good to look back and see the fun we had. Cuter costumes. Happy Halloween!

La Table De Nana said...

You have me green with envy wondering why my parents never took pics...
Fun fun fun..You haven't changed!

Daniela said...

Dearest Jeanie
you've put such a big smile on my face, you're so nice!
From the first shot to the last, well, you haven't changed at all, believe me, you're always the same wonderful little girl who wants to have fun.
Enjoy your Halloween
XX Dany

Louca por porcelana said...

Awesome and fun post! Happy Halloween!

Sami said...

Great collection of your past Halloweens. Halloween is a recent thing for me, we never had it in the countries I grew up in, and in Australia it's a recent event too.

Betty said...

Happy Halloween! I hope the tradition of dressing up never gets lost as it's so much fun - I look forward to seeing what the children around here are wearing when they knock on the door - my kids always loved it... I give some things to the little girl next door so she can use her imagination and join in.

roughterrain crane said...

Happy Halloween!
Your every photo is full of fun.

shoreacres said...

Despite all my wonderful childhood memories, I can't remember a single Halloween costume, and don't have a single photo of a costumed 'me.' I suppose I did dress up -- memories of the smell of those old paper masks haunt me -- but ask me about the candy I got. That, I remember! Well, and our school parties. Orange and black crepe paper, pumpkin carving, and cupcakes!

Iris Flavia said...

How beautiful a friendship lasts so long. I only have my T left.
Fun pics and ohhhhhhhh... do you look sexy in that red dress! And your smile tops it all!

All pics are great fun - I wish you a Happy Halloween!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

My mom didn't sew costumes. I remember her making me up as a gypsy several times - involved lots of her junk jewelry. Halloween was fun and not as scary as today.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

What a delightful post!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Jeanie, it was great fun seeing your Halloween costumes from childhood to adulthood and who says we need to grow up anyway? My brother and I did wear costumes but sadly there were never any photos taken.

Rocío G. Tizón said...

Less complicated than today! I'm your new follower. May you follow me back? Thanks and have a nice day!
P.S.: I'm a cat lover too!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Jeanie!!
I absolutely LOVED seeing all your wonderful Halloween costumes!! looks like so much fun!!
Thanks so much for always stopping by and for letting me know that you did by commenting!! I appreciate it!
hugs,
Deb

Rain said...

You look ADORABLE in every photo Jeanie...but OMG you as Harpo...HELLO LUCILLE BALL!!! Wonderful, your face is perfect!!!!! Happy Halloween!! 🎃🎃

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Oh, that was fun! Love that baby pic! I, too, was a bag of jelly beans in college. I haven't really dressed up in years!

Bonnie said...

Fun to see your costumes. Now, I am thinking of some of my costumes as a child but don't know if I have any pictures. I certainly remember one of my teachers opening the door and holding a huge tray of caramel apples! I was so impressed! I lived in a small town and you knew most everyone. It was fun to trick or treat at your teacher's houses.

Sandra at Maison De Jardin said...

Hi Jeanie. Love all your costumes especially your flapper dress. You looked stunning in it. My mom dressed my friend, Janet, and me up as Christmas packages. We won first prize in the Halloween parade. The two of us are still best friends. Those of many years are so special.

Victoria Zigler said...

Fun posts. I don't have many photos at all of me in costumes.

Decor To Adore said...

Hi sweet Jeanie! I'm catching up with you this morning and LOVED this post. So many charming costumes and delightful memories. Happy Sunday!

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