Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Slice of Lime-Retro Halloween

Let's take a little trip to the year I was three.

Before the costume...
I'm not entirely sure whether the jack-o-lantern or I had fatter cheeks but at least we are both smiling.



After the costume...

My Nana sewed my costume.  I think I wore it every year for the next three years. Halloween in Pennsylvania can be either comfortably warmish or freezing cold so it's always a good idea to have a costume you can wear a snowsuit under...or hide an extra huge stash of candy in.  This one fits the bill either way.



19 comments:

Grayquill said...

That is one proud little girl. Her smile tells it all. Do you still smile that big?

Beach Bum said...

Looked at store-bought costumes the other day and the prices blew me away. My wife had made all theirs through the years but we needed one ASAP for a school project and thought about just buying the thing.

Pretty girl and costume but clowns scare me.

Cricket said...

A great "slice," Lime. As above, wonderful smile on you.

I'm loving the linoleum, too. Another blogger, I forget who, did a post about her old kitchen that reminded me of the linoleum "rug" we used to have: black and red, with speckles and spatters of white. It hid the dirt beautifully, although you could give your toe a mean stub on its edge.

I'd have to ask my parents to be sure, but I don't think I ever did Hallowe'en or trick-or-treat until I was 5. Before that, we lived on campus at U. Maryland where my Dad was teaching. I'm not sure where I would have gone to do that.

I think that also accounts for my bookish nature and my closeness to my middle sister. What else was there to do and who else could I play with?

Cocotte said...

Crazy, but that first photo looks a lot like me when I was 3! I hear you on the snowsuit under the costume. We've had a string of good weather ones the last few years. I'm waiting for the blizzard...

Eric Alder said...

Terrific costume! Michigan Halloweens can be the same way - I've seen my share of snowy ones.

Thanks for sharing the story and the cute pics, Lime.

clean and crazy said...

what a great costume!! i just made the girls capes for halloween, witches and vampires!!!

G-Man said...

Awwww....
Such a sweet little cutie...

Craig said...

We've had various and sundry clown costumes, of various and sundry sizes, stashed in our attic for years.

What Eric said about Halloween in Michigan; especially Up North where I grew up. Not uncommon at all for me to be T-or-T-ing in the snow. . .

And gosh, you wuz such a QT. . .

Suldog said...

As I may have mentioned, MY WIFE has Frolicphobia, which is an unnatural fear of clowns. I do believe, however, that she would find you adorable, clown get-up or not.

Mother Theresa said...

I love it! You are just so cute in costume, and you look so incredibly happy!

coopernicus said...

i see you were visited by the insane linoleum floor tile demon...

Hilary said...

That's so cute and I love the costume.

Sarah said...

OMG I am so pleased that your smile is sooooo adorable in both though..

You were/are adorable.

Punk.

secret agent woman said...

Cite, in spite of my intense aversion to clowns.

lecram said...

Those are really sweet pics.

Dave said...

What a cutie you were Michelle! Nice photos - Dave

Kat said...

Oh my word, you are so cute!!!!!! Adorable. :)
I had a hand me down clown costume that I had to wear for a few years, which really stinks considering I'm terrified of clowns. I'll send my mom the psychologist's bill. ;)

Jinksy said...

And what will you be wearing this year, I wonder?!

Palm Springs Savant said...

Michelle I love that clown costume. I was a clown for Halloween one year and loved it. For some reason, the idea that someone sewed a special costume for me made me feel GREAT!