Day 18: Halloween

18. Post a picture (or more than one picture) of you when you were a kid in a Halloween costume. Talk about what you remember from that night. What’s different about how you dress up now? Do you even dress up at all?

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Don’t make fun of me, middle school was a hard time for everyone.

Anyway, I was a fairy (I guess?). I remember I went camping with my family that weekend, we went camping a lot at this place called Green Acres and we always went on Halloween weekend because they had all sorts of fun activities, including a costume contest. I don’t think I won that year, but I did win the year I went as a hippie, and I thought about including that photo in this post but it’s too embarrassing. I remember that weekend walking around in my costume thinking I was the cutest thing ever in my purple lipstick and magenta wig.

I didn’t really dress up in high school that I remember, maybe one year, I’m not sure. But I dressed up every year in college. My costumes typically went one of two ways: sexy or nerdy. I’ve been a sexy nun and a sexy sailor, both very boring costumes because I was too lazy to put effort into something cool. And then the years I actually cared, I was the Doctor (Doctor Who) and Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter). It was definitely more fun dressing as something I liked and cared about, costumes that meant something to me. I’m missing a year because I was in college for an extra semester but I may have just not dressed up that year. Sophomore year, I think?

I don’t know if I’ll dress up now that I’m out of college. It’s no fun if you’re not going trick or treating or going to a wild college party.

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