Monday, October 27, 2008

The Ghost of Halloween Past

Finally, All Hallows Week TM has arrived. Time for a little stroll down memory lane.

Wal-Mart (aka the evil empire) used to sell these vinyl costumes with a mask for about two bucks. My journey to the dark side started when I was three and a half (way back in 1978), and my mom bought this costume.



Scary.

As a treat (or trick?) for Halloween, I've put together a podcast of my first published story. If you have a spare five minutes, stop by for a listen on Friday. I enjoy playing around with sound editing, so this might be a regular feature.

More Halloween goodness to come.

8 comments:

Natalie L. Sin said...

Didn't they end up making those costumes illegal? My mom used to make mine, which dramatically cut down on my options.

Catherine J Gardner said...

My Halloween costumes were usually a black plastic bag for a dress and a homemade broom.

Aaron Polson said...

I think they caused cancer. Maybe they were outlawed because they looked stupid.

Aaron Polson said...

Cate - these costumes weren't much more than a plastic bag.

Jamie Eyberg said...

I think I was underdog, in the same plasticy (icky) vein when I was three. I am thankful there is no photographic record.

Jeremy Kelly said...

You know what's hilarious? My wife has a picture of herself in her costume when she was about four years old. Her mom dressed her up as a pack of Salem cigarettes. Ooooooh, Salems - soooo creepy.

Looking forward to the podcast.

Carrie Harris said...

I have a picture kind of like that, only I was Strawberry Shortcake. The dark side indeed.

Mary said...

You looked great!

Kids in Halloween costumes: one of my favourite things on earth.