As you can see, Tina got a store-bought costume (that I remember being VERY jealous of), and Mom just kinda put a coat, hat, and sunglasses on me, painted a beard with mascara, and called it a day. I do not look amused.
But the thing with these vintage photos is that you can learn so much more by looking beyond the intended subject. For example:
- Top shelf behind us you can see the 8-track tape collection. I think Mom & Dad might still have these.
- To the left of the 8-tracks, you can see the globe book-end. I remember these. They were not necessarily geographically correct.
- There's also what looks to be 3 sets of encyclopedias. I only remember one of those sets of books. The white with blue are children's story books.
I think that my favorite costume I ever had was the year that I dressed up as Dolly Parton (I was an adult). I used a flannel shirt, added fringe, had a blond wig and fake eyelashes. It was the best. And even if I knew where my photos were, I'm not sure I would share a picture of that with you...
What's your favorite costume from your past?