My grandmother loved shopping at Goodwill (that must be where I get my love of thrifting!) and she would find things to add to the trunk. Every October 31st that trunk would be opened and costumes would explode throughout the whole house as we tried to figure out what we would wear that night for trick-or-treating.
Of course, there were other occasions to wear costumes, mainly church activities. I recall a Daddy/Daughter event that had a hawaiin theme. I dressed in a hawaiin moo moo and flower lei, but my dad dressed up as a witch doctor! To his surprise, most of the other fathers dressed in their suits! He was a good sport, though, and really played up the part of witch doctor.
The costume love continued in high school when “Spirit Week” provided opportunities to dress up. My friend and I dressed as Raggedy Ann and Andy one year.
Well, over the years my costume collection as grown and they don't fit into an old steamer trunk. In fact, I took over a spare walk-in closet to try and keep them organized! Whenever I find something at a thrift store that would make a good costume, I pick it up. So this month I am dedicating all my posts to costumes and costume tips. Check back often and maybe you'll be inspired!
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