I’m not fond of Halloween, but I always loved playing dress-ups! As a child I chose friendly characters like Little Red Riding Hood, a princess, a gypsy dancer, a Hawaiian dancer, Roaring ’20s Charleston dancer, Spanish dancer (guess you can tell I love to dance). I had fun all through the year playing dress-ups with my mom’s clothes.
I’d wear her skirts (so long they trailed on the floor) and high heels (a few sizes too big for me) and I adorned myself with her lovely jewellery. Then I’d look in her full-length mirror–not too admire myself–but to take pleasure in fashion and use my imagination to pretend I was in movie scenes that I had watched on TV.
I have a collection of costumes, some of which I’ll include in this post.
Today’s costume and I also wore this to the Costume Ball on the weekend.
Dolly Parton and I showed up in the same dress.
They picked the winning costumes but this couple was my choice–The Captain and his first mate.
Last week Maggie and I were at a Barn Dance. She’s the prettiest pirate I’ve ever seen and I was a black cat.
Last year I was a gypsy dancer, just like my childhood days.
A dance where Maggie wore her Roaring ’20s flapper dress and I was Heidi.
Some of our dancers dressed up today and Monica was the star of the show when she came riding on a horse (man, can that horse dance!). I couldn’t stop laughing! Video to come!
What’s your favourite costume that you’ve worn?