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MomRunner October 14th, 2013 12:59am

When you were a kid, were your Halloween costumes homemade or store bought?

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comppete Las Vegas
10/14/13 2:00 am

We couldn't afford "Store Bought" costumes, when I was a kid.

Tony SOH Founder
10/13/13 10:16 pm

The year: 1978. 8-year-old Tony dons a sheet-with-holes ghost costume for the first lap around the neighborhood before transforming into a sloppy gauze-wrapped mummy for the second trip to the unsuspecting candy givers. Trick-AND-treat, I say!

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ladybug0
10/13/13 8:17 pm

Does anyone remember the ones that were simply like plastic smocks and they had a plastic mask that were hard to breath out of?

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KudosToYou California
10/13/13 8:08 pm

Some of both, some years were a mix in themselves.
In the future, I foresee very little store bought anything but candy. I really dislike all the plastic.

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susanr Colorado
10/13/13 7:20 pm

When I was a kid, I don't think there were very many store-bought costumes. People just... dressed up as something. It took a little imagination & creativity, unless you just went as a ghost. Personally I think it was more fun that way,

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susanr Colorado
10/13/13 7:21 pm

and I think store-bought costumes are a racket - making it seem like you *need* to buy something that you really don't. I really dislike commercialization of holidays.

imanag My heaven on Earth
10/13/13 6:34 pm

My mom made me the best costumes! I wish I were half as good of a seamstress as she is. My favorites were my Scarlett O'hara & Wonder Woman costumes.

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OldLady
10/13/13 6:56 pm

Mine too but back then nobody wore store bought

chickencookie It really is
10/13/13 6:26 pm

I think i had the same costume for many years.

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Arya8
10/13/13 6:23 pm

Most were homemade. My daughter hasn't had a homemade one yet. Mostly because I just don't have the time. My mom was a sahm, I'm a student and I work part time.

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TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
10/13/13 6:20 pm

We were too poor to have "store bought" costumes.

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Emily33 North Carolina
10/13/13 6:10 pm

A mix of both, but often my mom would make them. My favorite was the poodle skirt she made me. :)

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