This time of year always reminds me of those wonderful Halloweens of my childhood, growing up in South Louisiana in the gloriously cheesy 70's. Every year, we’d anxiously await the delivery of the Halloween costumes at our local TG&Y store. Now, I’m not talking about these fancy, schmancy, satiny, multi piece fabric costumes that kids today wear. I’m talking about the wonderful, glorious boxed vinyl costumes!!! They'd be neatly stacked on the shelves, and we’d spend what seemed like hours scouring them to find just the right one.
|I absolutely remember wearing this very same witch costume.|
Now, for those of you who were lucky enough to grow up in the 70's and wear these costumes, you know that the real challenge is in the proper wearing of the mask. Never, in the history of boxed costumes, have the eye and nose holes actually line up properly on your face. Now, keep in mind, I grew up in the humidity capitol of the world, so Halloween was very often summer like. Still, we’d wear those masks until they were stuck to our sweaty, sticky faces, constantly sticking our tongues through the mouth hole 'cause, well, that was half the fun of the mask.