Happy Halloween!


Oh Lordy.

Why do I do this?  Why do I subject you to such things?

In kindergarten… way back in the mid eighties… I was a child bride for Halloween.

Actually… I was a child… and I dressed up as a bride.  That makes things less creepy.

I don’t know whose idea this whole bride thing was, certainly not mine.  I was probably just stoked about wearing lipstick and a head band.

Want more?  Surely you must.


Little Bo Peep with her favorite stuffed animal and her princess sister.


Child bride with clown sister and toothpaste sister.

Toothpaste.  It only makes sense that the tallest child be the toothpaste.


This is my Uncle Dan.  He’s dressed up as a hunk.

That’s my veiled head in the right corner. I want candy.


I had a Cleopatra phase.  I’m mostly stoked that I could get the pose right.

I blame my mother for the aggressive eyeshadow.


This is bad.

Smack dab in the middle of my frizzy haired hat phase I decided to be a playing card for Halloween.  A playing card with a playing card hat.  I’m sure I busted out the craft box and the glue gun to bring that little gem to life.  Lord help me.

I’m not sure if the card is better or worse than being a teenage Juggalette.

I’m glad these were the only photos I could find.  I distinctly remember an awkward Raggedy Anne phase as well.

Ps.  If you know me in real life… this set of pictures IS NOT open for discussion or ridicule.  Zip it.

87 thoughts on “Happy Halloween!

  1. I have three sisters and believe me most of the costumes we came up with were very strange. Yours were great. Don’t you just love Halloween. Looking at your pictures just brought back some wonderful memories of my sisters on this great hallows eve. Thanks Joy and have a great Halloween. Paulette

  2. I’m freaking out here… my sister and I went as tubes of Crest one year AND playing cards another year (in wigs no less)! I am just so happy to know that we weren’t the only dorky kids out there dressed like that! :) Your Bo Peep pic is adorable!

  3. Awkward to look back on I’m sure (and really, aren’t most pictures from ones childhood? haha), but all incredibly cute costumes. I always look forward to family photo sharing time at Joy the Baker :).

  4. Haha, what a great set of photos. I know somewhere lurking in space is a photo of me dressed up as the brightest clown anyone has ever seen. Looking back, this may have been my mother’s method for not losing me.

  5. Awww!! You were adorable, really! I was Cleopatra in 5th grade and had my WHOLE family braid my hair into skinny braids. I have more hair than a lion. Good times.

    Looks like you used Halloween as an excuse to wear makeup :)

    1. Rachell – It took your WHOLE family to braid your hair??? I agree, Halloween is a great excuse to wear heavy makeup and act sillyyyyyyyyy!!!

      Oh, and eat lots of candy, of the Chocolate variety!

      HEE HEE!!! :)

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