My Halloweens 1976-1993

Hey folks. I've been meaning to do this for the last couple of years and I never got around to it. With the help of my dear mother, I have dug up all the Halloween pictures I could come up with going back to when I wasn't even a year old. This week I'm going to start at the beginning and go through early school. Next week, I'll come back with Part 2 and costumes from high school and beyond. Without further adieu, lets get started.

1976- The year of my birth. So I must have been about two months old here. I don't know what I was supposed to be, a small animal of some kind I expect. I also look like I might have just passed gas here so I feel bad for my Aunt who is holding me.

1977- So I was a one year old by then, and so I fit nicely into a pillowcase to be a ghost. In case someone didn't know what I was thankfully I had the helpful word 'Boo' on me. Hmm, maybe I was going as the sound 'Boo' that is very innovative for a one year old.

1978- Mickey Mouse. Now I never knew the Mouse to wear checked pants, but I used to love these kind of costumes when I was a kid. This was the standard. The soft, hot plastic suit and a hard plastic mask that would dig in your face. Ahhh, memories.

1979 Look out! Here comes the Spider Man!

1980- Oscar the Grouch- It took a special kid to want to go as a mean thing that lived in a can of garbage. I was that kid.

1981- Now this is a guess because these were not dated, but I'm pretty sure it has to be 1981. I had jsut started getting into Universal monsters thanks to Super 8 films we checked out of the library. I also have fond memories of my folks dressing up this year as a couple of tramps. As I recall my face was painted to match theirs under my mask.

1982- The first year that I was a vampire, and by vampire, I meant Bela Lugosi. For the next few years I did this costume over and over, but I don't seem to have pictures for all the years. As I recall, it was pretty similar, and don't fret because we'll pick up the theme later on again

1987 or 88 I couldn't tell you which, but I was at a Halloween fair at my Grandmother's church. I think I was mixing my clowns here. Big pants, Graucho glasses, and Chaplin's bowler.

1988 or 89 Not sure which again, but I know this was my buddy Micheal. It's like the really low budget, prehistoric version of True Blood.

1990 Getting ready to head out to a showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Greenville Memorial Auditorium. It was probably the first time the film had been shown in Greenville for 20 years, and the whole event degraded into a food fight. You can see the difference in the before and after shot.

1992 The first year of high school, and I was on my way out probably to the mall to hang out and look like a vampire with a mullet.

 That brings us to a close of part one. I hope you join me next week when the costumes get perhaps more embarrassing. Stay tuned to find out!


  1. Fantastic. Ballsy (including the mullet) and fantastic. I've been debating doing similar post and you've inspired me.

  2. so cute. Nice to see these.

  3. This is EPIC! I love it and can't wait for more!
    By the way, the Mickey Mouse one scares me a little...

  4. Awesome!

    I've searched and searched for pics of my costumes over the years, but sadly only found one.

    Cheers for all these excellent photos and nostalgic memories!

  5. This is just fantastic and exactly why I love reading horror blogs. I love these personal posts so much!

    I'm jealous because I can't even find my pics from Halloween last year.

    Thanks for sharing this, T.L.

  6. Wow, I wish I had photos of all my old customs! Those are awesome, especially the Spider Man and Frankenstein ones! Great stuff and thanks for sharing!

  7. Wow! This is an awesome post! I wish I had photos too. Can't wait for part 2! Thanks for sharing!

  8. I had the same Oscar costume! Same year, too!

  9. jervaise brooke hamsterOctober 10, 2010 at 5:06 AM

    I remember Halloween of `88 was difficult and depressing for me because it was the first one without Heather O`Rourke.

  10. Cool! I love seeing old photos of costumes. Luckily I still have photos of most of my costumes as a kid. I've posted them on my blog the last couple of years.

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  12. Wow,thanks for all the comments folks. I had a real good time getting this together, and I look forward to sharing the second round of costumes next week!

  13. Nice pics. I wish I had more of me during Halloweens, but I only have a couple...


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