Laura Erickson's For the Birds

Friday, October 31, 2008

Trick or Treat!

From 1987 I think.


  1. O my golly! Great costumes!
    Is that the dino pattern with the spikes down the back? I made that in camo fabric for my son (b. 1983)
    and he wore it probably 2 years, maybe 3, then it got passed around to several friends in NJ and PA. The bottom of the tail got so worn from dragging on the ground that it was patched with duct tape.
    As a friend said, "Some families have heirloom christneing gowns; others have heirloom Halloween costumes."
    Dallas D

  2. Yep--probably the exact same costume. I made one for each of my three kids (Tommy was very little but already camera shy). Best costume ever, I think, was of the Star Wars Jawas--I made burlap cloaks and used a black winter cap plus black negligee fabric to black out their faces and we tucked a battery into the fold on the cap hooked up to lightbulbs for the glowing eyes. The kids used them for play for years.