My Halloween Costumes Through the Years

I’ve come to enjoy Halloween even more now than I did as a kid because I love thinking of costumes. Creativity is the name of the game, so do your best to stand out for being clever. People will appreciate the effort you put into your costume. So instead of being a cat this year, let’s break the mold a bit. Choose creative over “looking cute”, and don’t even think about buying a stereotypical skimpy costume. (If you are being a cat, at least put a ‘Beanie Baby’ Tag on yourself to make it more interesting)

Here are my costumes starting from a few years ago all the way up to what I’m wearing this year. Some are super easy, and some take a little more effort. Hope you can find some inspiration for yours along the way!

2009 – Taylor Swift at the VMA’s

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2010 – Mouse in a Trap (instructions and more photos here)



2011 – The State of Michigan & Cash For Gold Sign Holder (super easy)



2012 – Old Time Newsboy & Polo Player

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2013 – Queen of England & Molly the (best) American Girl Doll

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2014 – WWII Female Army Officer

This is the first year I bought a costume, but I added a vintage medal I had. It was a lot of fun doing hair for this costume and I’m looking forward to wearing it on Halloween.

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