In the spirit of Halloween... My mom made the cavewoman costume on the left for me and the jail bird costume on the right for my brother Andy when I was in grade 5.
The best part is that she still has these costumes, and they've been used a million times since then. I even wore the cavewoman costume for Halloween my first year working as a dental hygienist, which was over 10 years later! My hair was down to my waist then, so I backcombed it like crazy onto the top of my head (still keeping it out of my face and my patient's mouths, of course), and colored a front tooth in with a black Sharpie. Actually, even the next couple years when I was a cowgirl for Halloween at work (my excuse to wear jeans for once), I colored in a tooth or two. You should try it! It's hilarious, and believe it or not, the permanent ink comes off pretty easily... at least with a dental polisher :). I think the dentist I worked for wasn't quite sure what to think about it, and I'm sure my patients were even more nervous, but it was fun! I wish I had a picture of me in the costume then. It was more of a tunic than a dress on me by that time.
My mom cracks me up -- the bone necklace was a real bone that came from who knows where!
I think I may actually make my own cavewoman costume for this year, maybe Joel will be up for being a caveman...
If you have any homemade Halloween flashbacks you'd like to share, email me!
What are you dressing up as for Halloween this year?