From Cacie J. in El Segundo, Calif.: "I always had to be something creepy as a child, so my mom helped me dress up as a dead cheerleader in 1999."
(Photo: Cacie J.)
To help us get in the Halloween spirit, each Thursday I'm sharing photos of your costumes from the decades gone by.
Last week we saw a Gobot, Mickey Mouse and a young Star Trek crew member, and today we have another fun crop of characters. If you have a photo you'd like to share, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, city and a brief description of your ensemble!
From Amanda S. in Cincinnati: "This is me, Halloween 1971. My mom was always creative with costumes and was big on paper mache. It looks like the head must've been a little heavy, though I mostly remember people poking me in the belly."
(Photo: Amanda S.)
From Jesse H. in San Francisco: "This is me at age 3 in 1979, six months after I had become completely obsessed with 'Star Wars.' My mom put this together and sewed the tunic and created a Princess Leia costume for my sister, too."
(Photo: Jesse H.)
Pop Candy reader BIG BUSINESS sent a vintage pic of himself as E.T. and his brother as Zorro. "Don't you love those classic plastic costumes?" he says.
(Photo: BIG BUSINESS)
Matt W. in Lexington Park, Md., submitted this pic of himself as Luke Skywalker and his sister as Strawberry Shortcake.
(Photo: Matt W.)
Richard E. in Joliet, Ill., submitted this photo of his spaceman costume in 1962, when he was 8. "Beginning of the space age!" he says.
(Photo: Richard E.)
Here's Steve T. from Niagara Falls, N.Y., as C-3PO (with the Pink Panther) in 1978.
(Photo: Steve T.)
Los Angeles reader Nancy O. submitted this pic of herself as a soup can. ""I remember distinctly that the soup can costume was heavy and hurt my shoulders," she says. "Seeing was also a challenge."
(Photo: Nancy O.)
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