In the South, the end of August provides our last glimpse of summer and our first hint of fall. One of my favorite parts of fall is Halloween! Halloween is such a fun opportunity to make and wear creative costumes. It can take time to bring the perfect costume to life, so now is a great time to start thinking about what you’ll be making for yourself or those you love to wear this Halloween.
My fondest Halloween memory was when my twins, Eric and Brian, were only three years old. One of the best parts about having twins is being able to play off of the twin theme and dressing them alike. I was inspired by the Double Mint gum slogan: “Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun,” which I think is perfect for twins. I made their Double Mint gum costumes and the boys looked so cute. They even won the costume contest at our church’s fall festival!
The Double Mint costumes lived on in infamy and set the bar for every costume of theirs from then on. In 2013, unbeknownst to me, the boys decided that the costumes would make a triumphant return for the annual Hoffman Media costume contest. On the day of the contest, Eric and Brian showed up at work in brand new versions of the Double Mint costumes! They had enlisted my sister, Janice, to recreate the costumes. I absolutely loved seeing these cherished childhood costumes brought to life again. Much to their chagrin, Eric and Brian did not win the office’s costume contest. However, they absolutely made my day and it was wonderful to see how much that costume still meant to us almost 30 years after its original debut.
Do you have a Halloween costume that is significant to you?