This post is dedicated to my mother. She spent years executing costumes for kids without the aid of Pinterest, and she had no blog or Instagram to show them off when she was done. So I'm gonna do it for her.
(FYI, we have many pictures of me on tables and chairs because it was the only way to keep me from running away while my mom tried to take my picture...again, brilliant. Maybe dangerous...but brilliant.)
Blonde Asian. My guess is that I broke that fan before the night was over.
This. This costume was my all-time favorite. I wore it every year from 7th grade till the end of high school, and I'd probably still be wearing it if my mom hadn't given it to Goodwill in a fit of craziness (I called her to see if she'd send it to me TWO DAYS after she'd donated it...ugh). The thing about this costume is she made it. She cut each of those letters out of felt, and it's all to scale. I watched her meticulously measure each part of the Skittles package (tropical was my favorite flavor...hence the light blue), and I knew she loved me.
So good work, mom! Now the world wide web has seen your hard work. I hope my kids can forgive me for buying their costumes this year. (Crazy mom guilt peaks at holidays.)