Growing up in the USA, Halloween was always my favorite holiday. I just love getting dressed up, and Halloween allowed my imagination to run wild and come up with the most outrageous costumes. Such fun! Then of course, getting a sack full of tasty candy was exciting too. My sweets usually lasted about two weeks with daily gorging sessions. Yum!
My love for Halloween continued into my adult years, when I managed to come up with some truly outrageous outfits during my university days. Very happily, there were always plenty of Halloween parties to attend each year to enjoy the revelry.
I was later thrilled to discover Halloween festivities in Japan while living there for 6 years. So the fun continued. I really only stopped celebrating Halloween when I began my world travels in SE Asia. Sadly they just don’t celebrate it much anywhere in this corner of the globe.
I won’t get to celebrate Halloween this year either… here in Lombok, Indonesia. At least I can think back on all the great parties I enjoyed in the past and browse photos of some of my Halloween costumes.
To that end, here’s a photo gallery of some of my more outrageous Halloween costumes from over the years. Hold on to your hats and don’t pass out… And, yes, they really are ALL me!