As a kid, my mom would make our Halloween costumes. She was a seamstress and we didn’t have a lot of money but she was so creative and would make the most amazing costumes. In 3rd grade she made me a Thor costume, with ripped muscles, a cape and a hammer. With that costume I won the Halloween contest at Bellingrath Hills Elementary School in Louisiana. She also made me and my brother Ghostbusters costumes with all the necessary gear. She bought khaki janitor suits and sewed all the Ghostbuster patches on them, took two 2-liter empty coke bottles and garden hoses and made proton packs. Even after we won the Halloween Costume Contest at church and I would still run around wearing that costume.
Now, as a father myself, my favorite Halloween memories are with my kids. When my son Ace was 4, we watched the movie Rocky IV over and over and over again. So for Halloween, my mom made Ace the American Flag Trunks that Rocky wore when he fought Drago in the movie. She bought him gloves and made him a muscle suit with big muscles everywhere. When Ace told me he wanted to be Rocky it made me so proud. We took a portable sound dock and ipod with us Trick or Treating so we could play the Rocky Balboa soundtrack from house to house.
Best time ever!