My Most Memorable Halloween Costume
For the Halloween of my 12th year, a girlfriend and I planned to go trick-or-treating together. This would likely be the final time we'd be enjoying this childhood custom of going door-to-door for treats. Not just any costume would do and surely not a store-bought creation.
It was something we began thinking about a few weeks before the holiday, and fortunately so because putting together a homemade costume doesn't usually happen overnight.
I don't know what drew my eye to my Mom's basket of mending, but I happened to notice an old pair of my Dad's jeans in the pile. Something clicked and I had the idea of all ideas (to my mind anyway), I would put two pair of the old jeans together and we'd go as conjoined twins.
My girlfriend thought it a good idea, too, so we set about taking the seams out of the opposite pant legs so they could be stitched together. That way both our legs could fit through one pant leg and we'd appear as if we had three legs.
Putting two old flannel shirts together and eliminating the opposite sleeves was more of an undertaking, but we finally got it done. Now we would be conjoined, with three legs and two arms. Pretty creative, eh?
What neither of us thought to take into account was our height differences. She was 5'6" or 5'7", while I was 4'11". Let's just say it was interesting getting up and down those porch steps as we went around the neighborhood. We worked for our treats that night, but we had a lot of fun, too.
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