There comes a time when you’re finally too old to go trick-or-treating. For me, that was age 12. I forget what my costume was, but I remember realizing that year that I was one of Those Older Kids going trick-or-treating and that I needed to hang up my plastic pumpkin. Teenagers aren’t allowed to go trick-or-treating anymore, and I remember feeling very sad about having reached my Halloween expiration date.
But then the following year, when I was 13, I learned to appreciate Halloween as an adult! Because while kids get to go trick-or-treating, adults get to wear better costumes and throw Halloween parties! Granted, at 13 I still couldn’t do that on my own. Luckily, I had my sister, who took me to our cousin’s Halloween party and helped me come up with a costume. We went with a cat theme – she made herself a cat costume inspired by the Broadway musical, Cats. As you can see in the photo above, I went the Tim Burton route and dressed up as Catwoman from the 1992 film, Batman Returns.
I was really happy with how it turned out, but also really self-conscious because of my weight. Slinky I was not, and that costume sort of requires a certain amount of slink. However, looking back at that photo now, I realize that I wasn’t nearly as fat as I thought I was, and I’m giving myself retroactive props for wearing that getup! And check out my snooty/sultry pout. I gave great face.
Also, sidenote: check out that big-ass remote control on the coffee table, amirite? Oh,
having an 80s television in The 90s.