I may be a full-fledged adult but I still believe in dressing up for Halloween and I've got your look at Halloween Costumes from years gone by.

It is no big secret that I love Halloween and have said on more than one occasion that for me, Halloween is better than Christmas. I love the idea of dressing up and pretending to be something or someone else for a night. I typically put a lot of thought into my costumes well in advance. I thought I would share some of my costumes from over the years...

Young Vampire Kat (and Fairy Mini Me)

This is circa 2002. I died my hair black and went as a vampire. My daughter was a Fairy Princess that year.

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Dark Fairy Kat

In 2006 I wore a fierce pair of big black combat boots and some extra big black fairy wings. Add in some glitter, and I was a dark fairy.

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Pirate Kat

This year consisted of a pink peasant top, a waist cincher and some red fabric to make my headband and waistband. This was around 2007.

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School Girl Kat

Circa 2008. I rocked the plaid skirt, button down shirt, cardigan, knee socks and the cutest red platform mary jane shoes!

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Dead Cheerleader Kat

2009 was the year that I went as a dead cheerleader.I was rocking a plaid skirt, pig tails and pom poms.

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Vampire Kat

Fast Forward to 2012 and I once again dressed in all black, slapped on some red eye shadow and broke out my fangs.

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La Catrina Kat

2013 brought about something I had always wanted to try - Dia De Los Muertos makeup. This look took me a couple of hours to pull together but I was really pleased with the final product. It was really more about the makeup than the outfit.

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Pinup Captain America Kat

In 2014, my friend Nikki put together the corset/bra portion of my costume and another friend made the shield for me. I pulled together the rest of the look using cool accessories, including the helmet and boots which I painted myself.

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Queen of Hearts Kat

In 2015 I dressed as the Queen of Hearts! Using a corset bought online and a skirt that was given to me by a friend, I went to town with glittered hearts and glittered ribbon. I even decorated my shoes! I had so much fun making this costume and the best part! I was dressed with my friends Nikki and Mary as Disney Villains.

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Pink Kitty Kat/Halloween Barbie Kat

In 2016, I used two different looks to celebrate Halloween - one involved a pair of cat ears and some fun makeup to turn me into a family friendly kitty kat for Halloween Weekends at Lake Rudolph. The other was what I affectionately referred to as "Halloween Barbie," complete with pastel wig. This was also my first Halloween with Shawn, who incidentally, loves Halloween as much as I do!!! Check out his demon (L) and skeleton (R) costumes.
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Mermaid Kat and Voodoo Priest

I decided that since I have actually dyed my hair pink and I've discovered this year that I am in fact part mermaid, it only made sense that for Halloween 2017, I would personify my inner mermaid. I made my costume from a thrifted dress, some fabric a bag of seashells and some other odds & ends. I even made my crown! Big shout out to Shawn for helping me with the spray paint. I'm good with a glue gun, but spray paint - not so much! It's worth noting that Shawn created his costume this year as well. That staff? Completely handmade! We take Halloween very seriously!

Christine Beyer
What is your favorite costume from Halloween's past?