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QotW: Halloween Costumes

The Vox Diaspora Question of the Week is:

When you were young, what was your favorite Halloween costume? Even better if you have pictures to share!

My absolute favorite costume from when I was a kid is one I can’t remember wearing – for good reason.  I was just over 1 year old at the time.  It was a tiger costume that a friend of the family made and gave to my parents after I was born.

Ross as a Halloween Tiger (1980) Ross at Halloween (1980)

Of course, the costume was so well-made that it got passed on to my brothers, who each wore it in turn.  Then my parents boxed it up and put it away, only to pull it out in time to give to Dee and I for our kids to wear!

Bumblebee and Tiger going for a rideTiger ROARS!

I’m not sure what we’re going to do with the costume now – probably box it up and pass it on to someone else in the family when they have a little one the same age…

As for costumes as I grew older – I can’t remember many of them, but think that a vampire was one of my standard go-to costumes.  Mostly because it just required a vinyl cape & plastic fangs.  The mask was optional, but made me feel cooler:

Ross, Ben and David at Halloween 1986 (Note Ben the Happy Transformer and David the Tiger as we prepare to go trick-or-treating together)

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Not only can this car move, but it can transform…

When I was a kid, I LOVED transformers.  I must have had 20 or 30 different cars, trucks, and assorted other robots that transformed into household objects. 

My favorite was Soundwave, the robot-turned-cassette player, who of course, came with three cassette tapes, each of which transformed into a much smaller transformer (a bird, a tiger/cat, and a little robot that might or might not have been called Ravage.) 

My next favorite was Bumblebee, mostly because he was little and yellow and fast and I always rooted for the underdog.  I remember begging my parents to get Megatron, who transformed into a gun, but they were against the whole kids-with-firearms thing, even if it was just pretend, so that never went anywhere.

Sometime, I'm going to have to recount my memories of playing with transformers and watching the transformers cartoon, along with the first time I saw the Transformers movie.  Those were the days…

[Edit 17:03 – I just noticed the Vox Hunt title that was auto-generated when I posted this entry.  The pun is completely unintentional.]

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