My favorite costume as a child was a witch costume my aunt gave me. It was a simple black cotton dress she had sewn, and it had fringe around the hem and at the sleeves. There was also a tall witch hat. My cousin had outgrown it so I inherited it. Otherwise, we wore either bought costumes from the dime store, or we made our own costumes.
It was always popular to be a Gypsy, because you got to wear all your mama's old costume jewelry and put on lipstick. Where we got this "gypsy" concept I don't know. For boys, being a tramp was similarly easy to pull together (minus the lipstick and jewelry, usually).
We have no photos of me at Halloween as a child because my dad didn't believe it was a photo-worthy occasion. Film cost money.
My parents made me quit trick or treating in 6th grade because they felt I was too old and it was basically a holiday for little kids. They were right, but I bitterly resented it. However, my brother and I went to great lengths, for years, to rig up fake "ghosts" and play scary music and do all sorts of theatrics to scare the trick or treaters...
Mike got to dress up today to go work at his sports bar job. We thought this was the perfect costume:
Below, some Halloween memories...
Here are a couple of non-Halloween shots but they seem appropriate -