- Casper the Friendly Ghost - I can still remember how the mask made my face all steamy.
- Geisha - wearing an authentic kimono that someone had given my parents. Probably purchased by a drunken sailor at a cheap souvenior shop, during liberty in some Asian port. Like most families, we had our share of drunken sailors.
- Birthday Present - my own creation, a large box, covered in shiny yellow and red wrapping paper, with holes for my arms and a giant bow on my head. It was hard to move my arms. In fact, that was the year some big kid stole by pumpkin full of candy. I was the perfect target, utterly defenseless.
- Princess - another plastic '70s mask and sweaty face. Much like the masks worn at Fenway earlier this year.
- Statue of Liberty - a green sheet, a handmade paper torch, and a Burger King crown wrapped in tin foil.
- Cowardly Lion - a "real" costume, with a swinging tail and a furry mane, sewn by my Aunt Mary, worn the year before by my cousin Steven.
- Gypsy - many scarves, a lacy shawl, peasant skirt, hoop earrings and bangles.
- Baseball Player - my cousin Steven's old little league uniform. Much, much too big for me.
Hey, there's a knock on the door! Gotta run. Happy Halloween!