It's that time of the year again...
  1. A princess
    For the first six years of my life I was the same thing every year: a princess. Actually, I take that back. I think when I was one my mother dressed me up as a pumpkin. I still haven't forgiven her.
  2. Whatever this is:
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  3. A punk
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    After my princess phase I got weird.
  4. A victim of a skinhead attack
    I kid you not. It was the 4th grade. I had just moved to a new school and I hated it there. I wore a hospital gown with crutches and a bandage wrapped around my head.
  5. A gypsy
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    Age 9
  6. A gypsy
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    Age 18
  7. A gypsy
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    Age 21
  8. Marilyn Monroe
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    I stepped on an actual grate and this terrifying stranger put his hands around me creating this classic picture.
  9. Childlike Empress from Neverending Story
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    Perhaps the costume I am most proud of in my entire life. Almost no one knew who I was supposed to be but I just kept yelling "ATREYU" in every bar we went to.
  10. For comparison
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  11. Carmen Sandiego
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    I won a bar costume contest for this one, but only because the guy running the contest was trying to bang me.
  12. One of The Furies from The Warriors
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    No one got it. Most people thought I was a Yankees player. Weirdly, one girl thought I was one of the Peaches from A League of their Own.
  13. Birdie the Early Bird
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    This is one of the least we'll know McDonalds characters. She used to be the breakfast menu mascot. My boyfriend at the time was dressed as the Hamburgler. LITERALLY NO ONE KNEW WHAT I WAS. But to be fair, I was asking for it.
  14. A music box ballerina
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    Took me days to make this and only one hour at a crowded party to totally destroy it.
  15. Daenerys Targaryen
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    Not very original but the costume was homemade at least (by my mom, love you Mommy)
  16. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
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    The film version not the tv version
  17. Clarissa Explains it All
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    All of this came out of my closet. I didn't have to buy a thing.
  18. Sarah Bailey from The Craft
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    Best group costume I've ever been a part of.