MY BEST COSTUMES, RANKED

Two trends: Flannel and cardboard props.
  1. 1.
    Meredith Grey Swift
    Getting this shirt made for my Taylor Swift 1989 Tour show was one of the best decisions of my life.
  2. 2.
    Flying Monkey
    So good I did it twice. The first time was as a preteen when my friends all went as Wizard of Oz characters and instead of going at Dorothy, The Wicked Witch of the West, or even the Cowardly Lion but NO I WANTED to be a Flying Monkey. I made my wings out of cardboard and then it snowed while we were trick or treating and my wings disintegrated. This story is such a hit with everyone that I made new cardboard wings and brought this back as a senior in high school.
  3. 3.
    Bad Yearbook Photo
    Solidified me as a clever, funny college freshman.
  4. 4.
    The Spirit of New Hampshire
    I pulled this together out of items I owned in an hour. I truly captured my NH roots. #LFOD
  5. 5.
    Jake Gyllenhaal in Brokeback Mountain
    This year @ebronstein and I really nailed this pairs costume.
  6. 6.
    Blue Power Ranger
    My mother made me a super cute bunny costume when I was a child and the night before Halloween I decided that I wanted to be a Blue Power Ranger so she was a saint and made me a fantastic costume.
  7. 7.
    Luke Danes
    Last year I wasn't going to ~do~ Halloween but then I learned that everyone was dressing up at work and I pulled this together REAL quick. Plus, it was timely because Gilmore Girls just went up on Netflix and everyone was rewatching.
  8. 8.
    1989 Christmas Edition
    Taylor Swift should honestly own this sweatshirt.
  9. 9.
    Emerson Kid Lion
    This was a very topical costume in 2011 when my college couldn't get enough of this self-referential meme, but it doesn't really hold up years later.
  10. 10.
    Pumpkin
    The cutest baby costume. 🎃
  11. 11.
    Lion
    My mom constructed a BEAUTIFUL lion's mane out of yarn.
  12. 12.
    12 Year Old College Student
    The theme of my 22nd birthday party was Minus A Decade so I dressed as my 12 year old college student self. It was fantastic.
  13. 13.
    Dalmatian
    My kindergarten costume would be ranked higher if I hadn't slipped in my Dalmatian slippers and smacked my head while running in the classroom.
  14. 14.
    Hilary Duff in A Cinderella Story
    This costume for my Jr. High movie characters themed school dance was SPOT ON but no one at my garbage school knew who I was.
  15. 15.
    Police Officer
    Complete with a cardboard police car masterpiece.
  16. 16.
    Bunny
    The costume my mother made that I swapped out for a Blue Power Ranger.
  17. 17.
    Cowgirl
    A solid look for this Hoedown Throwdown party.