Welcome to #ThrowbackThursday! This week, we’re doing Throwback Thursday early to look back at early Halloween memories from the Mojo team.
Angela Leavitt, Founder & Chief Mojo-Making Officer
I was five years old when my mom made me this Tweety Bird costume for Halloween. I remember it had a funny tail that everyone laughed at when I would turn around, and I remember it getting a little stuffy in there while trick or treating with my cousins.
Regardless, this is definitely one of my top costumes of all time! Maybe I’ll have my mom make a bigger version for me next year.
Juliana Kenny, Content Manager
I must be about 4 in this photo, and my adult self is proud of the level of drama I brought to the moment here. My favorite Halloween memory is an annual one: my mom would write down the exact number of trick-or-treaters we would get to the house.
It was a rudimentary level of data analysis, and intriguing to compare the soars and dips in number of visitors year-over-year as we recalled the weather or other factors.
Justine Dolorfino-Thieman, Digital Strategist
I put a lot of energy into cosplay throughout the year, and maybe that’s why I don’t do a lot of actual celebration for Halloween nowadays – I’m probably still recovering from all of the time and money invested in getting costumes ready for the big show in July.
As a kid, of course, Halloween was my solo costume event and I have vague memories of attacking every year’s trick or treating with gusto. I don’t remember a lot about these penguin escapades, but I’m sure I had a good time.
Andrea McCarter, Project Coordinator
Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. I have so many great memories of dressing up and trick-or-treating in a neighborhood that was a few blocks north of our ours. All the kids would go there because the neighborhood was known for giving out full candy bars instead of just the fun-sized candies.
This picture is only from a few years ago, but it felt appropriate to feature because my dog, Coco, recently passed away. I’m dressed as a flapper and she is dressed as an (unhappy) bumble bee. She only wore the costume for about an hour because she kept trying to shake her antennas off. I never understood people’s obsession with dressing up their animals, until I saw Coco in this costume!
Tom Ladeau, Social Media Manager
Being the youngest I had the support of the rest of my family when it came to Halloween costume time. My brother and dad helped me decide what I wanted to be and my mom made the costume. My mom put a lot of effort into each of our costumes every year, so I was always excited to plan it out with her.
She was secretly disappointed the year I just wanted to be a ghost because all that costume required was a couple easy modifications of a white sheet—not my finest costume year.
Michael McCarthy, Account Executive
Halloween was always my favorite holiday as a kid. Every year we had a neighborhood block party and there was always fun activities for the kids, like piñatas and pumpkin carving. I also had a huge sweet tooth so while trick or treating I would try and get as much candy as possible.
My brother and I usually dressed up as the same thing but as we got older our costumes got more unique.