I used to think of Halloween as just for kids though lately more and more adults are dressing in costumes for the holiday. Among my mother’s photos, I found one showing her in costume as an adult. Apparently back in the fifties, there were grown-up costume parties in Kansas.
The photo seems to be at her parent’s home near Madison. I’ve never heard the story about this outfit but know her parents took a trip to Mexico at one time. They brought back a pair of bird pictures made of feathers. Perhaps the sombrero and the serape are souvenirs from the McGhee’s trip as well.
The light-colored, long-sleeved blouse looks silky in texture. She’s wearing slacks with it. Up until she had her 5th child, she only weighed 90 pounds.
I must ask my aunt if this photo of her came from that same occasion?
Update: My aunt had several more photos from this occasion. She remembers that it was a party, but not who held it or how they celebrated.
Are you dressing up for this Halloween? Tell me about your costume.