Adoption STAR Staff’s Halloween Past

Whether you are a kid getting ready to go Trick-or-Treating or a parent preparing to brave the weather and take your child trick-or-treating, Halloween can be a fun holiday for all involved. The Adoption STAR staff took a few minutes this week to gather their old Halloween costume photos and answer a few questions about their favorite Halloween memories! Enjoy!

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Favorite Halloween memories

NAME What was your favorite Halloween costume as a kid? What is your favorite Halloween candy? What age did you stop trick-or-treating? What movie scared you most as a kid? What are you going to be for Halloween this year?
Michele loved dressing up in costumes as a child and even though we didn’t go “trick or treating” i loved handing out candy. snickers I wasn’t permitted to trick our treat as a child so i “began” trick or treating with my children Ghost Story My favorite costume is my witch costume!
Sue K. wish I could remember, but Halloween wasn’t the big holiday in our family. Christmas was. whoppers or smarties my mom thinks I stopped at 12 years, but I continued in secret with friends until I was 15. The Birds, with Phase 4 being a close second A candy giver!
Missy Princess m&m’s and hersey’s bar 12? Pet Cemetery (saw it when I was 9 and still terrified of that movie) nothing (was going to be a peacock)
Shannon My favorite halloween costume as a kid was when I dressed as a cow girl! I really loved that out fit so much, even after halloween, I kept wearing it! haha. My favorite halloween candy are fun-sized milky ways!! yum! I trick or treated until I was in high school. My friends and I used to go and have a great time! haha. The movie that scared me most as a kid is Hocus Pocus. I still think it is so suspenseful!! For halloween this year I will probably not be dressing up 🙁 although I do love halloween because it is a huge holiday for my boyfriend’s family. It is a tradition to carve pumpkins and have a contest! we line them all up and have the trick or treaters pick their favorite one!
Sue S. girl from 1940’s banana laffy taffy 18 the exorcist and the sentinel Myself
Angela Ballerina Reese cups ???  


Myself 🙂
Michael I was E.T. one year while in elementary school.  My mother made my costume and it was AMAZING (as evidenced by the fact that I won “best costume” in a school wide costume contest that year). Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Not exactly sure….at some point in early on in my high school career, I think. I never really saw any scary movies as a child.  As a teenager, I’d have to say “Poltergeist” was pretty darn scary, as was “The Shinning.”  Oh wait….“The Exorcist” is terrifying, too!  I think all three of these terrified me equally. I’m happy to report that my mother is continuing her tradition of sewing Halloween costumers;  not for me anymore, but fore my son (who is going to be the Tin Man from the “The Wizard of Oz”).
Lori I can’t remember back that far!! Snickers Last time out was a freshman in high school and our group all went as hippies – it was just the early 70’s after all! Any and all Dracula movies I haven’t worn a costume in years, but do wear the Halloween orange and black complete with spider/ghost earrings when passing out candy to the trick-or treaters!
Zack star trek character reeses peanut butter cups freshman in high school i love scary movies! not sure if i will dress up
Angel frankensteins bride Twix Candy Bars 8th grade The Halloween movies with Michael Meyers Witch
Lynlee My favorite Halloween costume was definitely Belle from Beauty and the beast I’m a peanut butter and chocolate girl so Reese’s was always what I ate first!! I think the last time I went trick-or-treating I was a sophomore in college. Friends and I went out just for fun!! I do not do well with scary movies. The Sixth Sense really creeped me out. An Angry Bird (the red one)!
Emma I loved being a pumpkin. Candy-Corn! i Still Trick-or-Treat, but this is going to be my last year (17). The Scream Series scares me the most ! i Want to be a Smurf for Halloween this year.
Alex So many to choose from…Michaelangelo from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ranks up there, but I think number one will always be the year I was my musical hero, Paul McCartney. Tie between Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Three Musketeers In eighth grade I was Dennis Rodman for Halloween and that was my last year of trick-or-treating Definitely Wizard of Oz. The Flying Monkeys are very unsettling to an eight year old. Doc Brown from “Back to the Future”