It was Halloween 1986 and our living room was being taken over by houseplants.
Charlotte thinks she invented this costume. She is certain there was no pattern. What there was, was lots and lots of fiberfill. The costume had to accommodate warm clothing underneath, so it was pretty big and bulky. You can't tell from the picture, but it made them look quite round all around, just like a pumpkin. The problem was, poor girls, it severely hampered their mobility so Charlotte and I had to carry them up long flights of front porch steps so they could trick or treat, one of us on either side. Ah, memories.
The costume is long gone now, but we still have a ton of houseplants.
photo Joe Daily's Scrapbook