Emma Machell and Jessica Devlin dressed up as their favorite animals, a cat and a fox, for Halloween when they were 9 and 10, respectively. Emma, now a seventh grader at West Junior High School, said it was so cold that night that they wore sweaters, sweat pants, sweatshirts and hats to keep warm. "We looked like colorful marshmallows waddling around the neighborhood." Emma said she remembers sorting and swapping candy with her friend.
"Dorothy" clicked her ruby red slippers and found herself back in Lawrence, Kansas, in time for trick-or-treating on Halloween in 1999. Hannah Fowler, seventh-grader at Central Junior High School, said her grandma made the costume. A Beanie Baby dog was used for Toto.
When Billy Barnes was 7 years old, he dressed up as a granny. Billy said his glasses and missing teeth contributed to his Halloween costume, which was completed with a cane and wig. Barnes is a seventh-grader at Southwest Junior High School.
Molly-Ann Wells, sophomore at Tonganoxie High School, was the Wells Blue Bunny when she was 2. She said despite being everything from Barney to a pumpkin, she thought this outfit was the most creative.
Victoria Gilman, an eighth-grader at West Junior High School, dressed as Pippi Longstocking in 1999. Victoria said she used face paint to create her freckles. She said long, striped toe socks helped complete her outfit. Pipe cleaners were used to make the braids.
Getting ready for Lawrence High School's Halloween dance as sophomores are, back row from left, Susan Schwartz, Erin Thimmesch and Kim McDonald; front row from left, Kelly Renfro, Amanda Gage, Jade Holmes and Ellen Hernly. They dressed up as "Wild Zoo Girls." The group won $50 in a costume contest. The teens celebrated by using the money for a dinner together.
Erica Lignell, 13, was Britney Spears for a friend's birthday party on Halloween. She said her jacket lit up and she enjoyed singing songs through a microphone. Erica, a seventh-grader at Southwest Junior High School, was 8 at the time.
Sarah Rew won a Halloween contest in 1999 at Rod's Hallmark with this '50s outfit. Sarah, a senior at Free State High School, said her mom made the outfit.
Alek Joyce dressed up as a breakfast table when he was a fourth-grader at Pinckney School. Joyce is a ninth-grader at Central Junior High School.