Monday, October 26, 2009

Found: Treasure at the DI

So, I went over to DI thrift store to see if I could find a plain white sheet for my halloween costume. They didn't have a white sheet (they did have 70's flower designs, stripes, & snoopy sheets, but no white ones)

Instead I came home with this... (picture in my hand is me wearing it as a kiddo)


Can you believe it?!?

That's the same Halloween costume as my favorite Rainbow Brite one growing up. It's made from this McCall's pattern in the 80's (pattern on the left, adorable baby Liv on the right)

Since Saturday, I've searched everywhere for the pattern but they are sold out everywhere.

Seriously though, what are the chances of finding one just like it? I happily paid the $5 for it & tried to explain to the cashier why I was so excited. He just nodded with a blank look on his face. But I'm in heaven!

I'm thinking I'm going to have my dad help me restore it for the ol' Syd-o. It was a happy day!

So, what are your favorite childhood Halloween costumes?

15 comments:

EriKa said...

I LOVED Rainbow Brite!!!! That's fabulous!

Dad said...

So cool! I think the original costume, which was made by your mom, went to Erin Brandvold when you grew out of it. I hope it was passed down to several other little girls, because it got great reviews by other jealous mothers(and also it was warm on cold Halloween nights).

Amber said...

I have a picture of me in that same costume... it wasnt mine, it was a friends that she let (actually her mom made her let) me wear. I thought it was the coolest thing ever because I LOVED Rainbow Bright. What a great find!!!

Olivia Carter said...

Erika- I know, didn't we all want to be Rainbow Brite?

Dad- I can't remember where mine went but I'm sure it got lots of use out of it.

Amber- such a great costume. I've got to fix it up for Syd-o!

Kristal said...

I love finding stuff like that! That is soo exciting! Woot!

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

How fun! I loved Rainbow Brite growing up!

Esther Noelle said...

Oh man and here I was thinking the costume was gonna fit YOU Now! :) Your pic of you when you're little in it is too cute!

Dawn said...

Passed from Erin Brandvold to Ali Abegg

Ms. Erin said...

I loved wearing that costume!!

Olivia Carter said...

Kristal- I know... so wild, huh?

Debbie- I know rainbow Brite was the BOMB!

Es- Ha! Yeah, not to much going to fit me.

Dawn- Wow! Cool! I wonder where is went from there?

Erin- I know it's a great one. And oldy but a goody.

April Carter said...

You were the cutest rainbow bright. I can't believe you found one like it. I love Halloween.

Cindy said...

WOW! That's amazing! You look so cute as a wee one!

Olivia Carter said...

April- I know wild. Just like it. Though you can tell it's not the same because the work is not as good as my parents sewing is.

Cindy- I know... isn't it wild. I'm sad I lost that blonde hair of mine!

Christie said...

http://www.hottopic.com/hottopic/Halloween/Rainbow-Girl-Costume-232737.jsp

Susan said...

I was Jem one year. My grandma made my costume. Every time I think of childhood halloween, I think of the year that I was Jem. Do you remember Jem and the Holograms? I loved that show. I never got to be Rainbow Brite, but I loved her.