Here are some “vintage” pumpkin photos for Halloween.
The year before that, I was thrilled by this photo of a pumpkin carved to look like rapper Rick Ross.
I was so amused by the inclusion of Ross’s notorious self-portrait necklace that I tracked down the rap-o-lantern creator and interviewed him for the Huffington Post.
I also dug up a Halloween photo from 2001. My friends and I went as “four bad-ass chicks from the Moulin Rouge.” We brought along one fine-lookin’ pimp.
We had a lot of fun with our makeup.
Halloween was especially exciting that year. We were all still traumatized by 9/11. The smell and the smoke from the ruins was in the air for weeks. I recall it as still being present at Halloween, but perhaps that’s a false memory. Anyway, it seemed like a big deal to go out and act normal and lighthearted. I got my first digital camera specifically for the occasion.