The Care Bear Stare

When I was about 5, my little sister and I decided wanted to be Care Bears for Halloween (I'm Cheer Bear, she's Baby Hugs Bear for those of you who are keeping track). My mom was amazing with a sewing machine; she crafted those hooded numbers out of pink fur and felt alone. The best part is that when she made 'em, we were so excited that we wouldn't have to wear jackets over our super snuggly bear suits. Sadly, it turned out to be one of the warmest Halloweens on record, and we were sweaty and itchy (this may or may not have played a role in my sad face). Still, it's one of the best and most labor-intensive costumes I've ever worn and the photos are priceless. Thanks, mom!