Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Take Me Back Tuesday & Flashback Friday

April 1993 
(I was 19yrs old)

In 1993 the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were all the rage.  So when I worked at Wendy's one of the Turtles paid a visit.
He posed with a couple of people I worked with.
Did you guess?....
The person in the costume was me!  Yes...kids came up and karate chopped me.
Yes, I dressed up as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.  While working at Wendy's I also dressed up as Wendy and did birthday parties and Snow White for a weekend (when they re-released it into the theaters).  I wish I had pictures of me in the Snow White costume. 

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20 Sweet Comments:


Oh how funny, I rememer doing a simlar thing and having kids trying to beat me up, not realising I was female!! x

Pesky Cat Designs said...

Too funny Melanie!
I hope those Karate chops were absorbed by that padded suit. LOL!

AlyGatr said...

TURTLE POWER! I love it. I worked at Sears when I was a Sr in high school...and in college...and I was shanghaied into dressing up as Winnie the Pooh. The costume was HOT...the fake head was torture...but the good thing was I was allowed to leave work 2 hours early but get my full schedule's pay because I was drenched in sweat when the whole "visit with Pooh" was done.

Jingle said...

Okay, that is just too fun! How cute were you?! I bet that made going to work a bit more fun!

Amy said...

Wow you sure did a lot of different things growing up. Have a great day..

Kari @ A Giveaway Addicted Mommy said...

Oh great. That theme song will be in my head ALL day. ::sing:: Turtles in a half shell - Turtle Power.

You make a cute turtle. :)

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Too funny!
You made a cute Ninja Turtle!!

Tesa said...

That's hilarious! How fun that must of been though. Great pictures.

Kimberly said...

You are so cute it's not even funny!

shopannies said...

love it my boys loved ninja turtles and I love that it is a girl in the getup and not a guy Radical

LT said...

I love it! I remember the big Ninja Turtle craze! That is so fun that you got to dress up, I bet the kids loved it!

Braley Mama said...

You are so sweet looking at that age, and now:)

beedeebabee♥ said...

I bet you were the perfect Snow White! Hugs, xoxo

julie said...

LOL - loooove the early 90's bangs and the scrunchie! :D

Lauren said...

Love it! :) I used to run around campus in the "Blood Hound" costume to promote blood drives & hand out lollipops... good times.

Christopher And Tia said...


I was a huge turtle fan. Which was kind of weird, since I'm a girl? I think it was all the time I spent hanging out with my cousin, haha.

Christina said...

I also was a turtles fan!

Nen said...

I loved TMNT!!! Ok, I still kinda do!

You were a good sport to dress up for all of that stuff! You probably brought a lot of smiles to a lot of little faces!

Sarah said...

I love it! That is SO cool. I would have loved to dress like a character! I remember how huge those guys were! I was 16 then.

littlepurpleroom said...

Oh you are so sweet.
And it is funny I saw this because like AlyGatr above I too did a stint as Winnie the Pooh. I was 16 and a woman I babysat for had sewn a big Winnie costume to wear to a party the year before.I had to wear a pillow in the front and one in the butt area. That year the families that I sat for got together and paid me to dress up and take the kids out.
I had a blast.

When my kids were little, we were going to the mall to trick or treat and I went to goodwill and bought navy pants and long sleeve shirt and a black belt. Because I had gotten a hat that looked like a cops hat at a yard sale. So I went to a toy store and got a set of handcuffs. And went as a "mall cop"
My friend I went with had sewn a Kermit costume for her son with a head you pulled on and it had ping pong balls for eyes. He got too hot so I wore his head and I was "Kermit the Cop".
One year I went to a halloween party for work and had on a whole clown costume and had to drive about 18 miles to the party. It was dusk when I left and I took the long way so I could drive through the city, I had a blast waving to people and watching kids go nuts in other cars when I stopped for red lights.

One of the best presents I ever gave to my daughter was a big box of dress ups I collected at thrift stores. She and her friends would stay busy for hours.

Thanks for the memories.

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