The Longest Shortest Time

Costume Contest Winners 2016

Hey, it’s our first annual #LSThalloween costume contest!
Thanks to everyone who posted pictures of your kids, or throwbacks of yourself. Here at LST, we are partial to homemade creativity and absurdity. In fact, we were inspired to do a contest in the first place because of this Instagram image from listener Kimberly Jacobsen last year.


And now [drum roll, please] here are this year’s top three winners:

The Severed Head!

Baby Weightlifter

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Frida Kahlo + La Calavera Catrina (they’re sisters!)

When your 7 year old asks to be Frida Kahlo for Halloween, you know you're doing something right. #fridakahlo #NenxsDisfrazadxs #LSTHalloween

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La calavera catrina #LSTHalloween

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Remember Perry from Love Yurts? My friend who dropped out of his conventional life and started teaching at a survival school? And remember how one of the things I love about him is how extreme he gets with his Halloween costumes? Here’s what he came up with this year. I think he’s outdone himself.


This is Perry’s reenactment of the chestburster scene from Alien. Cute, Perry, but I figured this getup would be impossible to wear for trick-or-treating. Nope, he says there’s a Baby Bjorn in there.

This family went all out for Back to the Future.

But actually, you don’t need to get fancy to be Marty McFly.

Votes for women!

Now I want a live one of these in my garden.

Remember Emily from My Best Friend’s Baby? She was pregnant with her second child when that episode came out. Here’s that new kid, and she’s already on the Supreme Court!

#ruthbabyginsburg #ruthbaderginsburg #notoriousrbg

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We love this over-it sunflower.

I took some photos of my daughter in costume with my "real camera", but this quick #iphoneshot might be my favorite. Because although my sunflower was having a blast, her expression here matches the weather. Just a quick shot to showcase this cute 🌻 in the costume her dad made for her!! His homemade flower headdress and leaf gloves were a huge hit everywhere we went. And I got to buy an all green outfit she can wear whenever – jammies from @primarydotcom and the cutest corduroy overalls from @miniboden_ How I wish they all came in my size! This little sunflower of mine has a Halloween candy hangover or maybe a virus, and is watching the Goonies for the zillionth time while I edit. Having a kid is so much exhaustion, so much wonder, so much patience, and SO much fun. . #jessamynhasapersonallife #symphysue #jessamynharrisphotography #halloweenkids

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And this broom-obsessed kid!

Posting for the #LSTHalloween – a little throwback to Miles costume last year. Head custodian/janitor extraordinaire. Coveralls, custom name badge with photo, keys on an extending keychain, broom and branded mop bucket! What can we say, the kid loved brooms. @longestshortesttime

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What were YOUR kids this year?
Keep on posting with #LSThalloween. We wanna see!