Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Playing Dress Up

Last week I mentioned my dilemma as I tried to figure out what to be for Halloween. It really came down to two choices (and I almost did both).

Alas, Richard Simmons will have to be saved for another Boo Day.

This year (I say that like I dress up for Halloween all the time) I was...

A lady of the 40's.

"Why, honey, can I get you a something to drink before a I pull a hot meal from the oven?"

I was at a family's for a Halloween get-together. They live in an older home and recently got these great retro appliances. How perfect to pair them with my dress. Sort of fun to (briefly) play the role of The Happy Housewife; all dolled up, in heels, pulling a hot dinner out of the oven. Ha! But man, ladies of the 40's, that do is not so easy to do.

Derek shaved a little pencil mustache to go with his 40's look. It totally worked for the "costume" but not so much for me. It's amazing how a strip of facial hair can change a person's face. Let's just say the mustache didn't last past Halloween night. But he certainly looked the part. That second pic is my whole fam. How 'bout those zombie children? So beautiful. And that cowboy couple? Too funny. My dad's 'stache totally crippled him. He couldn't eat or drink and was constantly pulling hair out of his mouth (it didn't stay on long).

I have to say, I live in the greatest town when it comes to Halloween. (Yes, I am saying my town is better than your town! But I do think yours is quite lovely.) Downtown completely shuts down at 4:00 pm every year and the kids (plus their parents) parade down the street and then they trick-or-treat all the stores. And the stores are great, not giving gross little hard candy's like peppermints. They give the good stuff. Gotta love it!

And, how about these cool family creations? The first is the haunted gingerbread house my entire family made for a school project with the girls (it took about three weeks). And the feather hair clip I wore was made by my sister-in-law. She makes the cutest stuff for kids and adults called HairCandy. You can find her on Etsy HERE.


Kim Baker said...

You guys look fabulous! How fun. I can't remember Sam ever dressing up for Halloween, so you've inspired me to make him coordinate with me next year.

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

looks fun! i was a writer for halloween :)

Stephanie Perkins said...

You look SO CUTE! I love it!

(And I want your friends' refrigerator.)

CKHB said...

Fab costumes! I especially like the zombie cheerleader concept.

Cuppa Jolie said...

Ah, thank all! It was a whole lot of fun! I might think about doing it again next year. :)