October 30, 2015

Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus

Helllllllllooooooooooooo, Friday. Thank you so much for showing up, I've missed your pretty face since we chatted last week. I CANNOT believe tomorrow is Halloween. Didn't we just start Anne of Green Gables month? Crazy the holiday season starts on Sunday and call me crazy but I CAN'T WAIT! Bring on the hustle & bustle and ALL THE FOOD!

While I'm not a big Halloween girl anymore, I've done my fair share of complex and fun costumes. You know, back when I actually went out for Halloween weekend and such. Man, I've gotten super lame and old, haha. Today I'm sharing my five favorites in place of my usual Friday post. #becauseonhalloween #costumes

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1] Mario & Luigi: My roommate & created these costumes, the year before they became popular. We bought the fabric, sewed the jumpers, made the buttons, hats and question mark box for our purses and then bought the rest. I loved how they turned out and the fact I could still use the shoes and shirt. All night long we said 'POWER UP' and everyone thought it was awesome! #aheadofthetimes #homemadeforthewin

2] Three Wise-men Shot [Johnny Walker Black]: This was my first foray into intensely homemade costumes and while it was a lot of work the results were completely worth the effort. All night we were complimented on our creativity and I enjoyed being a walking billboard for an alcoholic beverage. I also got a free shot, woohoo. Thankfully the weather was nice that night, otherwise I would have been a drink on the rocks. #homemadecostumeforthewin #mosttediouslabelever

3] Baseball player: The first Halloween Le Husband and I spent together we had only been dating three+ months, so no way were we buying a couples costume. But, our kickball team was going out so we decided to try and throw something together, in the eleventh hour. Somehow we landed on me being a college baseball player [since he was an assistant coach] and he would go as the morning after girl. It was HILARIOUS, but I'm not going to post a picture of Le Husband in a skirt here, because he'd kill me for sure. Not only did we pull of a fun costume, I was the most comfortable I'd ever been on Halloween. #baseballpantsforthewin #comfycostumesrock

4] Mackenzie from Toddlers and Tiaras: This was hands down one of the most fun costumes to wear and one that every girl knew upon sight. I was able to repurpose a birthday dress as my 'beauty' dress and the rest came together quite nicely. Sportyspice did an amazing job as my mother and the tan line streak was a huge hit. Of course, that Halloween it decided to snow so it was a bit chilly in the beginning but we made it work. BTW, posing, doing cupcake arms and making beauty faces all night is a lot of fun! #youaredrivingmenuts #cupcakehands #nonoway #snowinoctoberwth
 

5] Despicable Me [Agnes]: Our first FAMILY costume project was the year before Le Husband proposed, but I knew he was the one when he let me dress him as Gru. Despicable Me is a family favorite and so naturally the three sisters wanted to dress up as the cute lil girls, but we knew no one would recognize us without our Gru. Enter Le Husband. We threw this costume together in a week and I think it turned out pretty nicely don't you?!? #unicornsilovethem #familypicturebeforewewerefamily



What are some of your favorite Halloween costumes? Which costume of mine do you think was the best? Which do you think I could pull off again?

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I can't sign off today without wishing my beautiful friend, JANNA, a happy, happy birthday! Wishing you a day just as fabulous and wonderful as you. I loved our blate, way back when and hope to see you soon soon soon! Love you sweet mama. Give lil Charlie a kiss for me! xoxo


psdotcom: Stay safe tomorrow night, friends. Dress up, act dumb and enjoy your drinks but make sure you have a buddy and look out for your friends. I want everyone to get home safe, okay?!?! xoxo

40 comments:

Not A Mom said...

You've been some awesome things! Loving all these halloween posts!
Linds @ Not A Mom

BLovedBoston said...

You nailed the despicable me costume and I'm dying over the toddlers and tiara one - so many good ones! Hope you have a great weekend! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

WOw you guys have gotten pretty creative with your costumes! The Toddlers and Tiaras one had me cracking up! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

Cara@HomespunKitchen said...

Love your outfits!! So creative...

Michelle said...

Come over and dress me for Halloween! I don't usually dress up, may have to change now that the grandbabies are involved. Have a great weekend.

tattooedteacherintexas.com said...

Those are some amazing costumes!!! Super creative!

Ashley Greenwell said...

Hahaha oh my gosh, the Despicable Me costumes are my favorite. I love that your husband dressed up as GRU. He totally looks the part!

Alexis Rochester said...

So many fun costumes! I miss dressing up like that in college. Now we stay home for the tons of trick or treaters, but I always wear my witch hat ;) Happy Friday!

Alexis @ www.chemistrycachet.com

Pam said...

Your costumes are amazing! I had to check out your blog after you made a sweet comment on mine. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great Halloween! :)

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

Hahahahah! I love the Three Wisemen one!

Kathy@MoreCoffeeLessTalky said...

i love the SMB one!! this one guy at a halloween party came as mario but he was an engineer so he managed to somehow make a "floating" box above his head and when he jumped up, a coin popped out! it was so awesome.

Kerri Taylor said...

love it! dressing up is so fun :) i stopped for a few years but this year i'm (kinda) back at it haha. love the minions! have a great weekend girly!

xoxo cheshire kat

Alisha said...

LOVED these throw backs, too funny! The Despicable Me one was too much. So funny!

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

oh my gosh, all these costumes are amazing!
and yes, Gru totally makes the girls costumes work - love it all!!
good point about staying safe tomorrow night - i'm going out, but too old to be careless anymore like i used to be. gotta be responsible!

Veronica-VeroSays! said...

You are so festive with the dress up! So fun! I'm never that creative! Love Mario and Luigi! So classic! Happy Halloween!!

Laura Darling said...

Love these costumes. The three wiseman is hilarious.

Erin said...

Oh my gosh girl you ROCK halloween! The toddlers and tiaras one has got to be my favorite. So clever!
-Erin (No Bohns About It)

Darcy said...

So many fantastic costumes! I am dressing up for the first time in like 4 years this year1
www.amemoryofus.com

Leslie said...

You have done such fun costumes! What great times!

Shayna @ The Fancy Yancey said...

Love all of these!! SO fun!!

Jen said...

These costumes are so much fun! So creative!

Meghan @ Me as Meghan said...

This costumes are awesome...you are so creative/crafty! I went as a toddler in tiara one year and it was a blast because most everyone got it right away once they saw the pacifier and tiara together!

Kendra Petrellese said...

Wow lady!! You are SO CLEVER when it comes to costumes!! I feel like I always have these great ideas but I can never implement them. I'm gonna have to take a page out of your book!
Thanks for sharing!!

Bekah @ Love is Pink said...

The Mackenzie costume?! omg haha how did I not think of that back in the day! She was always my favorite haha

Trista @ The Classy Chaos said...

My favorite is the Mario and Luigi. And I am doubly impressed that you made them! Happy Weekend!

Illegally Blonde said...

Wow! I was never creative and do not have photos of any Halloween. next year family costumes for the win!

Kayla MKOY said...

HA!!! The Despicable Me ones are the BEST! My friend from work and his wife + kids are all doing that this year...he even shaved his HUGE beard to play Gru. I've known this guy for years, and he's always had that beard! That's commitment! ;) I hope you have a fun Halloween!!!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I am dying laughing at the Mackenzie costume. Hilarious.

Happy halloweekend!

Nadine Lynn said...

Love all of your costumes but I was LOL'ing at "the three wise men" now that is awesome!!! Happy Halloween!

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

I seriously don't know which of your precious costumes was my favorites because they're all awesome, but especially the Despicable Me and Toddlers & Tiaras ones! And major win for the baseball player costume and being comfortable! Sometimes getting super dressed up is a pain!

Jessi @ Jessi's Design said...

hahah yesssss these are fantastic!!!

Pink and Fabulous said...

Girl, when you go out, you go OUT. Those are some seriously awesome costumes and I cannot believe you handmade them!!

Crystal said...

Such awesome costumes! Creative homemade kind are always the best!

Jen Arthur said...

Hopped over from the Friday Favorites linkup! What a fun post! I love seeing all your costumes -- seriously creative! And super impressive that you made them all yourself. I always have big plans for that and then my laziness wins over! ha!
xo, Jen @ bellenbrooks.com

Nikki @ makeupHER said...

Girl you've had some amazing Halloween costumes, but that Despicable Me one kills me!!! How awesome that you got your hubs to dress like Gru!

Brianne said...

I love all of your costumes! This is the first year ever I haven't dressed up & I've been ok with it because I've been so busy lately & didn't really want to do a whole lot. But now reading this I'm a little sad... I'll have to make up for it next year!

Katie Elizabeth said...

I love them all, but I think the 3 wise men is my favorite!! So funny! I'm super lame when it comes to Halloween now, too - actually I always have been considering I would just throw on a jersey and go as some sort of 'athlete' every single year, ha! Hope you had a good weekend!

All Things Big and Small said...

You are so creative! I always have loads of ideas after Halloween for the next year and never get around to doing them! Good for you! I hope you had a wonderful Halloween!

Annie- All Things Big And Small

Laura Marie Keenan said...

Your Despicable Me is officially my favorite! Love all the creative costumes!!!

Della Preston said...

I love those costumes especially the Toddlers and Tiaras costume. You are so creative. I hope you had a great Halloween. I share the excitement with you on the holidays. I can't wait! Thanks for linking up to H54F!

Della @ Della Devoted
www.delladevoted.com