Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween!

I know it's technically not Halloween yet, but it sure feels like it to me.  We live in the Bible Belt and so a lot of neighborhoods will be giving candy out tonight.  I'm planning to have candy available both nights, just in case.  

Han decided at the last minute that she in fact, did want to dress up this year.  We just happened to be in a thrift store (shocker, I know) and we were able to throw something together really fast.  She said she wanted to be Willy Wonka and so I headed back to the ladies' suits and found a horrid purple blazer. It has SHOULDER PADS, people!  I think maybe Clair Huxtable wore it back in the day.  When we were looking for a top-hat, we found the perfect ruffled shirt, just hanging out of place, right there!  The last thing we were able to get at the thrift store, was found over in the Christmas section.  An awesome giant candy cane.  I bought the top-hat at our local 5&10 store.

Here's the end result, which I think looks pretty dang good.

Charles and I aren't dressing up this year, but I wanted to share a few of my favorite, homemade costumes from the past.

Melanie from The Birds - Halloween 2003

 Helen Roper from Three's Company - Halloween 2007 (the name-tag says, "Come and knock on MY door!"

Charles as a Mad Scientist - Halloween 2003
He made it himself!

Charles as a Wendy's Zombie - Halloween 2007
He made the shirt AND the wig!

close-up shot of the shirt

While these aren't fully homemade, I think I did an awesome job on make-up.
The Coven - mys sis, Han and myself .  Halloween 2008.  Doesn't Han look mean???

Ha ha.  I love this one!

and this one too!

Last year, I learned how to do Zombie make-up with liquid latex and toilet paper. 

Go here to find out how to do it.

Hope everyone has a great rest of the weekend.  I'll be back on Monday to announce the winner of my Follower Appreciation Giveaway, but then I'm taking the rest of next week off.  The ol' homestead needs some sprucing up.  I've not really organized much since Jan and its time to do that again.  

3 crafty peeps said:

  1. I love all your costumes. I'm still laughing at the brilliance of the Wendy's zombie!

  2. So no dressing up this year 'cause it's too much work? Those costumes are awesome! The bird one is just. . whoa. Awesome.

    So yeah-- our Halloween is over. We're in Utah and that means Halloween on Saturday, and so trick or treating is done. I'm okay with that. :)

  3. Love the costumes!! Especially the witches!!
    Happy Halloween!