Vanessa - Are your costumes ready? Me neither. Anyone that knows me knows that I am a last minute Halloweener. My best ideas don't appear until the final wire and then I'm frantically creating/sewing/gluing to get the darn thing done. I have a Gala tomorrow night to attend. I have a general idea, since it is a Gatsby Theme, so hopefully the juices start flowing soon! Definitely down to the wire.
I love fall, it's finally cooled down, there's crispness in the air and the decorations on everyone else's porches look great. Mine, not so much. But, Halloween is a chance for me to let my creative juices flow in the form of costumes. I love coming up with elaborate ideas.
Since Wren and her brother were little things, I have forced on them costumes that they may have not chosen on their own. Ok, I admit, would NOT have chosen on their own. Some of my notable favorites were Wren as a Copacabana Girl, fruit head piece and all, the Peacock was rather extravagant and the French Poodle was pretty cute. My all time favorite costume that I made for Chase was Captain Hook with his fancy lace embellished coat, the Mad Hatter was a close second and let me not forget his Gladiator with chariot and all. Yes, my kids often won the costume contest, but I can't say they loved all my ideas.
Wren - No, my mom's ridiculous costumes were not my ideal costumes. Especially since my friends got to have a store bought costume and I had to wear a "CREATION" fitting of Hollywood. But Halloween is always a fun day and I like to say that the only benefit I got out of my Catholic Elementary Education was the fun we had on Halloween day. We had a raffle, school wide parade, costume contest, coloring contest that I never won but wanted to and tons of food and junk all the moms brought in. Loved it! My most favorite costume was my pirate costume because it was the most normal, my mom didn't get too crazy, thank goodness since I was in 5th grade by then.
Vanessa - Obviously, we (Me) like to dress up around here. Although I do have a Gala to attend tomorrow, this year is a little sad in the dress-up category. We live in the best neighborhood ever with amazing neighbors and friends who tend to go all out for holidays. Halloween is no exception and one of our neighbors has hosted the most outrageous, beautiful, fun, crazy Halloween party for years. They've decided to take a break this year. Although we all understand, this is a very involved, expensive event to put on, we are bummed out. There was serious thought, research and preparation that took place not only for the generous hosts to get everything ready but for the party goers as well. The costume choices were SERIOUS business. We all had to start planning next years costume by Nov. 2 and keep it top secret for a year until the big reveal at the next annual party. We had Ken and Barbie IN their Mattel boxes, we had Dog the Bounty Hunter and his stunning wife Beth, my Hubby and I were personally some good ole fashioned white trash one year, there was a 5 year old Pageant winner in her poofy dress and babydolls, we had Scooby Doo and his whole crew and we even had Flavor Flav and Slash join us in years past, just to name a few standouts. Good times...
Wren - My mom has kept multiple costume boxes for years that she adds to all the time. Now you see why she needs me to help her clean out her closet. So much of the stuff that needs to go makes it no further than the Halloween boxes because she never knows when she might need it for next years costumes! But I must say we have a few items that are good old standbys that make it into SOMEONE's costume every year. They are our staple pieces, that add the finishing touch to everything. What do you think they are? Watch the video below to find out!
And this wasn't even for Halloween.
I think we must just really like to do crazy hair!
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