Before you fully commit yourself to Thanksgiving prep, I wanted to share some pictures from my Halloween weekend. Since it fell on a Saturday this year, I had the opportunity to dress up twice and fully took advantage of that. There have been years past when I’ve seriously made four different costumes. I was a little over the top back in my Halloween heyday. Just a little.
Speaking of days past, I’ve never felt quite so old on Halloween as I did this year and I kinda loved it. 3 Wishes graciously offered to supply me with a costume, and I was already familiar with the site because in college I’d skip their Halloween selection, go straight to the lingerie, order some of that, hot glue gun various crafts to it, and call it a costume. Yes, I was one of those girls, and no, there’s nothing wrong with that. This year though, I did the complete opposite. I browsed through until I found a few of their least risque costumes, and then got the brilliant idea to be Cecil the Lion and force Joe to dress up as The Dentist. I always think couple and group costumes are the best (last year we were Cruella & a dalmatian), and I’m ALL about comfort these days. Furry hoodie and warm furry leg warmers? Sounds too practical for this old lady to resist. 😉
The costume is supposed to be worn as a dress (you can see it here), but I found I could easily turn it into a shirt and wear it with leggings by folding a crease and tucking it into the top seam. I added to that a little lion-inspired face paint and voila! Queen of the MF jungle.
Joe lost interest in being the Dentist after quickly realizing I would get more attention than him (not even kidding haha), so for the second night of Halloween when we took the kids trick-or-treating, I decided to be a skeleton. I was feeling excited about my newfound face paint skills and wanted to try something new! Believe it or not, I actually had that spandex skeleton bodysuit laying around my closet already (if you know me, that probably doesn’t surprise you at all haha). About halfway through the skull make up, I started to worry that I’d look a little too freaky and scare the kids–especially the three-year-old. Luckily after some reassuring that I was “a nice skeleton” she came around and was actually totally into it! As long as I didn’t do this with my eyes …
Trick-or-treating was a blast but holy sh*t exhausting. We went back home around 8PM with full intentions of eating some of the kids’ candy after they fell asleep (don’t act like you haven’t been there!), but were too tired to stay up much later than them. My 22-year-old self would think me extremely lame, but honestly this was one of my favorite Halloweens to date. I loved getting back to what the holiday is really about–scary stories, candy, little kids trick-or-treating, haunted houses and candy.
Thanks to 3 Wishes for the awesome lion costume!
What’d you dress as for Halloween this year??