31 October 2011

Happy Halloween!

by Veronica

It's here, it's here! The house has been spook-ified, the candy is purchased. Now all we have to do is wait for the Trick-or-Treaters to arrive!

Isn't it so much fun to see all of the kids dressed up in their costumes? Here in Michigan, we usually see children all bundled up with their costumes on OVER their hoodies and sweatpants. Nothing like a princess with mittens on!

My husband and I went to our friends' annual Halloween Party on Saturday and had a great time! The first year we went, we were dressed up as Diddy and Dixie Kong (from the Donkey Kong video games). Last year, we were BP Oil Spill Workers. So this year, I told my husband that I wanted to be something 'pretty'. No monkey costume; no coveralls.

I thought and thought and finally settled on my costume. I wanted to be a Trophy Wife. They do actually make a costume for this. But I'm a DIY-er! I purchased a gold top/mini-dress and some gold leggings (I'm SURE I'll use those again - kidding!), added some accessories and gold makeup and VOILA! - a Trophy Wife!

The sash was actually my husband's idea (kudos, Honey!). We didn't want people asking all night, "What are you supposed to be?", so we figured that a sash would do the trick. But where was I going to find a sash to decorate? Creative Hubby to the rescue! He suggested that I purchase a white plastic tablecloth and fashion my sash out of that. What a great idea! I folded my dollar store tablecloth in half, cut out my sash shape, glued the ends together and decorated it with black vinyl (using my Cricut for the letters), rhinestones and Stickles.

We like for our costumes to complement each other, so to go along with my Trophy Wife costume, he went as a 'Hugh Heffner-type'. I think he just wanted to wear pajamas! *wink*

Funny side note: As I sat in his truck in my skin-tight leggings and itchy top on our way to the party, I looked at him and said, "Well, at least ONE of us is comfortable..."

We had a great time at the party and I'm looking forward to showing off my costume to the neighbors as we sit on our front porch to pass out candy tonight. The costume might not have the same affect when I wear a long sleeved shirt underneath it, but I'm sure my neighbors will appreciate the idea.

Happy Halloween!

- Veronica


  1. You all look soo cute!!! Very creative!!!
    Puppy Hugs,
    Wendy aka Roo

  2. OMG!!! You two look ADORABLE!!!! What a GREAT idea!!!;)
    Big Huge Hugs,


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