I love Halloween and especially getting to dress up. I think others find it quite humorous that I get just as excited as my kids to put on a costume! I think I rather embarrassed a friend one year on Halloween when she picked me up to run errands together and I was fully dressed as a black cat. Haha!
And what’s even better is the creation of the costume. I was completely shocked when I found out how expensive costumes are! So, in Savanna tradition, costumes have always been made, and I think they look so much cuter and more special (even though they are very cheaply done!).
It really started a few years after we were married–the year before we had a baby. Halloween 2010 was the year of the BAKER:
and the CUPCAKE:
I guess the baker one wasn’t “made” but rather assembled (thank you for the multi-purpose uniform, Drexel! 😉 ). How convenient my school uniform fit both of us! I liked the extra touch of flour on his cheeks.
Now starting at the top for my cupcake costume– I got a styrofoam bowl, cut off the lip, poked a hole with a green pipe cleaner for the stem, and covered the bowl in red felt. I taped it to a red headband I already had and voila! a “cherry on top”.
moving down, I twisted one of my bed sheets, wore a white shirt, and then twisted it around my body, tying the two ends of the bed sheet in a knot in back. Once the frosting was securely in place, I attached the felt “sprinkles” with just a little loop with the needle and thread, so that it would be easy to just snip off at the end of the night. Luckily I had a red skirt, tights, and flats. I drew faint white lines onto the skirt with either chalk or a sewing pencil (the type that disappears when wet, I can’t remember which one I used now).
A super cheap and cute couples costume that can be whipped (ha ha) up with very little work! I’ll be going through the years up to this year (which I still have yet to make a single costume! And only a few weeks left ahh!), so stay tuned for Halloween 2011! And you’re definitely not going to want to miss 2012, it was a good one. 🙂