Hi friends, Tom and I went to a Halloween costume party this last weekend so naturally our creative project last week was figuring out our costumes! Our friends have this party every year and it’s always a lot of fun. It’s such a blast to see everyone in their crazy costumes and dressing up myself is one of the big reasons I love Halloween so much…. how often do we get to look totally ridiculous or silly and it be acceptable??? Here’s some of our costumes from previous years:
Cupid and her Prisoner of Love
Ozzy Osbourne and his Hallucination of Sharon
This year I thought it would be fun for me to go as Medusa and Tom to go as a Man of Stone (since of course he can’t but help to look into my eyes)! I can’t take credit for this idea though…I found pics of some other couples that went as this when I was perusing the internet for couples costumes ideas.
My costume was pretty easy to pull together. I was able to purchase the dress and wig online. However, I wanted to jazz the wig up a little and have snakes coming out of it from every direction, so I bought a pack of rubber snakes from Amazon and then attached several of them to the wig with green floral wire. The costume also came with a tiara headband but I had trouble getting it to look right when I put it under or over the wig, so I ended up cutting off the elastic and then wiring it to the wig as well.
For Tom’s costume, he purchased a grey Henley type shirt and grey cords from Target. Then he made crack marks on the shirt using a black Sharpie and grey spray paint. He put grey grease makeup all over this face, neck and hands and then I made some crack marks on his face and neck with a black eyeliner. He was such a trooper to deal with that makeup all night!!!
We tend to end up either making or tweaking our costumes every year, so it’s definitely a labor of love. But it’s always worth it because we have a great time once we’re all dressed up. Good news is we think we already have our costume ideas for next year…so check back in a year to see those!!!
Now that I’ve seen some Big Trick or Treaters this weekend, I can’t wait to see all the little ones in a few days!!!!