Booooootiful Costumes

“Halloween is the one night a year when girls can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it” – Mean Girls Quote

Halloween used to be one of my favorite holidays.  I love getting dressed up and my sister and I would plan for a solid 6 months, what our costumes would be.  I have the most amazing grandmother would would sew each and every one of our costumes. From Padme (Starwars) to an astronaut, to a waitress, and yes, my sister was even a Chocolate bar.

On the cross-country team, we would all dress up for school and then for our annual fun run through the town.  Previous costumes included: pirates, cheetahs, hippies, and fairies 

I guess it used to be a scavenger hunt, but I it sort of fell apart, so instead we did the entire 5 miles in fairy wings.  I guess it is practice if I want to run a half marathon in a costume.  Some people do and power to them.

I think our costume ideas were genius until I reached middle school.  I have no idea what happened, but it wasn’t pretty.  Everything sort of fell apart and I no longer had the creativity I used to.  That is until THIS YEAR! I told my best friend Liz that we were GOING to have a legitimate costume for Halloween.  I didn’t want to walk around and have people ask, “What are you?”  I wanted them to KNOW.  Ok, that being said, I had thrown around ideas of M&Ms, PacMan characters, Crayola Crayons, and even Loofas (how cool is the last one? If you don’t know, it’s that scrubber you use in the shower)

Here we are (Liz, Eddie, Kaitlin) as cats.  Notice how Eddie is rocking the pink mask.  I went for my favorite … CHEETAH PRINT! Probably one of my favorite pictures 🙂Here we are as 4 of the 5 “Village People” although there is technically no fireman in the Village People.  Please tell me you know who the Village People are.  There were two instances when I told people what we were going to be and they had no clue who or what the Village People were.  Really?

As for tomorrow’s festivities? We plan to have a lovely night in while the rest of the school goes insane.  I’m thinking a solid chili or crock-pot meal in our future, some Halloween surprise goodies, and of course some spooky movie classics.  Not exactly sure how the whole “scary movie” thing will work out.  I’m quite afraid of most spooky things, so when all else fails, you can find me watching Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin 🙂
What are you planning to do for Halloween?  Any good costume ideas? What was your favorite costume as a child?
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2 thoughts on “Booooootiful Costumes

  1. Love the Village People idea! I have friends who did that in college 🙂 Last year, my boyfriend and I dressed up as Mormons…bike helmets, backpacks, and all 🙂

    My friend recently bought a house (omg) in our parents’ neighborhood, and I live downtown so I probably won’t get trick-or-treaters.. So I’m planning on going to her house and baking or watching movies (Charlie Brown is on my list too!) while we hand out candy!

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