Monday, October 1, 2012

October = Lots Of Leaves And Halloween

It is October. 

Boy Oh Boy how time flies! People are always saying it. And they sure are right!
In honor of my Fall-decorating, count-down-the-holidays-for-months-in-advance friend, Mary, I am going to kick off the Fall season with a little Halloween costume inspiration post.

Seriously, in August Mary starts talking about how Christmas is only about a month away. 

I am not a fall-decorating-fool like Mary. I can see myself headed in that direction but I am not there yet. I think the reason for my hesitation is the 4,000 boxes of holiday decorations that my mom had in our attic. 

Mary, the amount of decorations my mom had would send you running to The Holiday Haus! After growing up watching all of the energy my mom put into covering the house with Kwanza teddy bears, ceramic pumpkins, and Easter egg pillows I am in no rush to do it myself.

But what I do like is Halloween costumes! Especially, home-made ones. Here are some of my favorites:


  • Pinata! How clever!
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  • Robot! What a sweet lil guy!
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  • Caterpillar. A fun and easy DIY.
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  • Ipod. Silly group costume.

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  • ICE CREAM MAN! This little cutie is a boy who is normally in a wheel chair. What an amazing idea to turn his wheel chair into the coolest ice cream truck I have ever seen!

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  • Baby Carrying Man. Scott stumbled upon this video. The man is dressed up to look like a baby is actually carrying him. The best photos I could get are just a couple of screen shots. It is definitely the funniest baby costume I have ever seen!




  • Shower Costume! Back in about 1989, my sister's best friend, Tiffany, made a Halloween costume just like the one below. I have a feeling that this guy copied her. I wish I had a photo of her costume. It was spectacular! What a clever 10 year old!

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  • Owl City! Cute idea.
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  • The Belly! I have a lot of pregnant friends right now. Ladies, bust out the non-toxic paints and get to work please.
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  • Mario and Luigi. Christina "Stewey" Dorfler is getting a lot of love on the blog these days. She and her husband, Jeff, dressed up as Mario and Luigi a few years ago. They made the costumes themselves. I am in love.... not just with the wood paneling and their sassy stance, but with all of the cleverness below.



Within the next few weeks leading up to Halloween I hope to inspire you with some old costumes from yours truly.

10 comments:

  1. You need to post photos of some of your halloween costumes & definitely Scott's from last year!!
    I am not going to comment on your reference to ALL my holiday decorations. OK so I may have gotten carried away but I loved doing it. I don't even have 1 Halloween decoration at my house or office.....yet!
    & just think they will all be yours one day!!

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    1. They are coming, mama! I'm sure your house and office will be decorated soon enough.

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    2. Office done!! I had better get out some Halloween stuff for the house before you
      get here on Friday! Wish I was going to be there :(

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  2. LOVE this!!!! Yes, I am a count down to the holiday freak and yes, my house has been decorated for fall since Sept 1...and I just said to George yesterday, I wish we could go get a tree already because I am ready to have my tree up and decorate it!

    Your time is coming my friend...Cora is too young now but you just wait...and I am going to love every minute of watching you go CRAY CRAY.

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  3. I love the wheelchair ice cream truck costume! That made me smile :) What's Cora going to be for Halloween?

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    1. a bumblebee! she tried it on yesterday... cuteness!

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  4. What? What? What? A blog? How did I NOT know about this? Well, I'm here now! Awesomeness Laura. Pure awesomeness.

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    1. Yay!!!! Amy!!!! I have to try to keep up with you through your blog... now you can try too!
      I loved the post about the kayak guide http://amyvermillion.com/blog/2012/09/kayaking-with-an-abercrombie-model-river-snakes-venomous-spiders-beach-houses/

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  5. Ice cream truck wins hands down. I can't imagine going to all the work to make such a costume but it came out great!

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