I got all the ingredients for mine yesterday - Yogi bear. Total cost of costume: $19. I bought a brown shirt, brown pants, brown mittens, green tie, and a plush Boo Boo side-kick for $8 at the Thrift store. Bought face paint, felt for ears and tail, and a picnic basket at the dollar store (I have a gingham tea towel to cover it at home). Got the Yogi-style hat for $8.
I guess $20 is a splurge but I needed something to cheer me up and I think this will do the trick!
You never know what kind of obsessive compulsive crazy person you are until another person imitates your behaviour at a three-day. --Gry2Yng
We had our big Halloween party last night and my husband and I went as Amish people. I had found an Amish dress at a thrift store a couple years ago and my mom made me a prayer cap. Put my husband in a blue button down, black pants and bought him suspenders, a large straw hat and fake beard. It is really funny, since we dairy and that is kind of what runs through people's minds when we tell them what we do
I learned everything I know from a chestnut mare so don't even try me.
We have not yet taken pics of our dogs in their costumes courtesy of the "grandparents".
Elliot will be a racehorse (they had no idea what I was dressing up at this year... totally coincidental) and Ezra will be a bucking Bronco.
I think we'll probably walk them around the neighborhood while everyone is out trick or treating (hey why should the human childless couples miss out on all the fun) and then take them up to the local dog friendly pub for a Halloween beer.
DS is 3 weeks old. I desperately want to figure out a way to create a Dread Pirate Roberts costume for his tiny self. Hopefully the snow that's currently falling won't be too bad and Walmart will have the supplies I need and I can whip something up tomorrow. If I can pull it off (which is still a big IF) I'll be sure to post pics!
the "I'm In My 20's and Hope to Be a Good Rider Someday" clique
I made a 6 foot long shark costume and had my step-son dress up as a midget clown riding the shark. (my husbands 3 biggest fears in life - sharks, clowns, and midgets - he didn't know I was making the costume).
The costume was so damn big, the poor kid only made it 5 blocks trick or treating. But it was fantastic - he'd go to the door (I had to ring the bell since he couldn't do steps) and people would call the family over to see it, cars were slowing down to stop and look...
It took 2 months to make it though...and I had no prior sewing skills.