Monday, November 1, 2010

Finally, my Halloween post

We carved some pumpkins this year. 
Aren't they cute?
We had lots of stops on Saturday, a wedding ceremony, then a Halloween-themed engagement party 15 minutes away....
...then back to the reception for the wedding, then out to meet up with our friends for bar time!  Because we had the wedding and reception, we had to have very easy 'costumes.'  Shaun got a fro wig and I found a nice hot pink number that perfectly matched his tie.  Nice, huh?
We had a great time but collapsed into bed quite eagerly that night. 
I secretly love the fro wig and think he looks sexy with it on, like Lenny Kravitz or something.  Too bad he couldn't grow this in real life! 
Aaaannnddddd.....
Just because they all deserve a shout-out, here are some pics of my mom, brother and his bandmates, and other friends that all dressed up as Toy Story characters.  My mom made this slinky dog costume with felt and stuffing!  For REALS!  The 'butt' was on wheels and she used metal rings for the 'slinky' part.  I'm not worthy.
Her friend was the creepy baby doll.  Check out those contacts!
Yikes!
The band was full of characters:
My younger bro was a cute Woody.   
And then there was the potato family:
And everyone all together!  
Seriously, I wish I could've dressed up like they did.  Hopefully next year I can stop being lame at Halloween and do something great like this group did. 

23 comments:

Sharon@Sharon at Home said...

That pink hair is a really good look on you ... hahahaha

Katie said...

love the pink hair! that dog costume is super impressive!

The Brick Cottage said...

The slinky dog costume is so awesome!

Alexson said...

The slinky dog might be the best homemade costume ever!

Inez said...

The pumpkin on the left is the BEST! But holy cow, that slinky dog costume is totally blowing my mind!

Jen said...

Holy cow! The slinky dog?! Amazing!

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

That slinky dog costume is the most awesomest thing to ever be called awesome.

Amanda said...

Oh my gosh! Those costumes freakin rock. The creepy baby is amazing! And the slinky dog... uh, yeah. Your mom is the bomb.

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} said...

Looks like you had a great night! And I'm with you on the Lenny love. rawr

Mary @ stylefyles said...

omigosh - we had the SAME weekend!!!! My cousin got married (on the other side of the country, of course) and had a Halloween themed rehearsal dinner.....so I had to travel w/a costume!

http://stylefyles.tumblr.com/post/1462971252/halloween-down-the-shore-nuckys-concubine

And I thought the Halloween rehearsal dinner was unique! Or we just both have really cool families =)

Jenny said...

Your Mom totally rocks!

E @ Oh! Apostrophe said...

The Toy Story costumes are so impressive!

Sara said...

I think the slinky dog is a hit :) looks like a fun time all around! :)

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

You were rockin' that costume! And yes, that baby doll totally freaks me out.

Michelle said...

Dude your mom is unbelievable! I am going to show this to Finn in the morning. He and his cronies were Buzz, Woody, & Rex. Then my mom showed up as Barbie and my step-dad was one of the pizza aliens.

Gruwells said...

Hi....I know this is a random question, but...I was doing a search for renovating stairs and stumbled upon your post from last year- when you restained/painted your stairs. I'm doing the same thing now in my home. Do you have any hints for getting a really clean line from the painted sides/wall mouldings to the stained stair treads? Did you tape? Before or after polyurethane? I'm nervous about putting tape on my newly stained treads. Any tips would be greatly appreciated! Thanks so much!

Lynett said...

Luuurrvveeee the pumpkins! Great costume transformation you guys pulled off :)

Jenny @ Anything Pretty said...

How fun! Those costumes are hilarious and you look great!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Love both your costumes! You guys are just so darn fun. Look at all you did on Halloween. I'm exhausted just thinking about it. =)

Oonafey said...

Your mother is definitely the Queen of Halloween. I cannot believe how awesome that slinky dog costume is.

The placement of the pull is interesting though. lol

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

WOW!! Did your mom win a contest I hope? Awesome!
Thanks for helping out with the chalkboard wall, part three coming soon....

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

Your halloween looks like SO much fun! I love the wig too by the way!! LOVE IT!

Life in Rehab said...

Wow, that group had some serious commitment and imagination!