Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Help!

For me, Halloween ranks right up there with New Year's Eve as one of the most "high pressure" holidays.  Ever since high school, there has been this unspoken need in me to not only do something cool on Halloween, but to also look cool - in a costume, no less - doing it.

So far, my track record has not been good.

Exhibit A:
"Pigs in a Blanket" my senior year at Clemson...

Yea, "sexy" Halloween has never really come easily for me.  Amazingly, sweat suit costumes (two years ago Jeff and I wore matching bright green sweat suits and painted one eye black --- get it, the Black Eyed Peas) don't really make me the "hot item" at all the festivities.  

Last year was probably the closest I've come to a major Halloween accomplishment.  We had two parties to attend, and we crafted this cute Bonnie and Clyde costume on a dime.  

Jeff even approved b/c he got to carry a gun and look super tough.
But, honestly, it just took so much effort.  By the time it was all said and done, we wore it to the first party and then were too tired to do it all over again and go out the next night.  Lame...

And, now, alas... The stinking holiday has snuck up on us again!  I'm considering rebelling this year --- not for religious reasons, or "other plans," but mostly out of laziness and lack of creativity.  There is just too much pressure.  That said, we have been invited to several events.  (It seems to be quite the "craze" this year to have a costume party.) And, I can't really justify NOT going just because I don't have a costume.

So far, the closest I've come to a solution involves a full-body dog costume a co-worker lent me.  (See, there I go again with the sweatsuit-ish attire.)  But, Jeff said that me going as a dog and him as "dog walker" (complete with a poo bag and everything) had a bad innuendo.  I can't figure out what he means... But, it's honestly not worth the argument to me.  (For the record, he also said that about my suggestion to be Richard Simmons and a chubby person.  ???)


Anyways, we clearly need some help.  Got any ideas?  What are you going to be for Halloween?


  1. I am putting on a track suit and channeling Sue Sylvester from Glee. If I had a fella, I would totally make him dress up like mr schuster and go with me

  2. I love the Glee idea! I am going very simple this year and just bought a cat set with the ears and tail and Im going to wear black leggings and a black shirt. The only party I'm going to this year is a family party so there wasn't that much pressure.

  3. Girl, you crack me up! There shouldn't be pressure surrounding your Halloween costume choice :) It doesn't have to be something spectacular... I think wearing anything you normally wouldn't wear counts as "dressing up." You could borrow some make-up, a push-up bra and an attitude from Kathryn and go as her!! (Love you Kathryn)

    Davey and I haven't figured our costumes out, either. But, you better come to the party on Saturday night or I will come to your house, drag you out and you will LITERALLY be going to the party as "the girl wearing sweatpants." :) Love you!

  4. You go as a pregnant nun and have your husband be the devil. Wear a sign around your neck that says "The devil made me do it"


  5. My girlfriends and I were farm animals. Dog, Sheep, Duck, Cat, Horse, Swan, Cow, Turkey and a Pig.

  6. Oh man I totally feel your pain. The best idea I heard (and considered and later rejected) this year was to be Bob and Jillian from Biggest Loser. Which would basically just involve wearing your workout clothes, so where's the fun in that? Anyway...wish I could be of more help, but I feel exactly the pressure that you do!

  7. one year, somehow, my whole family didn't realize halloween was upon us until the night of. my mom was a rockstar and made me a bag of jelly bellys- ie a trashbag filled with multicolor balloons and a construction paper sign that said "jelly belly" on my filled-to-the-neck trashbag. ha!

  8. good luck with whatever you choose! Every year my husband I are sure that we will attend, if not host, a Halloween costume party. But we n.e.v.e.r. have, does that make us lame?


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