HALLOWEEN!!!

So guess what, guys. It’s my favorite season.

The season of PLANNING AND MAKING AWESOME HALLOWEEN COSTUMES!!!!!

I love love love the dressing up portion of Halloween. It is my favorite. And now that I have a husband and child to dress up in themed costumes with me?! MY LIFE IS COMPLETE.

While thinking about the costumes I am going to construct this year, I realized I neglected to post any photos of last year’s phenomenal family costume on the blog! The photos themselves are not very phenomenal — next time we’ll have to remember to take decent ones, but OH WELL.

Without any further ado, I give you….

KRONK, YZMA, AND BUCKY (squeak squeaker, squeak squeaken)!

 

First up - the most adorable Bucky the Squirrel ever. (her first Halloween!)

First up – the most adorable Bucky the Squirrel ever. (her first Halloween!)

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Close up of my Yzma makeup!

Close up of my Yzma makeup!

And my best Yzma face (I felt like I wasn't allowed to smile in this costume, haha)

And my best Yzma face (I felt like I wasn’t allowed to smile in this costume, haha)

obligatory adorable squirrel shot

obligatory adorable squirrel shot

the gang!

the gang!

my hubs is such a champ for wearing a skirt (don't worry, he had shorts on too)

my hubs is such a champ for wearing a skirt (don’t worry, he had shorts on too)

So, there you have it! The only photographic evidence in existence that we actually dressed like this in public. Haha!

The sad realization we had with these costumes, though, is that The Emperor’s New Groove is not NEARLY as universally well-known as it should be (in my humble opinion). I received many compliments along the lines of “I don’t know who you’re supposed to be but you look great!” and several people asked my husband if he was a Nephite. Luckily Bucky was usually correctly identified as some type of adorable rodent, even if she was confused for Chip&Dale a couple times. (Interesting observation: most kids would immediately understand if we merely said “Squeak squeaker, squeak squeaken!” )

I’ve saved the costumes of course, in hopes that one day we can bust them out again in a more cultured area where people know their Disney canon properly 😉

Here’s a clue about our costume theme this year:


if the original youtube uploader is infringing on Disney copyright by putting this video up I’m sorry for using it!

What are YOU doing this Halloween?!

love, rach

Oh and here’s a list of things I made for the costumes, for those who are interested! If you are trying to make a costume yourself and have questions, leave a comment!
KRONK: Crocheted hat (with floral wire and felt for the “stem”). Muscle shirt with felt appliques. Felt+velcro arm bands. Elastic waist wrap skirt. Long sash. He wore athletic shorts underneath and regular tennis shoes, because my hubs doesn’t ever wear sandals.
YZMA: Collar (made with floral wire, craft feathers, LOTS of hot glue, reinforced fabric, closes in the front with a snap). Painted cardboard earrings. Head wrap from an old t-shirt. I wore two sets of false eyelashes, and a black maxi dress borrowed from my Mom.
BUCKY: Hat (fuzzy fleecy fabric with ears attached and felt applique for the face). Puffy body (fuzzy fleecy fabric lined with an old t-shirt, sewn like a bubble skirt. Stuffed tail attached in the back). She wore a onesie and tights underneath.

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Spit-spot!

Me + Halloween + copious amounts of hot glue + about an hour of hard labor =

“Close your mouth, Michael, we are not a codfish! Spit-spot!”

Voila! Instant Mary Poppins! Practically perfect in every way 🙂

(except not really):

About two hours before the Halloween party I was supposed to be at, and after days upon days of brainstorming…I realized that all I had to do to complete this look was make a ‘dickie’ collar for a white tuxedo-style shirt I already had. So I got out my trusty glue gun and bits of fluff that I had lying around and temporarily modified my blouse! Yes…I was glued into the shirt for the night. But don’t worry – I got out! And the hot glue came off (I think)! And it was only SLIGHTLY off-center! Perfect? Not by any means. Good enough for me? YUP!

I paired the blouse with the skirt shown in this post (high-waisted style), low-heeled boots, and carried around a lovely umbrella! Err’body got it. It was so much fun!!

And no, I don’t have any pictures of the full getup myself….partially because my hubster was out of town that night (thus thwarting our original Kronk+Yzma costume plan…silly work trips!), partially because my bathroom mirror is currently the reigning champ of being-the-only-mirror-in-the-entire-house-excluding-hand-mirrors…

…and partially because I look about five months pregnant right now.

…..literally.

So yeah, I was a pregnant Mary Poppins, and maybe it was a little weird, and maybe I felt a little huge (mostly thanks to the multiple “WOW you don’t look pregnant at ALL!” comments that I’ve been getting…), but overall I think Halloween was a success this year : )

And oh yeah, I really am having a baby girl! She’s due at the end of February, and the hubs and I are SO excited! : )


I promise these photos are much more legitimate than this one from my sister’s 6th birthday party.

— Love, Rach

PS – I’ve tried to spread the news to everyone personally, but seeing as I’ve got a pretty bad case of the pregnant brain (IT’S REAL. NOT A MYTH.), I’ve probably forgotten a few of you that I love very dearly. If that is the case…I’m sorry! I just don’t feel like having random peeps all up in my business, so I’ve kept it off the social networking radar for the most part : )