As most of you know, I’m obsessed with October in general and Halloween in particular.
However, I have never been the “slutty costume” girl when it comes to Halloween…I like to DIY when it comes to costumes:
- I prefer to cobble something together from different pieces or make it entirely from scratch versus buying a costume-in-a-bag. To me, you’re taking away one of the most fun parts of Halloween – making your costume!
- When in a relationship or family, I love to do a group/coordinated costume. Same goes with roommates. It just works better – and again, is more fun. Calvin and Hobbes, Peter Pan, Hook, and Tinkerbell, and Ritchie and Margot Tenenbaum are a few of my previous couple/family costumes.
- I greatly appreciate topical costumes but I tend to favor classics.
- I DO NOT reveal what my costume is prior to wearing it.
I started brainstorming potential Halloween ideas for Mike, Louise, and me a couple of months ago, and when I came across one option I just knew it was the right one. It made Louise the star of the show with Mike and I as supporting characters, her costume could be hand-made by my mom while Mike and mine could be purchased in easy, inexpensive pieces, and Mike’s isn’t too costume-y so he won’t get all huffy when he actually has to put it on.
Here’s a little sneak peek of some of the materials…looking forward to finalizing the costumes and debuting them!