I am usually terrible at coming up with costume idea for Halloween. In my family, I stopped trick or treating when I hit middle school. A few times in high school I'd go out with friends, but I'd never go up to the doors cause I felt like I was way too old for it. But you'd think with my theatre and sewing background I'd love to dress up! Well... I like wearing costumes, but I hate thinking them up. I agonize over ideas for weeks and weeks before I often times settle on one at the last minute. I've only ever put in time/work on a costume once before since I was little (and my mom was making my costumes then, I should try to find some photos of those costumes for everyone... they were awesome and diy!).
Here I am at my first Halloween! The family went as a marching band and I was the dance team. I think the sock tassles are my favorite part. The next photo is a few years later. I'm a mommy! I really hope my mom didn't dress like that... And my brother's costume too! Though that doesn't look too homemade...
The next year I went as Little Red Riding Hood. My mom made the cape for me! And then a few years later I was a jockey. I loved this costume! And my horse was our dog Sheena!
In college, I was in a theatre fraternity where we had a themed dance each year that I had to think up costumes for too! You'd think I'd be much better than I am at this with my past experience.
Robin Sparkles from How I Met Your Mother and Laura Petrie from The Dick Van Dyke Show.
I went as a romance novel character... can you tell I like wigs? Ok, I really don't, but you can't do much with short hair.
This year I get to participate in a group costume, so I don't have to think too hard! Too bad I was thinking really hard about it for like a week before this.... but back to the costume! I am going with a group of friends this year as characters from the TV show Archer. If you don't know this show, it is an animated show (not for kids though) on FX. And I get to DIY pretty much every piece of the costume! More photos of the actual costume will show up as we get closer to the holiday!
What is your plan for Halloween this year?