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3 Last Minute Halloween Costumes!

Eeeek! Happy Halloween Weekend!! I used to be the girl who would shop for material and start crafting her one of a kind Halloween costume weeks, sometimes months in advance. In recent years, I’ve been lucky enough to even make it out of the house …never mind the clever costume! (more…)

Halloween 2013 Recap!

As promised in my previous post, I mentioned that I would share my Halloween costumes! This year I made two ๐Ÿ™‚ I celebrated at a fun, low-key, house party last Friday night then went out on Saturday with some friends for a late bar night. I’ve gathered a few of the dozens of pictures I had taken over Halloween weekend to share here. Take a peek below & enjoy!

NIGHT 1: Saved By the Bell – Kelly Kapowski

Disclaimer: there was NO way that I was ever going to figure out how to do that bang LOL
Disclaimer: there was NO way that I was ever going to figure out how to do that bang LOL
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Failed attempt #1 at printing iron ons. I didn’t realize I had the wrong kind of printer. Whoops!
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Ironing time!
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My, I mean, Kelly’s shirt!
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Obviously my boyfriend was forced to participate.
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LOVE IT!
Quick break in costuming to grab some dinner. Bloomin onion FTW.
Quick break in costuming to grab some dinner. Bloomin onion FTW.
Time to get ready! Extensions for DAYS!
Time to get ready! Extensions for DAYS!
Crazy kids are ready to go :)
Crazy kids are ready to go :). Tried to create a mullet out of that fro for AC, but it didn’t want to happen lol
Fun decorations
Fun decorations!
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My college roommate hosted the party at her new house! I love getting to see her ๐Ÿ™‚
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Festive bar!
Cheers!
Cheers!
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My Slater! <3
Couldn't get over how sexy my shoes were.
Couldn’t get over how sexy my shoes were.
Mike is terrible. Took plenty of candy for his ride home.
Mike is terrible. Took plenty of candy for his ride home.
Time to go home & ask my boyfriend to riptake out my fake hair lol
I got home aaaaand that was that lol.

NIGHT 2: Rihanna. This costume was a tricky one! I really wanted to make it last year, but ran out of time. I still had some of the material so I decided to go for it this year! This is SOOOO not me, which is why it was so much fun ๐Ÿ™‚

I always thought this outfit was so fun!
I always thought this outfit was amaze! Recreating it however…a little tricky.
I got two denim button downs from Walmart & ended up only using 1 to make the entire thing!
I got two denim button downs from Walmart & ended up only using 1 to make the entire thing!
Trip to Target to nab some costume sneaks - $7!!
Picked up a pair of sneakers for under $7!
HA! I NEVEEEERRRR wear sneakers!! I honestly don't even own sneakers. Well, now I do :)
HA! I NEVEEEERRRR wear sneakers!! I honestly don’t even own sneakers. Well, now I do ๐Ÿ™‚
Had to fill up before going out.
Had to fill up before going out.
The girls ready to go!
The girls ready to go!
We all took turns playing with the creepy doll lol
We all took turns playing with the creepy doll lol
Like my tats? I bet my Dad doesn't!
Costume was complete with tats!
Got to wear sneakers both nights! Definitely a treat vs. the usual heels
Love that I got to wear sneakers both nights! Definitely a treat vs. the usual heels
My little inmate. Not to be confused with Breezy.
My little inmate. Not to be confused with Breezy.
Roomie!
Roomie!

It was a really fun Halloween weekend! I got to be creative, dress up, spend time with my boyfriend and some of my favorite people, have a few drinks & dance :).

Wondering how I was feeling on Sunday?

That's how.
That’s how.

I’m getting to old for this. Until next year, Halloween! For now, it’s back to my comfort zone of being a little homebody, baking, watching movies & laying low ๐Ÿ™‚

What were you for Halloween? I want to know! ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!!!!

One of my favorite holidays ๐Ÿ™‚

You can be sure that I will be wearing my black and orange today AND indulging in all things Halloween. I wish I could say I’d be passing out candy tonight, but 3 years ago, my roommate & I learned the hard way when we bought 12 lbs of candy in anticipation of the dozens of children that would be ringing the doorbell at our condo complex…needless to say, we had a whopping Z-E-R-O come by. We ended up feasting on a wide variety of Mars & Hershey products for weeks. Evidence:

Circa 2010: There's the culprit!! See that big orange bowl in the back? We had enough candy to fill it 3x. Noms.
Circa 2010: There’s the culprit!! We had enough candy to fill that bowl 3x. Noms.

So tonight I plan to bake some treats, watch a couple Halloween classics, and work on my costumes. Eeee!

Can I just tell you how much I LOVE making my costume every year?! I really got into when I was in college. After perusing some of those photos, I’ve opted not to post any pictures because…. well, I’m a working woman. Not that they were anything offensive, or crazy inappropriate, but you know how college goes.ย Regardless, I still loved them – I was really able to tap into my creative side & in turn, now adore this holiday even more!

With that said, I have two costumes this year! I will write a post about them sometime next week since I won’t be wearing either until the weekend. I’m really excited about them for many reasons, one being that I’ve never personally seen anyone wear either ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s a sneak peek:

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Here’s to hoping they come out okay!!

So, I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Halloween!

Be sure to paint your nails, bake some cookies, dress up, eat lots of caramel apples, carve a pumpkin and watch lots of scary movies today!!

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Be safe! XO

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