Anybody getting dressed up for Halloween?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by msgenie516, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. msgenie516

    msgenie516 The Happy Hen

    May 16, 2008
    Nesconset, LI, NY

    Just wondering if anyone else is "nutty" enough to get dressed up for Halloween and go to a costume party/ball? My daughter and I have been going for the past three years and this will be the fourth time we dress up!

    My husband isn't into this but he doesn't mind us going out. In fact, the whole thing amuses him because we really work at our costumes! It seems harder and harder to find a nice place to go because we are pretty "picky" and won't go to parties in bars.

    This year we had to resort to spending a lot of money ($70.00+ per person) to go to a "ball" in a very fancy catering hall. Not what we had in mind, but we did so much work on our costumes, we wanted to find someplace to go! We were originally planning to go to an event in an outdoor tent at $30.00 per person but that was cancelled at the last minute due to lack of response--they told me they only got 10 people to go!

    The first year, we went to a private house party (very nice) and I was dressed as a pirate and my daughter was what is called a "Coffin Witch".

    The next year, I was a "Spider Witch" (had all kinds of spider accessories) and my daughter was a fortune teller.

    Last year, I was "Lady Luck" (a long green gown with a boa made of fake dollar bills and a hat that looked like a roulette wheel, pretty funny) and my daughter made her entire costume, "The Titanic Ghost". Both of us looked great and we both won first prize in different categories!

    This year my daughter is going to wear her "Titanic Ghost" costume again (it is so great that she really wants to get more use out of it) and I made up a really cute costume, a "Chicken Farmer"! I bought a straw hat and decorated it with red and white checked ribbon, daisys, and fake yellow baby chicks! One is even sitting on the top of my hat! I got a pair of denim overalls on eBay and they fit me perfectly, just as though I had tried them on! I slipped a daisy in the pocket, too.

    I have a couple of plaid shirts I can wear with the overalls and I bought a pair of plaid rubber rain boots in Costco. I also bought a straw/wood basket which I filled with real hay--none of that craft store stuff for me--and I bought a life-size hen covered with real feathers to sit in the basket. I also bought wooden eggs (from to put in the basket, along with more baby chicks (the same ones that are on the hat--got those at Easter time), and I am also going to carry a life-size feather covered rooster! I made a sign to put on the basket "Farm Fresh Eggs" $1.00 Dozen and "Baby Chicks" $1.00 each.

    I was also lucky enough to find a pair of long blonde braids to put in my hair. I made bows for the ends with the same red and white checked ribbon I used on the hat. With the hat on, they look like part of my real hair!

    My daughter's boyfriend is coming along this year, dressed as "Dracula".

    I'd love to hear if anyone else has plans for the weekend! [​IMG] Genie
  2. Fourgirlsoneboy

    Fourgirlsoneboy Pullus Parvus

    Aug 16, 2009
    West Virginia
    [​IMG]. Last night at the kids 4H party!
  3. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

    Sep 28, 2008
    Yep... I am the Mad Hatter!!!! Go figure... those that know me wouldn't even raise an eyebrow.
  4. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    yo. ohio
    Please post pics of you and your daughter! I'd love to see how you looked, sounds so cool!

    Fourgirlsoneboy, you look awesome!
  5. Ec_Prokta

    Ec_Prokta Continuum Shift Anomaly

    Jan 14, 2009
    I'm going as my username. It'll be great!
  6. itsmyobsession

    itsmyobsession Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 22, 2010
    We are dressing up at work tomorrow, we have to dress in themes by department, my department is going to be old McDonald and his farm..............yes I am going to be the chicken, ugh! I tried the outfit on last night and I felt like a big dork standing in my kitchen....... I don't know how I am ever going to walk out the door. [​IMG]
  7. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
    We are hosting a costume party Sat. night. I will be a werewolf and DH will be a Cowboy skeleton. We have been booty deep in Decorations. We have an old abandoned house on our property, That is our party spook house. Pretty cool!
  8. msgenie516

    msgenie516 The Happy Hen

    May 16, 2008
    Nesconset, LI, NY
    Quote:Hi, I'll be sure to update with pictures! This is us last year:


    And thank you, everyone, for your replies--keep them coming! [​IMG] Genie
  9. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Blind Ref... black slacks, B&W ref shirt, whistle, and shades with $$ painted on them. Easy costume.
  10. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2009
    Western North Carolina
    I am! I will be a gansta. Chickenshizzle!

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