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My Favorite Halloween Costume Yet!

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First off, a quick update on my foot! Today I got a second set of xrays taken on the doctor’s request, as I’m still in quite a bit of pain when I move my toes or try to walk. He says the xrays seem to be clear, so the doc put me in a walking cast/boot for the next week and a half at least. Apparently that horse got me good and my foot is just taking its sweet time to heal.

In the meantime, this is my daily setup:


Always with a cat nearby to give me some loving! 🙂

Alright, its now time to show off our Halloween costumes! Every year my hubs and I go all out for our costumes, always handmade and we aim for originality. (also usually made using some combination of duct tape and cardboard Smile)

First up, some past years costumes!

  • 2008: Bender and Leela (from Futurama)


  • 2009: Jack Skellington and mine is a fun illusion – being carried in a pot by a witch

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  • 2010: Daphne & Shaggy (plus the whole Scooby Doo Gang)




Aaaand that brings us to this year’s costume! I LOVE it cuz it is so much fun, and will definitely do some variation of this again (when my foot is healed – who cares if it’s not Halloween then?!) Smile


  • 2011: Glow Stick Skeleton & Witch!

Here’s with the lights on:


And with the lights off:


And a bit of a dance photo shoot began Smile

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Here’s a little video of us practicing our glowing moves (my left leg glowstick wasn’t working at this point–we had to switch it out) **Watch the end–its my favorite part! 🙂


We had a blast dressing up – the only thing to remember is that you need to be in a dark place to really show off the costume. I think ours was shown off best when we were just walking/dancing down the dark street!

Question: What is your favorite costume you saw this year or have ever dressed up as?

Insane Halloween Ideas

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Halloween is less than a week away and I finally figured out what I’m going to be! I don’t want to ruin the surprise (don’t worry – I’ll share pictures after) but it does fit under homemade and it will be AWESOME! 🙂

That said, I had been perusing Halloween blog posts to find the perfect costume and came across a couple Halloween related ideas that were too amazing to not share!

  • First up is the amazing pumpkin sculptings done by Ray at Villa Fane Studios. He is an unbelievable artist – the faces look like actual people and the detail is incredible! Go to his studio and check out the rest of his work!



  • Next up is a creepy party food that will have guests squirming in their seats – but the brave will be in for a yummy surprise! These are actually easy to make, simply follow directions here and viola! Awesomely creepy finger food!


  • You can’t have creepy party food without a skull! A cream cheese dip and colored soy sauce makes this a perfect centerpiece for your party! Yikes..


  • Lastly, for those of you with smaller children looking for not-so-creepy Halloween decorations to make, this banner is adorable and a great way to get in the spirit without being scary! It’s quite simple to make and you can change the colors up to fit any theme!