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Costume Redemption

After my last attempt at making a costume (Poor Pikachu),  I tried to redeem myself this Halloween. Eileen wanted to be Lady Gaga in her nasty meat dress this year. I found bacon fabric online that I wanted to drape around her and call a day, but she insisted that it was a cop out. (Apparently, she found out about the B.S. Detector.) So I did what any sane mom would do and spent two hours hot glue gunning 50 lbs. of chicken jerky dog treats to a Goodwill dress.


Lady Gag Gag


Aidan was a Lego brick (again). While he is very cute, he’s not so bright.

Aidan, just think outside the box! (Stuck on the slide in costume.)

But it’s just not about the kids. Tom and I went to our friends’ party who are crazy-over-the-top when it comes to Halloween. Their house has been featured on the news and has caused major traffic jams from gawkers. Their neighbors just loved when a news helicopter swooped around their house at 6 a.m a couple of  years ago. Here are some highlights — my pictures don’t give their front yard justice:

Tom dressed up as Cam from Modern Family. “Hand to God!” Fortunately (?) all of the clothes were already in his closet. I went as the host, Paul, who won the Seattle Sutton Slim Down challenge this year and is a contest junkie. I did blow a fuse trying to blow-dry my hair to match his perfect coif.  The best part about dressing as the host is that I won awards for Best Costume, Most Original Costume, Scariest Costume and Sexiest Costume.

Cam and Lily (Sorry that I don't know how to pixelate the package)


Tom's Muse or Alter Ego

Speaking of sexiest costumes, almost every chick at the party was decked out as a slutty kitty, a naughty nurse, a provocative pilot and yes, a prostitute peacock. (Let your imagination go wild here.) Beside the gal dressed as a can of Red Bull, I was the only one who was guaranteed to not get lucky that night. (Unless Tom was into Paul. Or Pat from SNL. Or a librarian dressed as a gay gym teacher.) We got the hell out of there before the orgy broke out! Good times~

From Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Paul and Paul

My Muse: The Original Paul



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And the Award for the Most Pathetic Costume Goes to…

Pikachu and Queen Kong, 2008

Let me bring you back to 2008: Aidan decided that he wanted to be Pikachu from Pokemon (the equivalent to Dungeons and Dragons to me). I found the costume online for $50 and assured him that we would have a great time making our own get-up. As you can tell, it turned out exactly like the store-bought costume. And Eileen — the diva who wore princess gowns and ballerina tutus 24/7 for six straight years — insisted on using a “vintage” nappy monkey costume that we had in the dress up box to be Queen Kong.  Fortunately, we trick or treated with a large group, so no one knew that those were my kids!

Here are some other spooky memories from Halloweens of yesteryear…

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What was your most embarrassing costume when you were a kid?

(More blogs about Halloween past are on SITS Girls.)


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