Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Round Up

First, my apologies for the long delay of my post on victory pins. I've been fighting a nasty head cold the last couple days and have not had the energy to work on it. I hate being sick. But as today is Halloween, a holiday that I'm very fond of, I did not want to leave you without some kind of post. I thought a recap of my Halloween costumes and posts from this year and last would be fitting. And quick to put together. :)

So here we go. Last year I had series of posts with pictures of lovely Halloween pin-ups. All class, no trash. You can see them all here. My favorite is still Veronica Lake.

Last year I went as a 1920s silent film star with a little twist. I went in grey scale. Cori went as Popeye. Cori and I also went on a Halloween wine tasting train ride which was lots of fun. You can read about that here.

Last weekend I had two Halloween parties so of course I had to come up with two costumes. I didn't want to wear the same thing twice you know. The first party was on Friday so I went as Rosie the Riveter, which unfortunately I didn't get a picture of. My victory rolls came out really well too. I borrowed Cori's army surplus coveralls, rolled my hair and put on a red bandana. I completed the look with my victory pins. I ended up changing back into this costume on Saturday because it was a lot more comfortable then ..... wait for it....

 .... my curtain costume. "Oh this old thing? I saw it in the window and just had to have it!"

Here's Carol Burnett's version. And a video clip from the Carol Burnett show. I'm not sure it needs any more explanation. :) I made a quick set of curtains out of green crepe - I plan on using the fabric for some future project. Any ideas? Don't look too closely at the hat please! I used cardboard from a cereal box, hot glue and some scrap fabric. Not my best work but it looks OK in the pictures. The dress is my 1860s plaid cotton dress that I rushed to finish for my trip to Gettysburg this past spring.

Oh, and Cori's costume was really awesome too! He went as Charlie Chaplin, something he had always wanted to do. Photos in the post are by my good friend and photographer Kris Jarrett of Kris Jarrett Photography & Media Production. Thanks Kris!

Ok, now I'm off to make a cup of tea and then go back to bed. Boo, stupid cold. :(


  1. How cute are your outfits? I love that you went as a curtain:) Actually it all has a great matching effect! I kinda wish tassels would make a come back. Maybe you are on to something:))

  2. I've always wanted to do this!! I love the movie "Gone With the Wind" and the Carol Burnett Show.

  3. Ok, now your wearing the Curtain Dress is priceless! How wonderfully fun!!! I LOVE it!!! And I see your 1860 dress peaking out from the green! Too beautiful!!




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