RIP Halloween, Part 1

I’ve always enjoyed Halloween because 1) I love the color family for decorating (rust, orange, gold, black, white, gray, YES) and 2) I love coming up with original costume ideas. “Original,” meaning not from a package (no judgment).

This year, I realized that Tristan is not as enthusiastic as I am about Halloween, and like many men, doesn’t enjoy dressing up. I knew that spending $50+ on each costume and going to parties all weekend were two battles I did not want to fight. We did get invited to a friend’s costume dinner party on the actual day, and thankfully the prospect of the free food was enough to win over Tristan. I will remember that!

My original goal was to have Tristan and I be Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick as a “couples” costume (Harvest Bucket List #8!). I have a lot of sixties attire and a big camera Tristan could lug around; plus, he’s blond.


Here’s an example from Haylie Duff and boyfriend Nick Zano:

Haylie Duff and boyfriend as Edie Sedgwick and Andy Warhol

It didn’t fly.

Since we are working our way through Breaking Bad, I suggested Tristan be Walter White, high school chemistry teacher turned meth cook. Apparently hundreds of others had this idea as well :).


He liked that idea and even bought blue vases at Value Village to crush and make blue “meth” (Walter’s specialty) as a prop.  I was BEYOND proud!

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Here’s how his look turned out:

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YAY TRISTAN! He’s trying to look grumpy, FYI – he’s in character :).

I decided that a solo sixties option for myself would be Twiggy.

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I bought white tights, some retro shoes and Twiggy-esque lashes and that was pretty much it.

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I spent, like, an hour trying to duplicate this eye makeup tutorial:

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In real life, I was happy with the results, though it didn’t photograph as well as I’d hoped. That, and I am not used to seeing pictures of myself not smiling. I was trying to be “in character” as well, I guess!

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And here we are together!

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What were you for Halloween? Should I steal your idea for next year?! I’m a planner, so it’s never too early.






Links of the Week

This is what I’m doing today:

Poodle Lady

Just kidding… I’m going to work. But SOME DAY!

Here are my favorite Halloween costumes I’ve found recently – one, two, three, four, five.

The most charming way to travel: mobile homes. Speaking of mobile homes, I’m very excited to follow my dear friend Bre’s blog, Bon Bon the Blog. She’s a Seattle native like me who just got married (as in, currently on her honeymoon), and will be documenting her experience being a glam girl living in a mobile home in North Dakota as her husband works in the oil fields.

The perfect Girl’s Day In craft.

I KNEW IT COULD BE DONE! A bachelor’s manly living room that prominently features fur.

A DIY Halloween “candle“… could definitely be chic! And how about this bouquet in this vase?

Speaking of DIY, Living for Pretty‘s amazing bathroom transformation.

Image from My Vibe My Life

Happy weekend!