Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays because I love dressing up and putting my creative juices to work. It’s hard to top my Halloween costumes from college, but I try to still get creative with costumes every year.
At work, we always have a costume contest, and I always dress in some outrageous costume. The first year we were open, I dressed up as Moaning Myrtle and won funniest costume. Last year, I didn’t win a prize, but I dressed up as Mr. T, and I have to say, my costume was pretty epic. I’m not ashamed of how many times I’ve shared this photo.
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On Monday, I dressed up as a burglar. This was such an easy costume to put together. I already had black pants and shoes. I went to Wal-Mart and picked up a black and white striped shirt for just $6. The mask is actually an owl mask, but I turned it around so you could only see black and trimmed it so it wouldn’t have an owl shape. It only cost $1. I purchased the hat for $3, and I bought a white pillowcase for just $3. On the pillowcase, I drew a large dollar sign to make it look like I was stealing money.
TOTAL COST: $13
Tuesday’s costume was easily my favorite because it made me feel so nostalgic. I dressed up as Penny Proud from The Proud Family. If you watched that show, please let me know in the comments below so we can reminisce together! Everything from this outfit was already in my closet, so I actually didn’t have to go out and buy anything. I wore a skate skirt with a plain white shirt and a purple sweater plus some fake Keds and tall white socks. I put my hair in pigtails and voila!
TOTAL COST: $0
Wednesday’s costume was kind of a cop out. I’ve always wanted a onesie, and Halloween was the perfect excuse to get one. I bought this giraffe onesie from Wal-Mart for just $20, and I was so comfy and cozy all day at work.
TOTAL COST: $20
On Thursday, I knew I had to go to a luncheon, and I wanted to look nice for it, so I chose a costume that wasn’t too crazy. I dressed up as a contestant from The Price is Right. I wore normal clothes and bought a yellow poster board for the name tag and the numbers on the sign. I bought a green foam board for the sign, and the I had white cardstock for the border and some yarn that I used to wear it like a giant necklace.
TOTAL COST: $3
Friday was Freak Fest, and it was such an incredible night. If you’ve been following my blog for awhile, you know how much I love planning. Event planning is one of my dream jobs, and planning this event was the most stressful and amazing thing ever. I love the adrenaline that coarses through my veins when I’m unsure of whether things will turn out okay. The event went better than I could have imagined (with only a few hiccups here and there), and it pretty much solidified my love for event planning and desire to do it for a living.
For Freak Fest, I decided to go old school and wear a tutu. I love tutus, and I will make up an excuse to wear one. I decided to dress up as Princess Jasmine, but I got kind of lazy with putting my costume together and didn’t do all of the extra things I planned to do to make myself look like her (i.e. sew on extra fabric to her sleeves, wear my hair like she does, buy a giant necklace that looks like hers, etc.). I still loved wearing my tutu though. I bought the crop top at Forever 21, and it was on sale for $2. I bought the headpiece for $10, and the fabric for the tutu was $15. I got 5 yards of it, but still had some leftover because I ran out of time to really fluff it up.
TOTAL COST: $27
Y’all, I had way too much fun during the week of Halloween. I was stressed out for most of it, but I’m happy with the way Freak Fest turned out. We’ve received some awesome feedback. It was definitely a learning experience, and I’m able to take away so many lessons learned. I’d say it was a Halloween for the books, and I guess we’ll see if next year’s celebrations will be able to top this year’s.
Oh, and Molly had to dress up too.
Side note: The answer is no, I didn’t go out or dress up on Saturday for the actual day of Halloween. I was way too exhausted. Instead, I hung out with the people who helped me plan Freak Fest, and we chatted, ate pizza and had the best lazy day ever.
What did you do for Halloween this year? Did you dress up? If so, what did you dress up as? (Send me pictures!)