For the record, I LOVE Halloween and the overall art of dress-up. Any excuse for a costume works for me. Seriously. However, I'm also a sucker for all things spooky. In the weeks leading up to one of my favorite days of the year, I watched The Shining (my all time favorite movie), Pet Cemetery (my boyfriend refused to watch it with me and I'm still a little mad), Misery (so much better than I even remembered) and the original Friday the 13th (hilariously bad).
Since I'm still limping around and wearing a very unattractive knee brace, I wasn't sure how much enthusiasm I would be able to put into my costume this year. Then my best friend reminded me, "Um, wild horses couldn't keep you from dressing up." Truer words may never have been spoken and I think I needed that little reminder. So, I threw myself headfirst into researching the costume I've wanted to wear since I was six years old, Madonna. (I've seen a lot of people swipe on some blue shadow and call that an eighties costume, but I really tried to be as authentic as possible because - let's face it - I have wanted to be Madonna since kindergarten.) Before you knew it, my boyfriend dressed up as a Chilean miner, we met up with our friend Brandon (also a miner) and had ourselves a great Friday night.
"I made it through the wilderness..."
Not even a knee brace could lessen my excitement.
The next night we decided to switch it up. During my weeks in physical therapy, I am often forced to watch one of my least favorite shows, Let's Make A Deal. The one upside? I got the idea for Jenner and I to dress up as a bumble bee and a beekeeper. Let's be honest, this costume was 103 times more comfortable than the material girl and multiple people stopped us on the street to take our photos. You know that made me happy...
I was really excited about these lashes. Not as excited about the amount of glitter on my face, however. It was like reliving the 90's and my complexion still hasn't forgiven me.
I had to track this costume down after learning it was sold out online. Totally worth it, though.
We met up with Autumn and her feller, Michael, downtown at the Griffin.
Cap'n Crunch won the costume contest at the Beauty Bar. Very well deserved.
This really was one of my favorite Halloweens so far and, let me tell you, it had some stiff competition. I just don't think I can wait another year to dress up. So, don't be surprised if you get an invitation to a costume party from yours truly very, very soon.
Here's hoping your Halloween was happy! Xoxo!