Costume Party


     I absolutely L-O-V-E Halloween.  Sure it’s great to take the kids out trick-or-treating and all that jazz, but it’s not just all about the kids. It’s the one night a year when even adults can dress up like idiots and make complete fools out of themselves. So, I was beyond excited last year when we were invited to the costume party of all costume parties in the city.

     These people have a reputation for being unbelievable costume creators.  They work for weeks and weeks to come up with some seriously killer getups. Since I knew we were running with the big dogs, I spent hours looking online for unique ideas for my husband and me.  I wanted something different than the typical boring old couples costumes.  We finally decided on a devil and an angel, with a twist, of course.  My husband wore a red velvet smoking jacket with a devil’s tail attached to the back of it. I got him some sparkly gold sunglasses, a big gold chain, and a fat cigar that said “Big Daddy.”  A drawn-on black mustache that screamed 80’s porn king completed the ensemble.  I wore a teensy tiny white dress and stuffed a pillow underneath to form my baby bump.  I had feathery wings and a tattoo on my chest that said, “Love Stinks.” The final touch was a sash that I wore across one shoulder that read, “The Devil Made Me Do It.” Surprisingly, we were a big hit at the party, but we definitely had some stiff competition.

     One girl turned herself into a Jesus candle.  Another transformed herself into Humpty Dumpty, complete with brick wall and everything. Then there was the guy who made himself half Max and half Wild Thing from “Where the Wild Things Are.”  And another group of people posed as polygamists with each wife wearing a sign on their backs that said, “Wife #1“, “Wife #2” and so on. One of my favorites, though, was a guy who had on blue scrubs with white clumps of cotton attached all over them.  I stared and stared at him all night trying to figure out just what in the hell he was supposed to be. Finally, I decided to walk over and ask him.  He said, “Here, hold this,” and reached into his pocket to grab a tiny little purple drink umbrella.  He then pulled out a water bottle, spritzed my face with water, and said he was “Partly Cloudy With a Chance of Showers.” Freaking genius!

     This year we are helping to host a big Halloween party in the ‘burbs, so the pressure is on once again to get all decked out.  After much pondering, another one of the wives and I have decided to go as competing prom queens.  We dug out our shitastic old prom dresses from high school and are going to attempt to squeeze our more mature, very post high school asses into them once again. We’re gonna use some magic makeup tricks to give ourselves black eyes and bloody lips, tease our hair all out to hell and back with some good ol’ Aquanet hair spray, rip a crown in half for us each to wear, and tear our dresses as if we’ve really been throwing down. We’re even going so far as to get baby’s breath for our hair and gaudy corsages for our wrists — yeah, baby, we’re going all out!  My husband and her husband are going as Dumb and Dumber with the tacky orange and blue tuxedos and top hats.  Should definitely make for some funny pictures.

     I can’t wait to see what other creations people come up with.  I’m hoping they bring their A-game cause there are fantastic prizes to be awarded for superior awesomeness.  It’s Halloween, people, and it’s time to let your hair down and have some fun!  You may be hesitant at first, but that won’t last long, for no mere mortal can resist the evil of the thriller.  Ah ha ha ha ha, ah ha ha ha ha!

***** HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!*****


11 Responses

  1. Haha sounds like it is going to be a blast, and I hope you have tons of fun! While you are partying like a rockstar, I will be dragging my little duck around to all the rich houses for the GOOD candy (that I am probably going to eat) LOL. BTW love the Ron Jeremy porn mustache on the hubby. ;P

  2. How awesome!!! Sounds like a great costume. Boring old me is making the old phrase “you are what you eat” a reality for Halloween. I am a HUGE drinker of diet mt dew and will drink a case of it a day, if not more. So that is what I am going as, a case (cube) of diet mt. dew. Geena on the other hand wants to be a Devil. She has a cute little devil dress that I bought the tail attachment for, as well as horns, and a pitch fork. To spice it up a little, we gave the dress like a cape like collar where it sticks up in the back and on the sides and she will be wearing a sequenced red bow tie. She wants her face and hair painted. She has my thick hair, but not my red color. So, I bought a can of the brightest red hair spray I could find and matching glow in the dark red face paint. It will be cold out, so I made sure her dress was large enough to go over some layers of clothing. For her safety, I bought her the glow bracelets and a glow pitch fork. So for one night, she gets to live the life of a devil w/o getting into trouble for it.

    • Can’t wait to see pics of the walking Diet Dew & the ‘lil devil! 🙂 Hope u had a happy Halloween!

      • My costume got destroyed by the high winds yesterday as I was loading it into the car. Geena’s little devil costume was cute. She received a lot of comments on it. Many of the kids didn’t even dress up, they just walked around with a pillow case knocking on doors. Then there were obnoxiously loud teenagers. One I could hear him yell “look how big my penis is.” We had fun though. It was nice to be out after being sick for a couple of weeks. One house gave out these cute little plush hand puppets with a full size snickers. That must have cost them a fortune.

        Here’s Geena’s pic – The devil aka geena

      • Well that really sucks about your costume! Geena is the cutest little devil though! Love the makeup! You should’ve come to our neighborhood — it was so much fun! Everyone was out & about, handing out glasses of wine & beers, Halloween music playing everywhere. It was awesome. Glad you could get out & enjoy it — being stuck inside w/sickness makes for horrible cabin fever, doesn’t it?

  3. Great costume! Sounds like you’re definitely in the spirit. Looking forward to seeing the prom queens.

  4. That freaking RULES. I’m dying to have a party like that. One day, I will host a rockin’ Halloween party and convince The Daver to dress up as half of a costume.

  5. Being stuck in the house stinks! Last night was the longest Ive been out or even awake for that matter, in a couple of weeks. I would have loved to come to your neighborhood, but, I think Halloween would have been over by the time we got there. We live in the burbs of Detroit lol.

  6. You look hawt!!

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