I feel been a little absent from the blog-o-sphere. There was a stomach bug last week, the car breaking down, a birthday party for the curly-haired-boy to plan, a new project at work, a blog to redesign (how cute it Kate). All in all blogging became much less of a priority. I’ll be back soon with more exciting things but for now I have this to share.
We sometimes, could maybe, definitely be accused of pampering our pup. Since we are planning a murder mystery gangster/flapper costume party this weekend Ian-dog is invited, he’s going by the alias ‘Pugsy Malone’ and needed a costume. I’ve ben a little obsessed with this tutorial since I read it on Katherine’s site a while ago. So I followed it, to make this adorable little collar/tie combo. His tie is (I’m pretty sure) a baby’s accessory. It even has a tiny rhinestone on it, which I refer to as his ‘bling’.
In general Ian loves costumes. We’ve only got a few items for him. But we are always sure to give him extra loving and encouragement when he wears them. To the point that when I pull out his little kerchief he gets genuinely excited.
Although not strictly a ‘Holiday Party’. My friend’s birthday party was yesterday evening. It was ‘Roaring 20’s Themed’. In an effort to continue not spending money on clothes (although I failed the other day anyway) I put together an outfit from my closet. Fishnets, a t-shirt that is three sizes to big for me (which are something of a staple in my closet), a shimmery skirt to hide my ‘junk’, and some dangly necklaces. And some full blown flapper style makeup. The only thing I skipped was strapping down my chest to keep it from jiggling. Which apparently flappers did a lot…
I was surprised how easy this costume was to put together from my closet, but it is still an effective costume.
Curly-haired-boy even showed me how to do the Charleston, he learned in a dance class in college (theater major).
You guys go to any fun themed parties lately?
- Gloves & Wig: The Internet, Overalls: Thrifted & Dyed, Shoes: Thrifted, Ears, Tail, Dress, Bow Tie: Homemade, Shirt: Old Navy
One of curly-haired-boy’s favorite movies is Who Framed Roger Rabbit. He frequently calls me his ‘Jessica Rabbit’ because he thinks I’m way prettier than him (I disagree). So he suggested Roger & Jessica Rabbit costumes for Halloween, I told him only if I got to be Roger and he was Jessica.
Can I let you guys know that I think couple costumes are the most awesome things? Curly-haired-boy’s shoes (which you can’t really see) are red heels! We found them in a thrift store FIRST before we scored anything else. Amazing right? That’s when I knew that this would be the most awesome Halloween there ever was :)
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