Friday, October 29, 2010

being scary & posh is a cultivated talent

Yay! Halloween weekend has finally arrived. I felt that I couldn't feel whole as a blogger if I didn't do a post about the ghosts of Halloween's past aka since 2005 as those are as far back as my digital Halloween pictures go.
Now, I love celebrating Halloween and getting dressed up. BUT, I don't like wearing the same costume twice. So, I tend to splurge on my big costume and then piece together another costume using what I already have for the other Halloween night. For instance, today at work, I'm in a costume and will wear a different costume tonight when I go out but my true, mack-daddy costume will be for Saturday's costume. You following me?

But here's a little glimpse into Halloween as I knew it...
Oh college. Me, Tracy and Elena- I went as officially "Old Hollywood Glamour" but I assure you that I looked like Courtney Love by the night's end.

This was another college costume. The first night I went as the ever-charming "school girl" as seen stage right and the second night, enjoyed a homemade Pirate costume. Gotta say, it was actually a very successful and fun Halloween weekend.

This Halloween kinda sucked. I had just broken up with my boyfriend so memories here are a bit saddled with confusion. But, I still managed to do "Monica Lewinsky" for my cheap costume (upper right), "She-Devil" for my real costume (main) and "Dorothy" (bottom right) for my work costume.

Oh, I loved 2008. I went as Jessica Rabbit who has been a long-term obsession of mine and one of the reasons I forever adore the bangs-over-the-eyes look. I had the best night with my friend Miranda here- great memories.
Here's a perfect example of two-costumes.
Night 1:

I went as a pig with wings... get it? SWINE FLEW! I thought it was really clever and cracked myself up not to mention, Swine Flu was so the rage last year. One of my favorite ideas.
Night 2:
A good ol' fashion fallen angel. I think the most fun I had (not to say I didn't have a great night) was putting on my makeup.
So what will 2010 bring? You'll have to wait and see...
PS- this is a timed post as I had book club Thursday night, so I apologize if you haven't heard from me yet!
Happy Haunting!
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Tina said...

Those are all cute costumes! lol totally got the swine flew! niiiice!! cant wait to see your costume this halloween!

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Leia said...

I just did a past halloween costume post, and I know they all kinda sucked and were put together last minute, but I seriously feel like an amateur now! Hahah. Your outfits are all amazing. Swine flew is brilliant! Can't wait to see this year's! :)


alanna said...

sooo cute! i love all of your costumes! just discovered your blog and you're adorable!

Jaime @ laviejaime said...

Such fun costumes!! I love Halloween too-I always do 2 costumes. This year I will be in NYC :)

Happy Halloween!

erika sorocco said...

Ohmigosh I LOVE you as Jessica Rabbit - too perfect! I cannot wait to see your costumes fort his year!! :)

Jen said...

I thought Monica was the blue dress, but then realized that was Dorothy. Oops. You would have had to be really tacky and make a stain on it, though...

Anonymous said...

So many awesome costumes! I can't wait to see what you put together this year :)

the "L" spot said...

I can see how halloween costumes would be expensive you wear like 3 different one's each year! You can probably open your own used costume store!lol They are all super cute! I love the swine flu, especially since it was all people could talk about!

Unknown said...

Wow, you are doing a fabulous job every year!! Now I'm excited to see your pictures for this year sooon. Happy Halloweeen, CHEERS :)

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Caitlie honey, guess who's back from travelling!! lol I LOVE you as Jessica Rabbit!! Goodness, this is certainly one of the best Halloween costumes I've seen and you as a redhead is such an impossible hottie!!!!! Can't wait to see what you come up with for Halloween 2010 :)

Alison Kinsey said...

hahaha great minds must think alike, i did a post today just like yours! i swear i didn't see your post until just now though! :) i love love love your costume as Jessica Rabbit!!! that's phenomenal! i was actually thinking of being her this year, but was unable to find purple gloves at any of the local stores.

Sierra said...

Looks like you had a ton of fun, love all of your costumes through the years!