Monthly Archives: October 2013

My Last Minute Halloween Costumes

I love Halloween. Love it. I’ve always been one to eschew the sexy ladybug or sexy real estate agent costumes for ones that are more obscure or controversial. Even though I try to put as much thought and detail into my costumes as possible, year after year I find myself waiting until the last possible minute. Whether it’s the day before or a couple hours before, I’m always scrambling around putting the finishing touches on.

Sadly, I didn’t really get a chance to dress up this year. Life has been hectic, and my friends and I didn’t really do anything Halloween-y this year. As a result, I decided to post some of my favorite (last minute) past Halloween costumes. These were all either put together just days or hours before the festivities, but I love them all. In keeping with my history of Halloween procrastination, I thought it only appropriate to post this at the last Halloween minute as well. You’re welcome.

Pregnant ’50s Housewife


Complete with tailored dress, demure handbag, red lipstick, and, of course, a martini, fake cigarette, and M&Ms as “Mother’s Little Helper.” I had a blast in this costume and felt pretty glamorous (for having a pillow stuffed in my dress).

Pin Up Girl


One year I painstakingly created an Edie Sedgwick costume (unfortunately, I can’t find a picture). I looked awesome, but no one at the party knew who I was (ugh, Millennials), so the next night I threw together a pin-up girl costume with clothes from my closet. The hardest part was the rolled bangs. Luckily, we happened to have a large American flag to complete my costume. Brett was Bob Ross – great costume!

Hipster Ariel


Last year I just wasn’t feeling it. I had no ideas and little motivation. After watching this YouTube video though, I ransacked my closet to put together this costume. The only thing I had to buy were the green jeans and the green craft foam that I made the starfish out of (hot glued to a bobby pin).

And finally, my favorite: Toddler Beauty Pageant Contestant


I had had a “Toddlers in Tiaras” idea in my head for a while but couldn’t really find anything to make it it happen. I found this car hop costume for rent at a local costume shop and it was perfect! Brett was Freddy Mercury – pretty epic.

There you have it – hope my ideas aren’t too late, but let’s face it: it’s 6pm on Halloween and you’re contemplating cutting two holes in a white sheet, aren’t you?

Happy Halloween!


5 Ridiculous Pins

Often times when I’m bored, I’ll scroll through Pinterest for far longer than I should, pinning outfit inspirations or recipes I’ll never make, crafts I’ll never do. Today when I was browsing, I noticed an abundance of what I thought were just ridiculous pins. Pins that that quite literally made me think, “WTF?”



I’m sure this post is full of infinite wisdom, but my first thought was that the whole point of Chapstick is to lose it, so why would I hide all of my money in it?



What? Just…what? I’m most worried because my hair is parted to the left…PORNOGRAPHY!!



Cute idea, I guess, but it’s more important to me to be a wife who can spell correctly.



At first glance, I thought this was a real baby, and I was all like, “Oh my gosh, what a TEENY TINY baby!!” Then I realized it was not real and was immediately creeped out.

And the most ridiculous pin of all goes to…



This is what’s wrong with America.

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