2009..Not home made but this was our compromise on a couples costume :)
2010..I gave up on convincing him to do a joint costume. Next was Medusa..Love Greek mythology and my mom always dressed as her for halloween...mom swore I would go blind with these contacts...just like Ralphie I did it anyways and didn't put my eye out..
This love started going into theme parties and trying to outdo the year befores yard decorations (did I mention we have very conservative neighbors ;) )
And the party food. This was before Pinterest.(.I don't know how we all threw parties without it! :)
shrimp for brains
My neighbors would like to personally thank you Martha Stewart for ideas on putting life size skeletons in my yard in 2011
SNOW WHITE PARTY...on the inside of the house
With my co-worker at a friend's party the next day..Goose and Maverick (<3 her!)
Here's some pictures I found of bringing home the new friends from Target
If only I had video of people passing by Davy Bones riding shot gun
2012 I was Inspired by hearing DMB "Grave Digger" (Poor neighbors again)
We had a pumpkin carving contest in our office...WILD THING
(I had a good laugh when i realized m&ms aren't good for eyeballs on a wet surface//oops)
Couldn't get away from the snow white theme it seems.. brought it back in 2012!
I fell in love with Queen Raveena from Snow White and the Huntsman so I sewed feathers to make a cape, white out colored contacts and perused ebay for those freaky heart ripping metal finger tips
For the dear hubby how "volunteered" to be the white rabbit he wanted a blue velvet jacket like I showed him in the pictures from the movie. After many hours of searching every thrift store no "man's" jacket in blue velvet was to be found..maybe I should've written Elton John and asked if he had any extra?! I decided to be ambitious and cut up a women's formal and "make" a jacket for him..well I cut it but all that ended up being made at the end was a bow tie and a ribbon for the hat! At least I tried..I added some fishing wire whiskers and used the fishing wire to hook around his ears...after 3 changes of placement of the ear attachment wires he found something comfortable..thus part of the reason he had a bow tie and not a jacket :) pocket watch made from an old necklace and spare parts laying around the house. Other odds and ends were thrown together from stuff I found around the house. So excited we won the costume contest....a tv that we will give my dad for christmas!