Catching Up – October 2013

Continued from the last post

October

This was the start of my favorite time of year to visit the WDW theme parks.  We attended Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival with friends.

For Halloween, Tadd and I dressed up as a wild west saloon girl and bartender.  Tadd had an awesome handlebar mustache to go with this getup, but it just wouldn’t stay on.  So sad!  I honestly didn’t care much for my costume, but wanted to wear it to go with his costume because I loved Tadd in the saloon bartender costume.  He even had a beer holster belt…and of course, the arm garters!

 

Halloween through the years.

With Halloween weekend upon us, I thought it would be kind of fun to go back through Halloweens past and see what costumes Tadd and I wore each year.

In 2004, a mere three months after we were married, Tadd and I were a ninja and a geisha.  I really loved my costume this year.  So comfortable and pretty!  Tadd really got into embellishing his costume with nunchucks, face paint, and electrical tape.

In 2005 we were the Disney version of Alice and the Mad Hatter.  Unfortunately, I can’t find a picture of us from that year at all.  Too bad, because it was really cute!  And for some reason, I can’t recall what we were in 2006 (and again, can’t find pictures).

On to 2007!  That year, I was an angel and Tadd was a devil.  But not just any devil, a devil who was also a snazzy dresser!  You can’t really see in the photos, but his tie has little skulls on it.

In 2008, I had a hard time finding costumes I liked.  It was just one of those years where nothing was really clicking or inspiring me.  I eventually settled on a medieval maiden costume, which made Tadd happy because that meant he could be a knight.  Unfortunately, we didn’t take a lot of pictures that year, and this is really the only one I could find that shows the costumes.  And yes, those are giant glow necklaces around our necks.

In 2009, to be honest, we were going to skip Halloween altogether.  We were in the midst of trying to buy our house, and things weren’t going well.  Our closing date kept getting pushed further and further back and at one point we weren’t even sure that it was going to happen at all.  Our lives were in upheaval, and we just weren’t in the mood.  Last minute, we decided to just throw together some costumes and go to a party to lift our spirits.  We wore clothes we already had, and bought a few 1920s gangster/flapper accessories and I thought we ended up looking pretty good for super-last-minute!

Last year, we had another plan in mind, but couldn’t find the right parts for it at the thrift store, so we are going to save that idea for another year.  In frustration, we settled on a 1950s theme.  I wore a poodle skirt and Tadd was a greaser.  They actually ended up being really fun costumes and I’m glad we decided to do it.

On Sunday, I will hopefully be back with one more picture to add to this collection!  We are going to a Halloween party on Saturday night, and have our costumes just about ready.  Can’t wait!

What were your most memorable costumes over the years?  Do you share what you’re going to be for Halloween, or keep it a secret until the day of?