It's a Costume Party!

Normally this time every year Jared and I are scrambling around for last-minute Halloween costumes. We always claim we'll start earlier and come up with some AMAZING, elaborate idea.... but most years? That couldn't be further from the truth. We are famous for going to dozens of stores the day of his family's annual Halloween bash in search of all the items we need for our thrown-together look. Somehow, we make it work though.

Our most famous/favorite costumes did require a little prep work in 2010. It was well-worth it. If you've read my blog for any length of time you've probably seen these pictures floating around, but in case you're newer- enjoy Willy Wonka & his Golden Ticket :) By the way, if anyone has an idea for a way I can wear those metallic gold leggings again- please let me know.

We've also done the pirate thing--- more than once. I'm sure Sarah is not-surprised and not-impressed. ;) 
Yes, Jared looks so much like Jack Sparrow it's scary!

This year? No party for us. The usual party we attend was last weekend, the weekend we visited my sister so we missed out and I can't find anyone else having a party that we can crash. If you're hosting one in my area- let me know ;) So, since we're boring and without costumes, I'll let a few of these lovely ladies tell you about some of their favorite Halloween costumes. Be sure to comment and let me know about the best Halloween costume you've ever rocked.





31 comments

  1. The golden ticket and Wonka is such an awesome costume!! And really...you should just wear those leggings on a regular basis because they are awesome.

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  2. The gold leggings - you could be that goldfinger whatever from James Bond?

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  3. Dang girl, your pirate puts my pirate to shame. I think you still have a shot at a Pulitzer with that costume :) :)

    AND DUDE THE GOLD LEGGINGS, you could totally wear them again. I'm thinking you could be the Oscar lady statue thing, or you could be Beyonce from Austin Powers 3, or you could be just someone who owns awesome gold leggings?? Either way, you NEED to find a way to wear those again. ASAP.

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  4. I don't know how you'll top the golden ticket!!! That's awesome :) I always came up with last minute things too. I have no idea what to be this year!

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  5. WW and the Golden Ticket are fab!!! The annual party we use to attend stopped doing it last year and we haven't found one as great yet. Soooo sad!!!

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  6. your willy wonka / golden ticket costume is awesome!
    and, halloween party next saturday, come on over :) hah

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  7. Metallic leggings for the win! I have silver ones to be the Tin Man this year and I'm already thinking of ways to incorporate those into life. Nice dinner leggings? Obviously, yes.

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  8. Love the Golden ticket costume! Happy Friday! xoxo

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  9. Does one really need a reason to wear gold leggings??? I think not. Wear them to the grocery store and be proud!! :)

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  10. I love your costumes... as long as I've known you, you have always been SO creative! I was totally going to say you could be the Oscars statue with those leggings. I've never seen Star Wars but you could be C-3PO lol so sad you won't have any costumes to share with us this year!

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  11. Be GOLD MEMBER! hahaha... orrrrrrrrr a disco diva?! I'm thinking you def need to find a reason to wear them again!

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  12. Gold leggings, maybe a 70's girl. I'm sure I saw something similar on Soul Train when I was little. Haha.

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  13. The Willy Wonka & golden ticket are genius! I have always wanted to throw an adult Halloween party...maybe next year :) As for the gold leggings....I am thinking a disco ball of sorts or trophy/oscar :) Have a great weekend Erin!

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  14. Love the golden ticket. How cute are y'all!?

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  15. That golden ticket costume is seriously too good. Is that just cardboard or what?? I love it!

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    1. Yep! I just cut a box so I'd have two sides and found gold wrapping paper to cover it with!

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  16. You've heard it a million times, but that Wonka and golden ticket idea is SO perfect. Kudos.

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  17. I absolutely love the Golden Ticket costume...my friends used those leggings to be "gold diggers" one year, haha!

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  18. THE GOLDEN TICKET COSTUME IS AWESOME!!!!! Thanks for including me in the post! :)

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  19. You could be a gold crayon and Jarrod could be a different color crayon.. I'm sure you could get a pattern or find a way to make a costume. You could make a Jose Cuervo bottle costume and be a bottle of Tequila. Egyptian Princesses wore gold. You could wear a skirt and the leggings under it (cold weather). You both could do a Mardi Gras Halloween.. get beads and dress up in gold, purple, green and such. Mardi Gras in New Orleans kinda dress "tacky" so you could go all out with feathers and stuff.

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  20. A pot of gold.. you could use a big bag or something (black) and fill it with something squishy.. and then paint round cuts of cardboard gold and put some green "stuff" at the top. Jarrod could be a leprechaun.

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  21. You could be an Elf (the female version from the movie Elf with Will Ferrell and Jarrod could be one too-- since ya'll are so bubbly and such, I think it would work!)

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  22. I love your costumes!! I really suck at being creative and I hate how almost all halloween costumes for grown adults are panties and bras so I normally steer clear, but these are such great ideas!! Love them!

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  23. OH MYYYYY GOSH I absolutely LOVE that Golden Ticket idea!! Those leggings are sassy, you should just rock them, no need for a special occasion ;)

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  24. I like the Wonka and golden ticket costumes! I dressed my dogs up as pirates for their Halloween pic this year.

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  25. Ahh, Willy Wonka and the golden ticket is a brilliant costume idea!

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  26. i have TOO many halloween costume favs.... the toothfairy, NO Britney as a Ringmaster, No... um.... Cruella! yes Cruella.... no DEF BRITNEY!!! i LOVE that snowwhite and the 7 dwarfs. i NEED to be apart of that in the years to come, for sure!

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  27. Would you be willing to send me directions to make the golden ticket?? I am looking into this as a couples costume this year. We are hosting a party at our house and I LOVE your costumes!!!!

    angelina.corazzini@yahoo.com

    Any advice would be great!!

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