Tuesday, November 3, 2009

There's No Place Like Home

Let me just say that I've been wanting to attend a Halloween party for some years now, but the opportunity never presented itself. Well, this year we decided to throw our own party. Here are some pictures of Dan's and my Halloween costumes. I spent almost all that morning and afternoon finishing my Dorothy outfit. It came out pretty well considering that I didn't use a pattern and it was the first time I'd installed a zipper and used a sewing machine. I was awfully proud of myself.

We didn't have a whole lot of time for cool outfit photos, but here are some pics from before the party and throughout the night. I considered posting some pics of myself singing on Rock Band (which for some reason, the Dorothy costume emboldened me to do pretty much the entire evening), but it was a little too embarrassing:)

Dan and our roommate Nick went as themselves in 50 years...but I think I laid on the blue eyeshadow under Dan's eyes a little thick. He looks more like a zombie than an elderly gentleman in quite a few of our photos! Sophie of course went as a little red Toto. It was a lot of fun and the costume provided a good excuse to break in the newly christened sewing machine Hazel Mae. I hope everyone else had a great Halloween as well!


  1. aw I love that your pup is your toto! and wow! you did such a great job on your costume! honestly installing zippers is one of the things I hate doing the most!
    You two look fantastic and it sounds like you had a really great time!!!

  2. You were the PERFECT Dorothy! Great pics!

  3. Oh you both look fantastic, such funny shots, I love them.

    Great job on the dress so cute and the shoes look great with it and the socks!

    Dan looks great, what a good idea!

    Sophie is sooo gorgeous.

  4. How cute, you are a perfect Dorothy and you've got some serious sewing skills! Hazel Mae was what we were going to name our daughter, but we named her Hazel Jade instead.

  5. nice job on the costume! it looks great. i like the lace around the bottom. no pattern...i'm impressed :)

  6. this is a great costume and i love how cute you look in pigtails :)

  7. What a lovely dress you've made, I am jealous of your talent. You look so cute in it! Perfect hair!

  8. Hi gorgeous girl, that is one of the best Dorthy costumes I've ever seen. You did such an amazing job with it! You guys both looked fantastic (cute idea of going as yourself in 50 year - yikes, it's scary to imagine what I'll look like at 75! ;D), hope you had a super fun Halloween!

    Big hugs,
    ♥ Jessica


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