Halloween has kind of been on the back burner this year, which is sad because it is our favorite holiday. Thankfully, we switch off which holiday we have our big party on and this year we are all about Christmas. We went all out for last year's Halloween party. I haven't had a lot of time to think about Halloween because of Crochet School but this week I am being thrown into everything Halloween. Tonight, we have our annual pumpkin carving party with Sheldon's side of the family (2010, 2009) which I'm really excited about. It is always fun to have traditions and I started this tradition with everyone so that makes it even more special.
I've been frantically pulling together all the little pieces for my halloween costume. Here are a few peeks:
Can you guess what I'm going to be?
Sheldon and I started dressing up in couples costumes from the beginning of our relationship (2010, 2009). We seriously talk about costume ideas all year long. We kicked around quite a few ideas this year but we finally decided we are going as silent movie stars Louise Brooks and Charlie Chaplin gray-scale make-up and all. This is my reference photo for Louise:
I have had to do so much research on make-up to make this work out for us because typical halloween make-up will not do -- I've tried it, it looks good for all of 10 minutes then cracks and looks awful. I might do a how-to after I actually do all of the make-up. It will be involved. I've only practiced little sections but it's crazy how weird it looks to have gray skin. I haven't even tested the make-up on Sheldon. If it doesn't work with his dark skin-tone we may just have to cut some eye-holes out of a sheet so he can be a ghost!
We have a family Halloween party on Saturday, then the downtown Halloween parade (my favorite part of Halloween!) and Saturday night Levi is having a big Halloween party. It will be interesting to see how long our make-up lasts. We'll probably do it before the parade and do some touching up before we go to Levi's.
What kinds of fun things are you doing for Halloween? I want details! I need to live vicariously through all of you that decorated, picked the perfect candy for trick-or-treaters, and have a kick-ass costume planned out.
FYI crochet school students. The lesson on crocheting in the round will go up tonight :) with other lessons following along. So much for my schedule eh? haha