Hello everyone! Thanks for checking in again. I had a little trouble with my website as you may have noticed...July's blog has shown up again following September. I'm far from skillful when it comes to knowing anything more about my computer than how to use it.
So I thought, considering it was so late in the month, I might post a few ideas for those of you who have decided to throw or attend a last minute halloween party!
There was a time when I threw many costume parties. I just love the mystery and whimsy that surrounds All Hallows Eve, or as most of us know it, Halloween. I am also very fortunate to have some very innovative and creative friends, who put together incredible costumes with things they found around the house. Here are a few I thought you would enjoy, and with a little imagination, they can be put together in just a few hours:
Frankenstein and his bride: Easy to do with face paint, a chain and an old jacket. The bride was a white tank, chiffon top and slip found at Value village. Add a little white powder, draw dark bags under your eyes and Voila!!
Dracula is always super fun and easy. However Kermit spent a long time putting this costume together. You might want to skip it unless you're lucky enough to still have that green pantsuit from the 70's!
grey tights, blue undies,
grey undershirt, socks and a
few yards of Navy or black
satin fabric. The headgear is
a black cap with felt ears
attached and a black mask!
Elvira, Mistress of the dark and her crew;
A black cat, Frankenstein's Bride and a Can Can girl.
Easy as can be!
The Ghostly trio.
I'm quite certain I can skip the explanation on this one. However, they added a little twist by coming in as the Singing Ghostly trio. Casper, the smart little fellow, was nowhere to be found. ;o) Just make sure the points on top of your head are flopping downwards!
A mummy...Those of you who were not around in the 1970's, THIS is what a real mummy looks like
(but perhaps a little less relaxed)!
The Grim Reaper:
You'll need a long broom with a white mask attached to it, black string to form a hood over the broom and lots and lots of black fabric.
And finally, Mr. Spock from the original Star Trek series. Light blue shirt, shoulder bag, eyebrow makeup, and I think...those were his own ears! ;o)
So scurry down to the basement or up to the attic, and dig tempestuously for scraps of fabric, old brooms, sheets, worn jackets or anything that looks like it has seen better days. Use your imagination, be creative put on your scariest face and have a great time! I'll leave you with a video (click here) that I think you might enjoy...but be careful, you might want to check under the bed before you turn off the light tonight.
Good night...and Happy Haunting!