Hump Day Trick or Treat Part II

by Rachel on October 28, 2009

It’s probably apparent by now that I love Halloween, and I know not everyone gets as into it as I do. Fair enough. But allow me to explain my love. See, Halloween is my “family holiday.” Thanksgiving? Um, we’ve skipped it completely more than once. Easter? Eh, take it or leave it. Halloween…ALL OUT.

Because my mom is insanely talented when it comes to imagining, designing, and creating things, amazing Halloween costumes are just a given. I thought I’d share some of her best work. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find pictures of the picnic, and the pictures do not begin to do the costumes justice — the attention to detail is awesome and you really need to see it to get it — but I think you’ll get the idea.

The highlights….

My second Halloween….awwwe a baby mime!

The watermelon…

The little cow…

The caterpillar…

The pizza and the lobster….

Check out the tail!

Just a bunch of grapes…

The Energizer Bunny…

When I got to college and joined a sorority, my costumes got a little boring at first. There was Little Red Riding Hood…

Luckily, my mom now had Preston, so she could expend her creative energy on him!

There was the “Navy Seal.”

That one was so cute, he was so tiny! It won second prize in a national costume contest.

The Gingerbread Man (which I hold as firm proof my mom bore children purely for entertainment value.)

The “deviled egg.”

Meanwhile, I realized I needed to be something sexy and smart, so, since I love ipod, I decided to be a sexy ipod. Everyone said it couldn’t be done. O RLY?

The best part was definitely the perfect white apple logo on the ass. And the click wheel.

Then Preston decided, hey, he’d like to be a normal kid, and wanted to go as a train. So she created the ghost train costume…

Then I moved to NYC and had to go at it alone, so I tried to follow in her footsteps by creating my very own Center of the Universe costume. I got all fifth grade science project and made a belt of orbiting planets…

Meanwhile, my mom went ahead and outdid herself with the couch potato costume….

It also won second prize in a national contest!

Don’t think she can top that? Well…this year, luckily, there are more children under the age of five in the family, so our cousins are getting in on the fun. “Where the Wild Things Are,” anyone?

Yeah, I’d say we’re NFA when it comes to Halloween in my family. Wearing a store-bought costume would just be offensive on every level.

Last year I finally got to host my first Halloween party and I was beside myself. This year, I’m doing it again, and it’s at my uncle’s house, which just so happens to be haunted. My dream come true!! My costume isn’t quite done yet, but I’m sure it’s going to be as sick as all its predecessors. I’m going as sexy sushi.

Just you wait and see.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 maria October 28, 2009 at 8:51 am

Wow! Your mom really knows how to make a costume. My husband and I got a kick out of the couch potato costume!
.-= maria´s last blog ..Things that go pop =-.


2 Becca October 28, 2009 at 11:03 am

OMG I LOVE this year’s costumes! So adorable! Great book, I can’t wait to see the movie :)


3 Leah (Nutritionista) October 28, 2009 at 11:03 am

Rachel, there are no words for those costumes. I’m actually now scared to attend your party for fear that I’ll be laughed out of the place for not having a good enough costume (seriously). If you want to know the truth, I STILL don’t know what I’m going to be. Heeelllllpppppp!


4 Rachel October 28, 2009 at 11:51 am

Im in LOVE with the deviled egg! And the sexy ipod was pretty stinkin’ creative as well! Post a pic of the sushi when its all said & done. Love your blog by the way. Found it about a month ago and read it daily. I’ve passed it on to several friends as well. Your running inspires me. I’m training for a 5k and knowing that you go out and run 10 miles is great motivation to get through my measley 3 mile runs.


5 Tracy October 28, 2009 at 3:45 pm

Your mom is seriously amazing!! They need Project Runway for childrens’ designers, haha, I swear she’d win! The Gingerbread Man is so stinking cute!!


6 Beth October 29, 2009 at 1:38 am

Oh my GOD, I had not seen half of these! Mrs. Dubbya, you are incredible. My favorites were the bunch of grapes and the couch potato. And the gingerbread man was just adorable, too. Rach, I love your commentary on that one.

You two are my favorite ladies in the entire universe. Centrally located, of course, is Rach :)


7 Kaytee October 29, 2009 at 10:45 pm

Love that couch potato costume SO MUCH.
.-= Kaytee´s last blog ..More plans… =-.


8 Dori May 9, 2010 at 12:53 pm

This is my first time ever seeing this post. WOW. Your mom is amazing! LOVE the mine, the bunch of grapes, Energizer Bunny and iPod! And Preston, wow!!! The couch potato and deviled egg, too clever!! I always had to wer my dance recital costume from the year before for Halloween. :(
.-= Dori´s last blog ..The Bar Method NYC Review =-.


9 AmandaD October 13, 2010 at 8:41 am

These are so awesome & totally made me smile!


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