Happy Halloween! I love linking up with Chandra from Teaching with Crayons and Curls for her "What the Teacher Wore" linky! And I LOVE Halloween! We have a neighborhood (adult) Halloween party and this year was a Cartoon Theme. (So, this costume is not what I wore to school for Halloween...no shorts at school!)
I love dressing up in costume and I am a bit picky about the percentage of a costume that can be purchased. I love homemade (or at least home put-together) costumes. I am not a big fan of buying the commercial store-bought full costumes. I will buy necessary accessories, but even with my lack of sewing skills, I prefer to make them. So, when we found out the theme for this year's party, I racked my brain for cute, but original, difficult, but not impossible partner costumes. Here is a peek at our potentials:
Charlie Brown and Lucy(I'm glad we didn't go with this as their were two couples dressed as them.) Waldo and Carmen San Diego She-ra and He-man Carl and Ellie Wiley Coyote and Roadrunner(This was almost the winner.) South Park characters Cruella and a Dalmation Tom and Jerry
But, in the end, we settled on Pinocchio and Geppetto.
Here we are:
Notice the knee joints and Jiminy Cricket sitting on my hat. You will get a closer look at him in a second! (It's all about the details!)
And we were to bring a ghoulish treat. Since I don't cook, there are not many things I can whip up, but I did learn how to make easy and delicious salsa once. So, the only way I knew to make chips and salsa Halloweeny was to make tortilla chips using a pumpkin, ghost, and bat cookie cutter. They turned out great!
Here is a close up of my hat. I found a little plastic cricket (or maybe a grasshopper) at Party City and made him a tiny top hat from the fabric I cut off Derek's pants and viola...Jiminy Cricket!
And, low and behold...we won first place! So exciting! Second place went to the cute Darla and dentist.