Thursday, November 15, 2012

it was a graveyard smash

It's been years since I've dressed up for Halloween, seriously, years. It's been so long that I can't even remember my last Halloween costume (but I do remember being Madonna for like five years in a row when I was a kid... Madonna is the Halloween gift that keeps on giving). So this year when I found out that Brother-in-Law and Child Bride would be hosting a Halloween party (a whole three days before), I panicked a bit about the costume thing.

Sidebar: Child Bride kept referring to her party as, F Halloween (except F was the full four letter word ending in K) and not in French, in English. She'd say, "Oui, ce soir, F Halloween". It confused me as to why she didn't like Halloween but was throwing a party to celebrate it, until I realized that she had no idea what she was actually saying. You know that scene in The Princess Bride, where Inigo turns to Vizzini and says, "Inconceivable. You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." Yeah, that's what it felt like. 

Plus, Child Bride forbid me to be Blair from Gossip Girl, she said it was cheating, which totally blows because; headband - check, pretty blouse - check, pencil skirt - check, fab shoes - check. How is that cheating?!  Whatevs. If I couldn't be Blair (which honestly is really only dressing like me pre-LPV, so I guess it is kind of cheating) I would at least be comfy. And that's when I had a stroke of genius... I would wear my jammies, put my hair in pigtails, and go as a sleepy toddler, or even better... La Petite. Sorted. 

I was super excited with my costume idea, it would be so easy, I would be so comfy, I wouldn't even have to change before bedtime, but then The Husband in a total Grinch that stole Halloween move, begged me to not wear my jammies, using the excuse that I would be cold. Whatevs. 

Well since I already bought the baby bottle, the pacifier, and the teddy bear, I was still going as a toddler. So I put on brightly colored clothes, threw the hair in pigtails, filled up the baby bottle with Rosé and I was ready to go.  


Mr. & Mrs. London got way more into it. They had stopped at a party shop in Toulon on the way to The LPV and bought Vampire costumes. I was well jell. 

The Husband decided to go as a rugby player which to be honest was a tad boring, until Mr. London wrapped his head in a bandage and put fake blood down the side (10 points for creativity Mr. London). 


Gatz was also supposed to go as a rugby player and he and The Husband would wear their matching Leinster jerseys and be twinkies (of course they would) but since his car had broken down, and he ended up at my house without his jersey that was kiboshed. And being the fuddy duddy that he is, he said he wasn't going to dress up at all, that is until The Husband and Mr. London tackled him to the ground, wrapped him in plastic sacs, and fastened him with tape, causing him to look like some hobo from outerspace or something. Mr. London then plopped his Vampire wig on him to complete the look. See... Space Hobo...



Except it would have been nice if they had at least let him take off his wool sweater before they wrapped him in plastic. The poor guy was sweating buckets by the end of the night. 

We arrived at Brother-in-Law's and the party was in full swing... Brother-in-Law was dressed as Rambo, Child Bride was that Gypsy from The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Honey's Honey was a cop, and Honey Jr was wearing some creepy ass pig mask. 




Total blogger fail because I didn't take more photos. BUT, Mr. London did manage to capture this magical moment and this one too. And I promise you if you click over, you won't regret it, not one bit.

pinky swear

bisou

21 comments:

  1. haha major points for the princess bride moment, and have i told you lately how much i love all your nicknames? i want one!

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  3. I haven't dressed up for Halloween for years, either, but sometimes it's good just to really go for it and have that kind of silly fun. It's looks like you had a pretty hilarious night :)
    xox,
    Cee
    http://cocoandvera.blogspot.com

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  4. In tears, that dance has me in tears. Freaking brilliant.

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  5. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I clicked to the videos (you knew I would). Watching now and DYING. The Husband does the French "finger" dance!!! And ANY video with that Gangnam Star will make me laugh. I think it's the "woofing" in the song that gets me.

    Good call on the rose in the baby bottle! So practical!

    GREAT post, SL!

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  6. You were right, no regrets. That just made my morning :)

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  7. I too was Madonna from the ages of like 4 - 8! My favorite was one gloved madonna...she rocked. Putting wine in the baby bottle just inspired me to not get rid of any of the old bottles I have lying around - best party cup idea ever.

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  8. This night looks hysterical, I love the wrapped in trash bags scenario.

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  9. Looks like a hilarious evening and some very inventive costumes too - the bandage and fake blood!
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. Looks like a fun night! And props for the Princess Bride ref, I love that movie :)

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  11. Ha, I just love that the husband and his hetero life partner have Leinster jerseys :oD But I might be laughing just a little bit at the plastic wrapped Gatz...

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  12. Hilarious!! I love the "dances", if you can call them that....gangnam is so "it", even Madonna is doing it now. FUN, wild and sexy guys.

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  13. Sadly, space hobo is the norm on Tejon Street here in "da springs". Oh - and of COURSE you'd put booze in a baby bottle! For years I thought any costume with a baby bottle was mandatory so you could drink your booze lying down, should the party get a little crazy. Wait...TMI?

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  14. LOVE the dance videos. priceless!! : )

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  15. It would be a lot cleaner drinking wine in bed from a bottle. Great idea, thanks!
    Love the dancing. Gangnam Style is getting a lot of love over here too.

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  16. I LOVED the Princess Bride reference and name for the Halloween Party. Fabulous!!!

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  17. Haha, oh goodness! this looks like it was a blast!

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  18. You have a bottle of wine. A BOTTLE OF WINE.

    You win best costume just because of that.

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  19. Dear tiny 8 lbs 4 oz newly born baby Jesus. The videos. I cannot take them!!!! THE TEARS!!!! So stinking funny.

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  20. I love ALL of the costumes, looks like it was a truly memorable (or maybe not after all the drinks!) night! I have never dressed up for Halloween! lol xoxox

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