Oh Oh Something Shiny!!!

No Theme Required – Just Whatever comes up in my Brain

Who ya gonna call ?  — December 7, 2015

Who ya gonna call ? 

Ever since my Wonder Woman Costume I hadn’t been able to come up with a cute costume idea. This year, I wanted The Hubs and I to do the couple thing. Yes, I know its’ cheezy but its’ fun. Plus, he isn’t creative at all and he is more cheap than me (if you can believe that)! I mean, when I was Wonder Woman that year, I told him he could be on his own thing and there would be no theme.

Do you know what he did? He went to Dollar General on the way to the party and bought a plastic cowboy set for a kid. Nobody knew what he was!!!! It was quite embarrassing. He thought it was hilarious but nobody “got it”.

Weeks before Halloween, I will give him some of my ideas. Of course, he comes up with a reason for every one why it won’t work. I decided to head down to Montrose to all the resale shops and see if something stuck out. I walked in one of them and saw the Ghostbuster jump suit for $10!!!!! I remembered seeing this on Pinterest so I grabbed it !

Of course I am not a cute college girl so I had to alter it and make it Collette friendly.  It still isn’t my favorite costume of mine but I think it was cute.  She didn’t have any specific directions so I had to wing it but I think I did okay.  Especially since I didn’t even know how to thread my machine.  Taking it out of the box and figuring it out was the most difficult part 🙂

Here is a summary of how I did it:

ARMS AND LEGS:

I used white satin since I am a girl and because it was cheaper than cotton.  I got three yards since I knew I would probably have a couple of mistakes.

Took the material and wrapped it around my calves leaving about three extra inches knowing the foam would take up some of the width.  Well, that wasn’t enough!!!  I am thinking at least five inches was what I ended up with.

Put the ugly sides together and sewed three sides then turned it inside out where the shiny side would be out

Sewed four lines along the width leaving an inch at each end.

Stuffed each “tube” then sewed the ends shut.  The first leg I did on the sewing machine but it was a pain in the butt with such little material and being so puffy making sure the fraying ends were inside when sewing so I ended up doing all the rest by hand. It probably took less time quite honestly.

Sewed Velcro on each end by hand.  Actually, I bought the little circles and sewed one circle in each section making sure they matched up.

BIB

This was actually the hardest part. I won’t give any directions because I honestly don’t remember what I did. I had to go back to the store three times to buy more material. Yes, I know, it should be very easy! I wanted it to be double sided though and was trying to make it look professional. By the time I was done, I was so excited I didn’t realize until the day AFTER Halloween that I forgot the white ribbon.

BOW

I was quite proud of myself for this one. I just sewed a piece of ribbon about an inch above the bottom of the bib and slid the red material through and tied a knot. Crazy cause that was the part I was stressed about most on how to do!

HAT

I cut the smooth part of a Fanta bottle and covered it with left over blue material using a hot glue gun. The letters are done with stencils and some paint I had sitting around.

For the white part, I got a pretty big piece of scrap material and just put polyfil in the middle of it all. I tied a rubber band at the bottom and it fit perfectly! I had to hot glue it to the blue part but that’s it!

Now I should’ve put more consideration into how to keep the hat on I do have to say! For the most part, it stayed on though but fell off while playing Hungry Hungry Humans!

I think hers did turn out cuter. After I finished the first leg, I had a realization that white pillow cases would’ve done the trick! All I would’ve had to do was sew the lines down and stuff them. Probably would’ve been cheaper too if I had found them at Ross or something! I am definitely going to use this idea for my Rainbow Brite Costume next year! I just have to figure out what The Hubs can be !

All together, our costumes combined were under $50.  I actually want to say $40 but I may be lying since I had to make three trips for the blue material.


There were a lot of Ghosts out!

Every Picture I have of him he is on his phone LOL!
  

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John and Lorena Bobbitt costumes under $25  — September 24, 2015

John and Lorena Bobbitt costumes under $25 

My friends had a couple’s Halloween party a couple of years ago. The Hubs isn’t into dressing up much and I never could get him to join in. That year, I told him he had to go. And, He likes the friends we were going to hang out with. Not that he doesn’t like the others but he really likes these. Of course, it was a Thursday that he told me he would join in on the fun. Yay!!! I get to do a “couple’s theme”.

I googled Couple’s costumes and saw numerous things but they all seemed uncomfortable. My main concern is comfort and not having to worry about body parts falling out!

I saw several John and Lorena Bobbitt costumes and ran it by him. His first response was no of course until I told him I could do it under $25 for both of us!!! So, he was in!!!

BTW, if you live under a rock (like I do) and somehow don’t know about John and Lorena, here is there story.

And… if you secretly have always wanted to be a surgical nurse and love “details”, here are some very graphic pictures

Don’t say I didn’t warn you! LOL!!!

Okay, back to the costume….

Here we are: You can tell by looking it was very cheap.

I picked up some fake blood and a fake knife at The Halloween Store.

Is the proper word faux? I know fancy stuff is faux but is normal stuff fake? I need to look that up. Sorry if I look ignorant but I don’t recall ever seeing faux written on anything fake I have bought. HHHHHMMMMMM….

Anyways…………..

The Hubs didn’t have any pajama bottoms so I had to buy those. I went to Walmart and got them for under $10 cause I didn’t know if he would ever wear them again even if the blood washed out.

I came home and poured the blood all over the crotch of his pajamas very heavily along with a few handprints, etc. I smeared the blood on my stuff lightly and let it sit outside to dry.

BTW, I did all this Saturday morning too.

For my clothes, I wasn’t sure if the blood really washed out so I used old pajama pants and just a cheap tank I already had. The Hubs shirt was an old work out shirt as well.

As far as the “penis” that’s obvious…. I just cut a piece of sausage and put in a plastic bag with the rest of the fake blood. He did request that his sausage be quite large if he is having to lose his manhood though…

Sometimes he does have a sense of humor 🙂

I didn’t want to carry the Ziploc bag around all night though. If you just see some bloody girl walking around, people are going to wonder who you are. So, I punched holes in the top of my bag and he put a small twine rope through the holes and made me a “purse”.

That’s all it took. I am thinking it may not have even been $25. Most men already have pajama pants so you may not even have to buy those. For me, they really don’t count cause I washed all our clothing and it all came out the first wash. Believe me, all four of us wear those pajama pants.

  No we weren’t drinking his blood…