Cruella De vil and Horace

Since we have become empty nesters we have started a new tradition.  We dress up for Halloween.  When we had kids at home I was too busy making and helping with costumes for my kids to ever even think about dressing up myself.

When Halloween arrived last year and I found myself with no children at home and no costumes to make (although I still did help a couple of the college kids put together costumes with things from Goodwill) I decided it would be fun if Jim and I dressed up.  We had a Halloween party to go to afterall.

You may remember we looked pretty darn cute as sweet and sugary Mary Poppins and the handsome Bert!!

Mary Poppins & Bert

This year we decided to go to the other end of the spectrum!  We went for evil!!!  Cruella De vil and the dogcatcher Horace.  I did keep with the same color scheme though.

Cruella De VIL

For my costume I used a black dress I already owned from Shabby Apple and put on every piece of jewelry I had with pearls in it!

My wig and gloves were ordered off of Amazon and I made my Dalmatian coat the morning before the party!

Horace the Dog Catcher aka Jim’s costume was pulled from his closet about an hour before the party started.  I also asked him not to save for a few days before the party and then I darkened his stubble with some black makeup.

I did buy his hat and his net from Goodwill – 99cents each.  O.K. so that is really a fishing net not a dog catching net but we had a small dog!  The dog was pulled from our box of stuffed animals in the garage.  I am glad that Cali went through a dalmatian phase so we had one on hand!!

We had a great time at the party and I have decided we should have started dressing up years ago.  Halloween is much more fun when you dress up!

So to carry on this famous couple theme we have going, who should we be next year?  Taking suggestions in the comment section.

Happy Halloween!

Leigh Anne

Comments

  1. 1
    Kristi says:

    Awwww! You two look great! I haven’t dressed up since my now 21 year old was 2 and our family went as red riding hood, the wolf and granny. Maybe I’ll remember to make up a costume next year!

    Have a great day!
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    MelanieL says:

    Ha ha, you two look fabulous! You are rocking that wig:) Hmmm, next year, what about Barbie & Ken or sticking with your color scheme, Mickey & Minnie? You are so creative, whatever you decide, I’m sure it will be awesome!

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    Valerie A. H. says:

    Haaahaaaaaa!!!! You two look great! You make a great Cruella! Ideas for next year…
    How about Scarlett and Ret or Popeye and Olive Oyl?

  4. 4
    Julie says:

    One of my neighbors this year dressed up as Buddy the Elf and his wife Jovie. It was super adorable at our ward “trunk or treat” last night. Their car was all decked out like Christmas, complete with lit up snowflakes, stockings and fake snow. They handed out candy canes and made all the kids say “Merry Christmas”. (Oh…and of course they were playing Christmas music too!)

  5. 5
    Erin says:

    That is so great! I might have to start forcing my hubby to dress up. How about the parents from the Addams Family?

  6. 6
    Tracy says:

    My husband and I won best costume for Woody and Jessie from Toy Story… Super easy to put together!

  7. 7
    Megan says:

    You both look great in both costumes! Raggedy Ann & Andy could be fun. =) Ot Capt Von Trapp & Maria. So many possibilities!

  8. 8
    Stephanie says:

    My husband and I are going as Lois Lane and Clark Kent this year (with the peek-a-boo Superman shirt).

  9. 9
    Kim says:

    Great costumes! What is the pattern of your coat? It could be great in a wool with plaid lining for fall….thanks!

  10. 10
    Karen says:

    I love this! Disney picked the wrong girl!

  11. 11
    Tamara says:

    Great costumes! Happy Halloween!

  12. 12
    cathy says:

    It wouldn’t stay with the color scheme but Fred & Wilma Flintstone would be fun!

  13. 13
    Nancy says:

    You two look great!! You never run out of ideas. It will keep you young.
    Thanks for sharing.

  14. 14

    I think Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers would be SO fun.

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    Amy B says:

    You look SO different as Cruela. GREAT costumes!
    I like the Capt. Van Trapp and Maria idea. Or Scarlett and Rhett would be fun too.

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    Emily says:

    You are not mean enough to be Cruela! You both look great, so sad we missed you on Halloween.

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    Michelle says:

    I loved your unique and creative costumes and had to add you to my round-up, “87 Creative Halloween Couples Costumes” (http://www.thedatingdivas.com/holidays/halloween/87-creative-couples-costumes/). Thanks for being awesome and Happy Halloween from The Dating Divas xox
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