I Yam what I Yam!
One of the positive things about being an empty nester is that I now have time to put together Halloween costumes for Jim and I. Dressing up for Halloween has become a fun tradition for us the last three years.
We never dressed up when the kids were home but now that I don’t have to make and put together costumes for four kids I can do it for us!
I think half the fun for me is deciding what famous couple we are going to be and then putting the costumes together. The majority of our costume comes from Goodwill so the hunt is half the fun. I also like keeping who we are going to be a secret from our friends and neighbors. It is fun to show up at our neighbors Halloween party each year and have everyone surprised!
This year we (or I guess I should say I, as Jim isn’t really allowed much input!) decided to go as Popeye and Olive Oyl. Although I have to say I definitely prefer myself as a blond!
I lucked out and found the perfect Olive Oyl wig at Goodwill on my very first trip there to look for costume pieces. I guess it was just meant to be. I also found my skirt and red sweater at Goodwill along with Jim’s royal blue pants and navy shirt. I purchased his yellow belt, corn cob pipe and Sweet Pea’s outfit on Amazon. I borrowed a baby doll from a friend and Popeye’s muscles were also borrowed. A bit of yellow ribbon sewed along the bottom of the skirt was the perfect Olive Oyl touch. We already owned the sailor hat and my white ruffle blouse.
About an hour before the party I realized I had no white ruffly socks or red earrings so I made a quick run to Target and found the ruffly socks in the children’s department. Good thing I have little feet and I bought some round gold earrings and ran home and spray painted them red real quick! I may still have a little red paint on my ear lobes!
So I’m already thinking about next year and what famous couple we should be – have any suggestions for me?
The night of our neighbors party Jim and the boys were at a Duck football game so I had to recruit my teenager neighbor to be my stand in Popeye! He was so kind to oblige me and he looked so cute! He was such a good sport!
Here are our costumes from the past two years:
So who should we be next year??
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