Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Day 2 of 31 Day Spooktacular- Recap & Costume Ideas!

Every year I struggle coming up with an inexpensive, unique Halloween costume.   I think and ponder (and search) ideas and before I know it, Halloween is here and I rush to throw an outfit together.  I swear to myself that this year will be different.

Here are some highlights from our Halloween party last year. Maybe one of these costumes will strike your fancy or get your wheels turning...

My 100% handmade peacock outfit.
 The fan took hours of time and lots of hot glue sticks.

Homemade Tractor

Creepy Cavewoman
White-Tail Deer

Other ideas from last year:
Football Player
Harry Potter
Cast of Jersey Shore
The Village People
Popeye and Olive Oil
Prom Queen (90's)
Police Officer
Lady Luck
80's Workout Instructor
Joe Dirt
Ron Burgandy

What is your favorite costume you have ever worn? What is your favorite costume you've seen on someone else?


Tanya said... Best Blogger Tips

Super cute peacock costume. I love it :) I see you're from North Dakota...I have family there :)

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said... Best Blogger Tips

Such great costume ideas! Thanks for sharing!

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my gosh! You are amazing! I wish I was this creative! Love the tractor!

Angee @ Sunshine in my life said... Best Blogger Tips

I LOVE the peacock. Such a cute idea.

Kirsti @ Living in Lovely LaLaLand said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, that peacock costume is fantastic! I love love love it! Last year I was a zebra and Mike was a Safari hunter. We had fun with it. :)

susan said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for the sweet comment on my stairs. I am very pleased with them - but what a lot of work!!

My fav costume was one my mom helped me make when I was dating my honey. So in the 80's - yikes!!

I was a fly and he was a giant can of raid. He was armed with a fly swatter - big mistake!!

The next year we were a bunch of grapes. I never want to blow up another purple balloon!!

Your peacock is amazing!!! I don't know how you will top it!!

Jennifer said... Best Blogger Tips

Great costume ideas!

Thanks for dropping by my blog!

Jenna Lee said... Best Blogger Tips

The deer looks great! I love that one best

Ashley said... Best Blogger Tips

Cute costume ideas! Very creative!

I found you on the weekend blog hop...would love it if you would follow me back:

Looking forward to being one of your newest followers! :-)

Rhinestone Beagle said... Best Blogger Tips

OMG all of these are great costumes. I have to say my favorite one I've worn was probably way back to when I was a care bear in grade school. My mom made it and I was so proud. Thanks for posting at the Rhinestone Beagle!

Patricia said... Best Blogger Tips

Very cute! Following you on the FNFW blog hop. Hope you have a nice weekend. I am your new GFC follower.

Patricia aka Mamaw

natasha {schue love} said... Best Blogger Tips

Love all your fun homemade costumes! The peacock is my fave! Thanks so much for linking up today! :)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I absolutely love the peacock costume!

New follower here from the FNF Blog Hop!

Design It Chic said... Best Blogger Tips

Such a cute peacock costume:) Thanks for all these great ideas! I am now following you thanks to Finding New Friends Friday, and it would be so nice if you could share the love back on my blog;)
Also today we have the coolest blog hop there is... no rules just fun and would love you to join in with us at Boost My Blog Friday, where you can meet lots of friends and have a great time:) See you there!
Happy Friday!

Katie said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the peacock costume. My husband and I are going to be mad scientist this year. We already have one lab jacket and all we need to do is buy another one. The rest of the items we will wear and or have on us we already own! Super inexpensive yet fun and creative!

Good luck figuring out what you're going to be!

btw I'm your 199th follower! yipppeeee!

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said... Best Blogger Tips

That peacock costume is totally adorable...I can definitely see that you put some *long* hours into those feathers, yikes! That would take a lot of patience, but it turned out great! I can tell I'm going to have a lot of fun here...I just became your 200th follower, YAY for making it to 200, CONGRATS!

Chloe said... Best Blogger Tips

These are all too cute! I'm a new follower from the Finding New Friends Hop. Hope you can stop by

Karima said... Best Blogger Tips

OMG What a great peacock Outfit absolutely stunning! I am your newest gfc follower, Karima :) PS Thanks for popping by.

corabeth said... Best Blogger Tips

following from Finding New Friends Weekend Blog Hop!!! Please follow back!!! Thanks!!! =D

TigerEyes2001 said... Best Blogger Tips

Following from Finding New Friends Weekend Blog Hop!!! Please follow back! Thank you! LOVE your costumes, btw!!!

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a nice compliment. Your peacock costume is really imaginative and cute. You must have a lot of patience to work with all those feathers. Have a great weekend!--------Shannon

Andrea @Oasis Accents said... Best Blogger Tips

I LOVE your peacock costume!! I don't know if I have the patience to do it but it is sooo gorgeous. Thanks for sharing =)

Brae Craig said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey! I am here from the hop! I'm following you now, and I love all the cute costume ideas.

I'd love for you to visit/follow me too at


Ciao Mama's said... Best Blogger Tips

There all nice but I really love the peacock and the scary cave woman. For putting them together quickly you did a great job. New follower from the FNF blog hop. Hope you can come by and do the same.

Rettabug said... Best Blogger Tips

Loved seeing all those great costumes, Coley!
One year I went as a brick wall...similar box like the tractor, hanging from straps. My DH went as a "brick layer" (blush) wearing white painters overalls, a paint stained cap & carrying a trowel. People howled!!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for sharing all these great costumes at the Open House party. That's a lot of peacock feathers to glue! I love it.

Drew {Coral Cafe} said... Best Blogger Tips

I love your costume!! I was a peacock last year too! I made mine but your feathers are much more fuller than mine were ;)

KAT said... Best Blogger Tips

one time I was a football player and my hubby was a cheerleader so funny !

Jenny said... Best Blogger Tips

The peacock is amazing!!! Loving your blog :)

Big D and Me said... Best Blogger Tips

I like the peacock costume - i just posted today about our family costumes for the last 8 yrs

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said... Best Blogger Tips

Inspired...yes! Your costume is adorable! My five year old is thinking about being a peacock for Halloween so saved your pic for inspiration.

Thanks for the sweet comment today. Nice to "meet" you.


Charles Flaum said... Best Blogger Tips

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