If you’re not too old to carve pumpkins, then you’re also not too old to dress up for Halloween!
Every year, our friends get together for some kind of a costume party whether it’s a murder mystery party or a progressive dinner which is what we decided to do this year.
It’s so incredibly fun to plan a costume and to shop for it as cheaply as possible. I’ve been planning my costume for a month now, and Allison and I have loved running back and forth between Target, Goodwill, and our local costume shop in search of the perfect accessories to complete our looks.
I love how creative it all is. We both got our outfits from Goodwill, tailored them ourselves, and made our accessories. I glued large, black buttons to round pieces of foam (so I could blink), glued that on to a plastic frame, tied some clear elastic on to the sides, and there I had them—two button eyes I could actually (kind of) see through.
Allison had a heck of time trying to find a wig that didn’t look stupid and wasn’t too expensive. When I bought a $13 orange wig from the local party store, it definitely didn’t look as glam Joan Holloway as I wanted.
With just a few snips, some styling, and some brown hair spray (to tone down the orange), we whipped up an acceptable Joan Holloway wig.
But the best costume was actually the most uncomplicated of all: Seth as Steve Jobs.
Seth hasn’t been clean-shaven since high school, so it was quite a shock to see him all baby-faced.
Allison and I were in charge of the main course, so we figured the table needed to be a little fancy.