Monday, October 28, 2013

Halloween in the Hood

Dressing up for Halloween is something I look forward to every single year. I am pretty positive that we haven't missed wearing a costume in over 10 years. I start planning and pinning ideas months in advance. I am not embarrassed to admit that I pinned this year's idea last Halloween.

Our friends hosted a party in our neighborhood on Saturday night. Let me just say that they are the host/hostess with the mostest...food, cocktails of all sorts, decorations from ceiling to floor and music that had us all sweating. I am sure their next door neighbors weren't too thrilled when the hours of the late night wee morning hit.

I don't think the laughter or smiles left a single mouth the entire time. Everyone outdid themselves with costumes. Scrolling through the 200+ photos that I have on my camera had me rolling Sunday morning. It's the one night out of the year that we can be someone or something else, be as silly as we want and take more photos than most people do at their weddings.

I wanted to share a few Halloween costume ideas for you to pin, take mental pictures of, get some ideas for next year and also brag on how crazy cool my neighborhood buddies are. I hope you enjoy, ooh and ahh and possibly get a laugh out of our night too.
 
 Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water.

 
 The gracious party planners...who doesn't love Buddy and his gorg little elf?

 
 Amish Mafia....I snorted when I saw them. One of my faves of the night.

 Beetlejuice...Bettlejuice...Beetlejuice

 
Smokey and the Bandit

 A Top Gun Classic

Cousin Eddie & Catherine from National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. They NAILED it with the moose cups and all. Another fave!

 Swamp People...I mean, those props!

 
 Despicable Me....people, SHE made her costume!

 
 Avatar

 
Pair of ta-tas in a breastfeeding cover up....seriously DIED.

 
The cutest pilots ever!

Blades of Glory. Watch this trailer if you are confused....then you will DIE. They were the BIG winners of the night. Best costume I have ever witnessed with my own eyes. Yes, they wore those shoes all evening and even danced them. They 100% deserved this year's trophy.

 
 Toy Story

 
The Big Bang Theory

 
 Shrek and Fiona



 

And just to humor myself, here is one more of us. Ross, you are a trooper. Thank you for always being such a super star sport. You never gripe, complain or roll your eyes when Halloween rolls around. This year was one of my favorites that we have come up with. I can't wait to see what I rope you into next year! 

Thanks again, Kim and Rob. You guys are beyond amazing and I think I can speak for everyone when I say that this night was one for the books with stories to be told for years. This is just a small piece of our neighborhood pie. Anyone and everyone are welcome anytime. I can promise you this; YOU will have a good time. 

Happy Halloween week. Next up, Snickers, Twix, Skittles, Twizzlers and Reese's Pieces....bring on the candy.


Shanna

45 comments:

Alice Warren said...

Wow those some great costumes!!! Looks like such a great time.

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Becky M said...

Despicable me costume is so dead on! Love it! And swamp people made me laugh so hard! Great costumes!

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Laura McCallum said...

Haha this party looks soo much fun!! I wish we celebrated halloween in Scotland to the same extent that you do in the States!! I love your costumes as well as the minion and the gator ones ha. So much thought has gone into everyones costumes ... Love it!!

Laura xx

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Susan Jeffries said...

How fun is this?! I love the Blaze of Glory costumes!! It looks like you have some silly friends! I love silly people - they make life better! Have a great week! Susan

Nina Piccini said...

I love it - looks like you all had a blast!

xo, Nina
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Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

OMG! These pictures are hilarious! I gotta say, I LOVE how committed the Crim twins were to their characters in all of the pictures! AWESOMENESS!

FitTravelerAJ said...

All of your friends are SO creative with their costumes!! Sounds like such a fun time.

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

Ashleigh said...

LOL'd at the Amish Mafia and swamp people! I didn't get to dress up this year as I was on vacation. For Halloween we throw a Haunted house and this year is a scary clown theme.
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Reagan Leigh said...

Super cute costumes! I dont think I could get my husband to be that compliant! (FYI...the blue costumes are from Avatar not Lord of the Rings!)

Samantha Curtis said...

Ok those are all seriously the most creative costumes I've ever seen! Haha I want to live near you when we can actually have a choice where we live... so fun!

Heidi said...

I can't believe they wore those skates all night! Holy crap that's impressive.

Thanks for sharing all of these costume ideas.

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Lisa said...

Looks like a lot of fun - great costumes. I, too, can't believe they wore skates all night. Happy Halloween!

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Nicki Lewis said...

Awesome costume

Alyssa said...

Everyone had amazing costumes–have to say, that Blades of Glory one is AMAZING!

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

Wow, your friends know how to go all out with their costumes! You and Ross looked fabulous!

Anne said...

I'm sitting here trying to decide on my favorite & it's IMPOSSIBLE. Love them all!!

The Mrs. and The Momma said...

Wow, those friends don't mess around. Seriously great costumes!!! Love y'all's facial expressions!

Tyree - Party of Five said...

Oh my! I loved this post and all of the GREAT couple themed costumes. So impressive. My hubby and I won "Best Costume" this year ourselves! It is so fun to dress up and be goofy. Loved your Jack and Jill, adorable. :)

Kristin said...

everybody had such amazing costumes!!! I was hear laughing out loud at work over the blades of glory costume ;)

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Cousin Eddie, love it!

Caitlin said...

LOVE all of these costumes! They put the one I'm planning on wearing this weekend to shame. Just a pirate... burrowing someone's costume because I don't want to spend money! But, LOVE your costume and everyone elses! Looks like a blast!

Jess said...

Love the Despicable Me costumes! Everyone came up with very creative costumes - they are all awesome.

TheTinyHeart said...

Haha, I am dying at some of these costumes! The Blades of Glory costumes are awesome...it takes guts to wear that and pull it off! Looks like such a fun party :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Helene said...

OMG!! all these costumes are so awesome and creative! I love y'alls costumes- y'all seem like a fun couple to hang with :)

Rachel Lynne said...

Some great costumes! DEFINITELY LOVE the Amish mafia! And one year I was a croc hunter and had the same croc with me! People in college got mad though cause he took up so much room at house parties, lol

Always Maylee said...

What a fabulous halloween party! Everyone had such great costumes. I love your Jack and Jill. Also the Amish Mafia one is pretty hilarious! People are so clever!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Great costumes! You guys killed it!

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

What amazing costumes! So creative. Looks like a blast!

bisous
Suzanne

Makaila Acelar said...

Freaking ADORABLE!! I was passing you and Ross's IG photo around the living room Saturday night... so damn cute!

Jeans and a Teacup said...

Haha...so many fun costumes! We aren't celebrating halloween this year :-( too busy... But I LOVE dressing up so I'm super bummed!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

Katie Did What said...

Oh my gosh, these are all so great!!! Jeeze, your friends are all so creative haha. I need to take some lessons out of their books! ;) You look adorable as Jill, and I'm also LOVING the Cousin Eddie and Catherine outfits. Seriously, hilarious!

xo

Hayley! said...

Man, yall don't play when it comes to costumes! All of them were SO awesome, I can't even pick a favorite! So awesome!

Nikki said...

Wow, everyone had such great costumes! Love the Buddy the Elf! And love your Jack and Jill. How clever! And the Amish Mafia was hilarious!

Nikki
thefashionablewife.com

Hallie Oceanside said...

these costumes! How entertaining, and so creative! The best part of Halloween is sseing what people can come up with!

So glad you shared these, and of course you two looked great!

Dhruvi said...

OMG so many fun costumes!! I love you guys' - so cute!!

Dhruvi
Stilettos & Sequins

two birds said...

i am very impressed with all the costumes! your jack and jill is super cute!

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

Really though, you guys go to the BEST parties! AMISH MAFIA! That is hilarious. And the moose cups...I love it so much. And you and the R-man look amazing, as always :)

Rachel said...

I hope I have half as much fun as you when I'm a parent! Seriously, this party looks like so much fun and I love your costumes!

Carly said...

These costumes are AMAZING!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Head to Toe Chic said...

These costumes are so creative, I love them!! Yours is so fun and I love that your hubs is such a great sport!

xo,
Angela

Susan Liberatore said...

Those have got to be the best costumes I've ever seen at a Halloween party. Wow.
You guys look amazing!! xo

Misty said...

These are all great. I especially love Smokey and the Bandit.

April said...

What awesome costumes ... looks like a fun bunch of people!

Gwen said...

Fantastic costumes all around! The Blades of Glory one is hilarious and I nearly spit out my water when I saw the Amish Mafia.

Mol C. Nichols said...

Looked like a fun party, you guys are so creative.

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