November 14, 2005

Lisa: Halloween Festivities

A year after I was inspired, I finally got around to making the cute Halloween lanterns from Laura Land. I cheated a bit by using the library's Sizzix machine to cut out the shapes, but I think they turned out pretty cute anyway. I used one strand to decorate our mantel, and a few more (Sarah helped!) as decorations for our Halloween party.

As always, the best part of a Halloween party is the costumes. Here are the girls:

Sarah, in the middle, is a mad scientist (obviously).

Here are Dave and Jess. She's a semi-sexy mummy, if you couldn't tell. I'm not sure what David represents. He borrowed our dad's Nigerian traditional, and then when we got to the party we added a fake mustache from the Target dollar-bin multipack. Somehow, I think the whole of his costume is greater than the sum of its parts.

Marci was a semi-sexy devil, and Mal was Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas. Awesome costume, eh?

Here I am with Blake. I'm wearing the Princess Buttercup costume I made for the library, and for him we improvised a Dread Pirate Roberts/Westley costume at the last minute.

It turned out pretty well, don't you think?

Anyway, the party was fun, but I think next year maybe I will opt for something a bit more low-key. Plus, if I go to another costume party involving strangers college-age and up, I am going to have to devise some kind of sexy faux-stume. I felt somewhat ridiculous dancing to R&B in a princess costume.

Posted by lisa at November 14, 2005 02:54 PM

Dude. What is with posting all these cute pictures of Lisa? Moreover, what is with the posting of horrid pictures of Mallory? Not cool... :)

Posted by: Mal on November 15, 2005 08:24 AM

I have a couple of comments: 1) Lisa I thought your costume was awesome and I can't belive you made that dress. I wish I had talent. 2) Mallory your costume was the best ever. HELLO you won a ribbon for it. So stop saying that you looked horrible or I will have to slap you.

Posted by: Marci on November 15, 2005 11:09 AM

You all looked fantastic. I am glad to see such creative people still exist. Living in Park City, now, I expected people to use the oodles of money they have to at least buy themselves some creativity. To no avail, though. The guys all dressed like ski-bums and the girls dressed like the angels who date ski-bums.
Lisa, that was an excellent link. Again, this was my first "Post-USU-Howl" year, and I hoped I wouldn't have to see anymore fake angelic wings. Maybe I'll be able to avoid them next year.
Jessie and Sar, you girls look as good as ever! The last Halloween we had to together, Jessie was ratting my hair for that mad scientist look of Sar's. Nice job.

Posted by: Neighbor Ryan on November 16, 2005 01:11 PM

NEIGHBOR RYAN! I couldn't figure out how to contact you... I was totally going to invite you to the party. Anyway. I wish you could have been there. I'm guessing that these ski-bum-dating angels were of the sexy lingerie-with-wings variety?

Posted by: Sarah on November 17, 2005 12:58 PM

UPDATE: Yes, Neighbor Sarah, you nailed it. The funny thing is that rich people just spend more money on their wings. They had glowing wings with LED lights and everything. Man! I must say that some of the children did upstage their parents and older siblings tonight, though. I just got back from a premier for Harry Potter, and the kids were dressed as if they had stolen the actual clothes from the movie. The parents were even correcting the English accents of the little ones. This party was a lot more fun than the angels could ever hope to be!

Posted by: Neighbor Ryan on November 17, 2005 10:13 PM
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