Halloween Costumes

We had an awesome Halloween celebration this year. We got a super deal on plane tickets, hotel room, and rental car, so we made our way to Disney World for Halloween. We attended Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and had a great time. But, before we left we had to decide on costumes that would be cool enough to wear in Florida, easily packed, and fun, but not so scary.

Many years ago, I made our Halloween costumes and we have worn them every year since then. The husband is the grim reaper, with black cloak and sickle, and I as a witch in a black dress and cape with a pointed hat and stringy hair, very traditional Halloween costumes. When the decision was made to go to Disney World for Halloween, I knew our costumes would not work. One, they were designed to protect us from the cold fall nights, two, they are big and bulky, and three, the husband is quite scary in his.

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With changes at work, I was running out of time to make new costumes, so the husband bought us a couple of new ones, a bacon costume and an egg costume. Of course, out of the package, the costumes did not fit well and were very poorly made. One of the arm holes on the egg costume was sewn shut. But, they were a good foundation for me to get started. After a little study, I decided to make them into sandwich board costumes, (a front and a back attached at the sides), so we could just drop them over our heads as we went to the party and easily pull them off when needed.

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I was going to put ties on the side, but the husband suggested elastic straps between the two pieces. This was a great idea. The elastic would stretch if you wanted to sit down and make it so each of us could get the costume on and off by ourselves if needed. (We wouldn’t need help if we needed to go to the bathroom.) With the modifications to the costumes, they fit well, and allowed us to move freely, plus they were light weight for the unseasonably warm Florida evenings.

Everyone at the party liked the bacon and egg costumes. One guest approached the husband and said, “I love you, man.” and then we all had a laugh about everybody loving bacon, and I got extra candy since I was a “good egg”. In all, it was one of our best Halloween’s ever!

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