Happy Halloween! I love linking up with Chandra from Teaching with Crayons and Curls for her “What the Teacher Wore” linky! And I LOVE Halloween! We have a neighborhood (adult) Halloween party and this year was a Cartoon Theme. (So, this costume is not what I wore to school for Halloween…no shorts at school!)
Dressing up in costumes is one of my favorite things, but I am a bit picky about the percentage of a costume that can be purchased. I love homemade (or at least home put-together) costumes. I am not a big fan of buying the commercial store-bought full costumes. The store-bought ones just seem like there wasn’t a lot of effort put into it. I will purchase necessary accessories, but even with my lack of sewing skills, I prefer to make them. So, when we found out the theme for this year’s party, I racked my brain for cute, but original, difficult, but not impossible partner costumes.
The list of potentials:
- Charlie Brown and Lucy (I’m glad we didn’t go with this as their were two couples dressed as them.)
- Waldo and Carmen San Diego
- She-ra and He-man
- Carl and Ellie
- Wiley Coyote and Roadrunner (This was almost the winner.)
- South Park characters
- Cruella and a Dalmatian
- Tom and Jerry
But, in the end, we settled on Pinocchio and Geppetto.
Here we are:
Notice the knee joints and Jiminy Cricket sitting on my hat. You will get a closer look at him in a second! (It’s all about the details!)
And we were to bring a ghoulish treat. Since I don’t cook, there are not many things I can whip up, but I did learn how to make easy and delicious salsa once. So, the only way I knew to make chips and salsa Halloweeny was to make tortilla chips using a pumpkin, ghost, and bat cookie cutter. They turned out great!
Here is a close up of my hat. I found a little plastic cricket (or maybe a grasshopper) at Party City and made him a tiny top hat from the fabric I cut off Derek’s pants and viola…Jiminy Cricket!
And, low and behold…we won first place! So exciting! Second place went to the cute Darla and dentist.
Check out other outfits and costumes this teacher wore in this post!