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Favorite two Halloween costumes ever? – Glenda the Good Witch of the North, 2nd Grade & Elphaba, 2009. Are you seeing a pattern here? I love me some Oz!

I wish I had some more pictures from my 2nd grade costume. I loved it so much. I remember watching my mom make it and how in awe I was. She put tiny mirrors and sequins all over it to make me reflect light. The crown was made out of contact paper with glitter and gold paint in between the layers. I felt so awesome that night. My sister was Dorothy. A funny thing I remember about her outfit is that she forgot to put on one of her socks – all night she had on one little white lace sock on one foot with her little ruby keds and the other ankle was bare. All the pictures are too funny/cute… again, I so wish I had more to share.

Last year began my obsession with Wicked. I saw it twice in one week. After seeing it as part of a surprise date with David, I went back the next weekend and stood in line to try to win the “wicked lottery.” And wouldn’t you know it – one of my best friends won and we got front row seats. So a few weeks later for Halloween, I bought the official MAC green makeup that the real broadway Elphaba wears and made David be my Fiero. I took this costume very seriously – even painted the inside of my ears. After SEVERAL showers that night, the next day at church I still had one of the girls from the youth group inquire about the slight green tint on my face and the green gob in my ear! But it was worth it. I LOVE me some Wicked.

This year – I’m almost ashamed to admit… we aren’t dressing up or going to any parties. We’re packing up and going camping. Yes, camping. Have I ever really been camping? No. Is it gonna get the coldest it has yet to get this year? Yes. Am I excited? You bet!

Have a safe & super fun weekend!
I’d love to hear about your plans or what your favorite Halloween costumes are!

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31 comments...:

  1. heheheeh you are such a cute with!! ;) have fun CAMPING for halloween, sounds spooky friend!! i'm not going to halloween parties, but rather celebrating my upcoming birthday!! :D

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  2. Ooooo camping! Dont tell scary stories!!! And I LOVE THAT picture of you two as scarecrow and the evil witch!!! Pure awesomeness! Pretty sure you two could have won some contests. Anyways, enjoy the wknd! <333

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  3. Aww those are such a cool costumes...LOve them! Have a wonderful time camping. We are going on a party dressed as the red riding hood and the wolf...Its a fairytale theme party!
    Have fun and see you soon

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  4. I'm dressed as a witch right now! Love your cute Glinda costume, I love looking at pics of Halloween costumes past.

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  5. I LOVE WICKED! It's by far the best musical I've ever seen. Your Elphaba outfit is legit! I love that you were both Glenda and Elphaba. :]

    Hope you have an AWESOME weekend camping!

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  6. Ms. Blur,
    Did you mean SEQUINS? or did your mom really put tiny sequences all over your costume? love you too much to let that one go :) :)

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  7. @emily you know i'm not a speller! i considered not fixing it... its pretty funny. but alas, i fixed it!

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  8. NOW This is Awesome!! I used to love the Wizard of Oz & someday I will get to see Wicked. For 2nd grade you did a pretty darn good Glenda!! =)

    My favorite costume was Elvira. I had the hair & did her make-up & found a similar dress. I also did Marie Antionette too one year & had a fake head. It was so cool!!

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  9. Your outfits were so awesome! What a cutie pie. :) I have yet to see Wicked, but I only hear good things. I hoooooope that I'll be able to see it soon! Halloween plans? The beau and I are going to be John Lennon and Yoko Ono. We're also going to watch the Rocky Horror Picture Show tonight. It's a first for me, but folks tell me it's a good time. We'll see though. I hope you enjoy camping! :)

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  10. I love Wicked. I read the book, have seen the play lots of times, I may be obsessed. Your costumes were fantastic.


    Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

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  11. I'm SO impressed with how good your costumes are! I love them! Have fun camping!

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  12. Bring lots of warm clothes!!! Brrr! And you guys were awesome in your Wicked costumes! Have an awesome weekend and be safe!

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  13. I absolutely LOVE dressing up for Halloween! In recent years I've really gotten into wearing wigs- they totally transform you. My favorite costume as an adult was a few years ago when I went as Bride of Frankenstein and wore that big striped beehive wig. This year I'm going to be an Egyptian Mummy Queen.

    When I was a kid, my favorite costume was a Wonder Woman costume my mom made for me. It had a cardboard crown and wristbands she spray painted gold, and white go go boots. I really thought I was THE Wonder Woman!

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  14. Yay for camping!! I love camping, and hoping to go soon! :)

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  15. Cute costumes! I've never been camping and am fine with that:-)

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  16. Love both costumes!! Have a great time camping. I'm stuck passing our candy...the boy wants to trick or treat alone with dad :)

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  17. i love you and your hubby's costumes from last year! the expression on his face is hilarious!! i need to work on my sewing skills so that i can make our kids' costumes one day! have fun on your very first (!) camping excursion!

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  18. Oooh Have fun!!!!
    You could still do halloweenishy things, like tell scary stories around the campfire hehe...i would so not do that though, not a big fan of scary stories (especially not while camping ahaha) But that'll be such a great weekend!
    Those costumes of yours are awesome! Your grade two costume is Adoooorable!
    And have to admit, I haven't seen Wicked yet :o( But it looks incredible! I really do I hope I get to see it.

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  19. how cute, of course love love the movie...and the red glitzy shoes..

    have a happy celebration!

    xoxo

    http://some-kind-of-style.blogspot.com/

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  20. Let me just say that I LOVE your costumes. I am a huge fan of the Wizard of Oz and Wicked. I can't believe you got all decked out in that green makeup!

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  21. That's ok, we aren't doing anything either! Have fun!!!

    ( P.S. Vintage handbag giveaway if you are interested!)

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  22. so nice <3 i totally love the wizard of oz <3

    vdcouture

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  23. What a cute costume! Wizard of Oz is the best, it was once of my favorite movies when I was a wee little one :)

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  24. Those are so fab costumes! Have fun camping? (don't know where you are but I hope it's not too cold...)

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  25. You look beautiful when you were in 2nd grade as Glenda and beautiful last year as Elphaba! I have to say, I love the music from WICKED! I'm lucky enough to work with a lot of the Broadway team when they are in LA looking for talent reading with all the actors and it is always so much fun! I hope you had a very Happy Halloween this year too!

    Liesl :)

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  26. Love this little costume collage! Hope you had a wonderful time camping :)

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  27. oh, yes! You look awesome! I do love me some Oz too! :)

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  28. So fun! I really love this movie.

    xo M

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  29. Loving your Halloween flashbacks! I've always wanted to be Dorothy for Halloween -- maybe next year!

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