Happy Halloween: My Costume Evolution

Happy Halloween, ya’ll! Maddux was so excited about Halloween that he woke me up at 3 am today! I finally caved and just turned on the TV around 4. It was a rough morning for me, but he thought it was so much fun. I’m starting to think this is less about teething and more about being “spoiled” from all the teething. Sneaky little guy.

In honor of the holiday, I thought it would be a good idea to make fun of myself on the internet. These days, I giggle to myself when I see girls dressed up in their costumes. But the truth is, I was one of them. I never totally skanked it out, but I got dangerously close. Also, I was a walking cliche. And, okay, maybe I totally skanked it out.

In 2007, I was a doctor, complete with fake glasses and a black dress. Hmm. Also, my friend was Tila Tequila. He wore one of my bras, and it was amazing. Do you want a shot at love? Yes, that’s also Dog the Bounty Hunter. Hello, dated pop culture references.

Halloween 2007

In 2008, I threw on some animal print and fuzzy ears and called myself a cat. I still have this dress, by the way. Why? I don’t know. Also, yes, that is David Beckham in the background. This wasn’t my room. Mine had a Disney princess poster next to one of a shirtless Zac Efron. It was awesome.

halloween 2008

In 2009, I dressed as a sailor. Along with about a million other girls, I’m sure. My costumes always left a lot to be desired when it came to creativity. I still have this costume, too. I am a hoarder. Ryne was a Chippendale, but he wore a shirt and jacket the whole night. Which defeats the purpose of the costume. We sucked at Halloween.

halloween 2009

In 2010, I wore a black shirt and cat ears. Less questionable, yes, but also even more boring than ever before. I can’t find a picture, but you get the idea. In 2011, I didn’t even dress up at all. I was pregnant, nauseous, and was probably dipping a grilled cheese into thousand island dressing while laying on the couch. It was fun times.

In 2012, I skipped a costume again. All the focus was on this little man. Sammy Watkins might go down as Maddux’s best costume ever. It also sparked the DIY fire for me. Sure, all I did was stick yarn in a hat. Still counts as a craft, okay?

Maddux as Sammy

This year, I stepped it up even more. I made Maddux’s costume and my own. I’m pretty much Martha Stewart at this point. Only less of a felon and stuff.

diy jake and izzy costumes

I can’t wait to take him Trick-or-Treating for the first time. Mostly to see his reactions, but partially just to eat all of his candy. I’m saving him from himself there, really. Right? Anyway, I better go. This afternoon I have to run two miles and get my pirate on, me matey. Gonna be a busy one!


    • Presley says

      Does it count as being good at crafts if the vest ended up being practically ripped to shreds by the time he was done with it? oops.

  1. Irene says

    My daughter is 14 months so we took her to a few houses in the neighborhood and I also ate her candy in record speed…bad mama.

  2. says

    I can’t wait to actually ENJOY Halloween next year. This year, I spent freaking out in the morning over the 25min presentation I had to deliver, and then came home completely exhausted and forgetting it was even halloween haha.

    I’m pretty sure you actually are Martha Stewart, but a prettier and more hilarious version, cause you’ve got your shit together. I….don’t!
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    • Presley says

      I’m so sorry you are so stressed right now! I wish I was a good vegan baker. I’d send you some treats. haha omg I do NOT have anything together. Like, right now for instance. I’m sitting in the middle of my dirty living room playing on the computer while Maddux naps. Am I running? Cleaning? Cooking? Nope. Lazy.


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