I found this vintage candy striper pinafore at the beginning of October, on the newly set out Halloween rack at the thrift store, and knew my search for a costume was over before it had even begun. All I needed to thrift were the white shoes, which ended up being pretty easy to find, not to mention, SUPER comfy.
Luckily, I still had the nurse's cap from Halloween 2003, the year I went as her. Not sure what happened to the eye patch.
In case you were wonderin' just what kind of candy I was striping :)
Clover was totally into the trick-or-treating this year, and as we made our way down the block and back, she looked like a little ewok hobbling down the street. Pretty darn cute.
Garden gnome grandmas! Also pretty darn cute.
Next stop, a party conveniently located across the street in my sister-in-law's driveway. They had the firepit going and fresh chunks of bacon-wrapped tuna on the grill. Lots of family, friends and neighbors. A fun for all ages kind of party with toddlers, teenagers, grandparents, and just about every age in between.
More costume cuteness. Our neice Vida and her friend made awesome sheep costumes (with some mom help) and her friend's older sister went as a folksy version of Bo Peep.
The really cool part about their costumes was that they got the wool from the friends' very own sheep and sewed it on themselves! They even kinda smelled like sheep, it was all very authentic and impressive.
Our neice Fiona's Harlequin costume was definitely a favorite of mine, so adorable!
How CUTE is that pointy little nose?!
So yeah, there were cute costumes a'plenty... aaannd then there was Lucas. Oh, the last minute, hastily thrown together hillbilly get-up. Yup, that's my guy! Am I a lucky gal or what?
Seen here with our brother-in-law Sam, who had more hilarious dirty pirate puns up those puffy sleeves than you could shake a sword at. Quite the pair these two.
Apples and almond slivers... fun and healthy!
So that was our night, hope there were plenty of smiles to go around on your Halloween too!
Alright, and since I know you were wondering, I'll leave you with a photo flashback to Halloween 2003...
This was at a work party with my coworker, who decided to follow my lead and go as her.
We worked as molecular biology researchers, for a company that did vaccine development. You may need to full-size the photo to read it, but the wording on the poster in the background was purely coincidental, yet so perfect.
The inspirational scene:
I left the theater knowing what my costume would be that year :)