Happy Friday!

Happy Friday, friends! Jeff and I have a Halloween bash to attend Saturday evening – we’re going as Bob and Linda Belcher from Bob’s Burgers 🙂 In honor of Halloween quickly approaching (actually, I feel like it should’ve come and gone already…I feel like it’s been “almost Halloween” for about a month now), I thought I’d share a few of my past costumes:

Umm, just a quick disclaimer: I typically fall somewhere between “lazy” and “complete buzzkill” when it comes to Halloween and don’t usually put much, if any, effort into my costume. Okay, moving on…

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Wednesday Addams…This one wins the award for “Best costume compiled entirely of clothes that were already in my closet and thrown together in 5 minutes.”

Ah, the chicken suit: one of my all-time favorites. Points off for sweaty face, as well as difficulty breathing, seeing, and eating.

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EXTREMELY lazy “cat” – this one wins the award for “WORST costume compiled entirely of clothes that were already in my closet and thrown together in 5 minutes.” To be fair, I believe this happened when I was already at a friend’s house and they sprung a Halloween bar crawl on me last second…the cat ears happened to be in my car, so  I went with it.

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Oof. This was the year Jeff & I went as “sexy Harry Potter and Hermione.” This was the one and only time I’ve ever worn a pre-fab “sexy” costume from a Halloween store…it was pretty bad, and makes me feel shame.

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Another extremely lazy offering, “Cool Cat.” This one gets a pass for youth – I think I basically just wanted to be cute at the bar. Missing here is Jeff’s TERRIBLE costume from that year (which I believe was our first Halloween together), “Rapping Paper” – clever in theory, horrifying in execution (he looked like a nightmare version of Data from Star Trek). Also absent: “Birthday Cat” – this was a last second costume I came up with upon learning we had to wear costumes to work at the restaurant I had just been hired at, so I recycled the damn cat ears and threw on a party hat to go as a “party animal.” One of my tables asked me if I was a “birthday cat” and our chef, Eric, thought it was the funniest thing he had ever heard…that nickname has stuck around to this very day (and I haven’t even worked at that restaurant in 4 years!)

Anyone else doing anything festive over the weekend? Have a great one, and don’t get too spooked!

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