If you’ve read our blog for any length of time, you know that we LOVE Halloween; in fact, I would wager no one loves Halloween more than Kathy. The front of my house will have a carved pumpkin, a spider wreath, and a flag:
I’m pretty sure she wins! I mentioned this so that you can understand that we like most Halloween decorations–they have to be pretty dang bad to make it into this post. Having said all of that, we sure didn’t lack for blog fodder over the last year.
We nearly gave ourselves hernias holding in our laughter while watching young males holding polyester nightmare outfits up to themselves and asking their friends, very seriously, “What do you think?” Hey boys, do we have some outfits for you:
I’m hoping this is lounge wear, but I wouldn’t count on it. I can see some hot cougar in the ’70s wearing this to the disco, or maybe an Elvis concert (then there would be two ruffled jumpsuits in the house). Oh dear, that’s an unfortunate mental picture.
Neon orange and lace not in your wheelhouse? Then maybe you would rather dress up like a ’70s grandma:
Some low heels, a gray, sausage-curl wig, and support hose would make these outfits into winners.
Now, before anyone thinks that we hate all things ’70s, take a peek at something we like:
It had a Pucci vibe for us; we checked for a label, but it was missing. The dress was really well made–the bodice was lined for Pete’s sake. If either of us were size two, this might have come home; with the right attitude and accessories, it could still work for some disgustingly slender person. Hey, we don’t judge people, only their taste!
Mr. Death was pretty standard:
Death has booty! We laughed ourselves sick about his backside. Also, we aren’t sure whether the size of the feet or hands have any significance for skeletons, and we sure didn’t peek under the robe to find out.
Maybe this fellow did get a peek behind the curtain, so to speak:
That look does suggest a severe shock; who knows what kind of high jinks folks get up to at Goodwill? Look at us!
This Mummy is pretty cute:
He did make me want to sing, The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out song. I remember how much we loved singing that song on the school bus at the top of our lungs–poor, poor Mrs. Scott. It’s a pretty gross song, and there are numerous versions dating back to WWI, according to Wikipedia.
What’s Halloween without witches?
We also liked, and identified with, this sign:
What can you say–it’s true! I don’t think it has anything to do with Wicked, the musical, so I’m not sure why there is a big purple “Wicked” on the sign. Maybe that’s how they feel while being extra witchy.
This poor thing started out as a hat, and now is perilously close to looking like a clown:
To make up for the hat-thing craft, here are some pumpkins on display at Michaels:
My personal favorite is the minion from Despicable Me. The permanent pumpkin idea might be a good one, if you come up with a design that you can live with for several years. On the other hand, I look forward to a different carving job each year from Beloved Husband, and feeding the remains of the pumpkin to our squirrels. Not to mention roasting pumpkin seeds–yum!
Don’t forget our Halloween jewelry giveaway. All you have to do to enter is like our new Facebook page by 7:00pm (Mountain Time) Saturday. The link is right above the Ugly Bunny. If you don’t do Facebook, you can enter by writing a comment on either of this week’s posts.