Little Shop of Horrors

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:

Who, Who, BooCompare my decorations to what Kathy has in front of her house (and you should see the inside!):

Halloween at Kathy's

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:

Oh, those Seventies!  Sleeve close-up

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:

Polyester nightmares Polyester Cantaloupe

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:

Pucci wanna beIt 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:

Mr. Death wears nice loafers!except for the huge loafers, and one other detail that doesn’t show up from the front:

Mr. Death has back!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:

I am shocked, shocked and amazed!

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:

I want my Mummy!  I want my Mummy, now!

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?

Life's a WitchSorry it’s so hard to see; darn that everlasting Colorado sunshine!  This was the window at our go-to thrift store for blog fodder.  It was a little out of character for them, but really funny.

We also liked, and identified with, this sign:

True dat!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:

It was better as a hatWe had to have a bad craft and this is it!  We still can’t figure out why anyone would put a hat on a hat.  This might have looked cute in the craft pamphlet, but it’s a fail in our book.

To make up for the hat-thing craft, here are some pumpkins on display at Michaels:

Fun PumpkinsMy 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.

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4 Responses to Little Shop of Horrors

  1. Judy Rae Jackson says:

    I am heading to our local Goodwill in a little while. We are going to Amarillo for Halloween this year to help my sister with a Wizard of Oz event at her library. The city can’t do Halloween, so the library is doing Oz. Troy & I are going to be Uncle Henry & Auntie Em so I am looking for a dress, apron & shoes. I have a hat & Troy’s outfit is just jeans, work shirt & suspenders. I LOVE Halloween & LOVE WOZ so I am ridiculously excited about this event.

    • kathy & deb says:

      What fun costumes! I’m sure Goodwill will have something suitably frumpy for Aunt Em and you could always go the overall route for Uncle Henry. Wish you were nearby, you could have an apron from my stash! Have a good trip!

  2. Steph says:

    I’m loving that orange ruffled number! I’m picturing glittery gold spike strappy heels and some gold eyeshadow…. So much fun! I love Halloween and kind of go a little crazy decorating, so I’m sending you two gals a big WOOHOO on your decorating and enjoyment of the holiday! :>)

    • kathy & deb says:

      Sounds like you’re a woman after our own hearts–WOOHOO right back at ya! Hope you have a frightfully fun Halloween!

      PS. It’s our firm belief that anyone with the right attitude and accessories can wear almost anything. The unshakable belief that you look fabulous goes a long way!

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