Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Costumes of Halloweens Past

Today I’m linking up with Momfessionals for Show and Tell Tuesdays to share our old Halloween costumes. 

I’ve always loved getting dressed up for Halloween… our friends used to throw a huge Halloween bash every year, and we always had the craziest and best time!  We’ve since traded in our crazy costumes and beer kegs for trick-or-treating and It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, so those crazy parties haven’t happened in a few years, but I sure do miss them!   

It was always so much fun to hunt for the perfect costumes and the perfect accessories to go with them.  Brian and I used to go all out.  And of course we always had to be themed (with the exception of the first year since we weren’t prepared).   

Let’s just take a step back in time, shall we? 

2004 – Shaggy From Scooby Doo and a Witch 

This was the second Halloween that Brian and I were together, but it was our first time attending a Halloween party as he was out of town on business the prior year.  I don’t remember why, but we didn’t have much time to plan for this party, so I grabbed the only costume that I had on hand (a witch), and we ran out to buy a Shaggy costume for Brian since everyone used to tell him that he looked like him.  This was the one and only time that we didn’t match.

2005 – Doctor and Nurse 

This year we were totally ready!  Brian and I had three other friends that wanted to get in on our theme, so it was extra fun!  My friend Shelly and I were nurses, and Brian, as well as Shelly’s husband (then boyfriend) were doctors.  Brian’s best friend was our patient, and he had one of those ridiculous hospital gown costumes with the fake butt hanging out of the back.  He added a crazy mask to it just for fun.

2006 – Hugh Hefner and a Playboy Bunny 

Do you guys remember that show The Girls Next Door?  Well, it was all the rage that year, so we thought it would be fun to dress up as Hef and one of his bunnies.  I absolutely adored this costume and I even DIYed a Playboy bunny necklace out of cardboard and paint to match.  You couldn’t even tell it wasn’t real jewelry!

2007 – Creepy Bride and Groom 

At this point in time, we were waist deep in wedding planning as our wedding was barely a month away, so how could we not incorporate that into our costumes?!  I loved the streamers hanging off of the arms on this costume, and I carried around a bouquet of black flowers.  Brian got really into the face painting for this costume, but since my skin is so sensitive, I wasn’t about to put that mess all over my face! 

2008 – Christmas Elf and Santa’s Helper 

These were, by far, my favorite costumes evarrrr!  I’m obsessed with Christmas and I was even more obsessed with my red and white striped thigh-highs.  I wish I had an excuse to wear this now, because I still have it and it still fits.  Oh, and, red lipstick. 

2009 – Hippies 

This was one of my favorites as well, but the “dress” was extreeeemely short, so I had to wear shorts underneath.  I also apparently wanted to be a football player that year as well.

2009 was the last year that we attended the Halloween party… I don’t think our friends had one in 2010, and then in 2011 we had to attend a wedding on the same night as the party, so we missed it.  I was super bummed about that one.  By 2012, they stopped hosting the party altogether because everyone got busy with babies and life in general, so our recent years look a bit like this… 

2011 – Pod of Peas 

Jacob was three months old for his first Halloween, and since he couldn’t do much, I took full advantage.

2012 – Vampire Bat 

He had just started walking for his second Halloween, and he looked darling toddling around in this costume.  Such a doll!

2013 – Elmo and Cookie Monster 

At this point in time, Jacob’s favorite character was Elmo (like every other two year old), so he wanted to be Elmo for Halloween.  We found the perfect Cookie Monster costume for Maui and these two were a match made in Sesame Street heaven.

2014 – Superman, Batgirl, and Wonder Woman 

Jacob decided last year that he wanted to be Superman for Halloween, so I figured I would dress up Olivia and Maui to match.  I sewed a Batman patch on a black onesie, bought a black tutu, and made her a Batgirl headband, and BOOM.  We had a house full of superheroes. 

This year, sadly, will not have a costume theme, but I still can’t wait to see the kiddos dressed up in their Halloween best.  It’s going to be so much fun!


  1. I loved seeing your past Halloween costumes! So cute you and Brian matched :) The pics of the kids, adorbs! I love Jacob in the vampire bat costume!

  2. Love the costumes over the years for you two, and then the little ones!

  3. I always wanted one of my kids to be a peapod! That was like my WISH. Last year I finally had the chance, but my older daughter begged to dress her baby sister up as Anna and I gave in. Peapods are so adorable!
    -Erin (No Bohns About It)

  4. Love all of your costumes - but 70s hippies was my favorite!! How cute was she as Bat Girl! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  5. How cute! We never dress up, so it's fun to see that you do!

  6. I love how into Halloween you guys were!! And the super hero costumes...oh my goodness so precious!

  7. ahhh this is so great! I'd give anything if my hubs would dress up! haha

  8. Wow! Y'all go all out! Love all of the costumes. I want to do partner costumes with my hubby someday.

  9. Girl! First of all - Your body is rockin'! Seriously.

    You and Brian looked like you had sooo much fun at those Halloween parties! Can I point out the actual Playboy Magazine poking out of Brian's pocket in his robe!? LOL! So funny. Oh and you guys as the Elf and Santa's helper and Brian's expression! Priceless.

    Your kids are adorable as always. The pod of peas melts my heart! Why can't they stay that little for a bit longer?!

    This was a super fun post! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you, Marie, you are too kind. :o) And my body looks a bit different since popping out two babies! I'd give anything for those super flat abs again!

      And yes, B had to have an actual Playboy magazine, you know, just in case anyone doubted that he was supposed to be Hef. ;o)

  10. I love the hippie outfits!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away


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