My office held a fall festival on Friday, complete with a costume contest, chili cookoff and bake-off. Never the one to skip out on an opportunity to dress up or cook, I participated by wearing a costume and chili cookoff. My actual Halloween costume wouldn't have made sense without the husband (not to mention it wasn't made yet) so I went with an old standard and easy costume.
Some photos from the day (thankfully I wasn't the only employee to participate in dressing up):
HR does its best Smooth Criminal impression.
Balloon Boy's dad. This was one of my favorite costumes (gotta love a pop culture or current events reference costume)
Yep, I wore regular clothes from my closest and donned a collapsable witches hat.
I had to save my real costume for Saturday night. :)
We had a Marilyn and a Xena.
Flash forward to Saturday night. I PROMISE that Dan planned to do this costume before the untimely death of the infomercial star himself. If you look below, you'll understand more about 1) why I wouldn't make sense by myself and 2) why I wouldn't have been able to sit down at work wearing this.
Self explanatory, right?
Anna planned to rock my American Gladiator costume from last year. She went ahead and made this shield in preparation. Too bad I couldn't find it. AT THE VERY LAST MINUTE. Two hours, $5 fabric and a royal blue long john's shirt later, she had a costume. Phew. I'm glad I have that sewing machine.
Photo evidence of costume construction project: