Seeing as how we did so well with this costume, we did it again the following year, but with some minor improvements:
Oh, and before I go on...in case you were wondering...that's my real hair. Having a brother as a hairdresser is a wonderful thing, but I'm telling you, that was painful...lots of backcombing involved. It was worth it though because we won again (and at the same nightclub). This time it was a cash prize of $750.
So you'd think after two years of the bed costume, we'd have been done with it, right? Well, no. I guess it wasn't super creative of us, but once again, we lugged that thing around all night. But this time we looked like this:
We won $250. Not bad for three years in a row! We also had a 'lil tape deck under the sheet and did a lip-sync of (what else?) "I Got You Babe."
Well, the bed was finally retired, but that didn't stop me from dressing up. The last big thing I did was in 1999, when a girlfriend and I made this:
This one was a lot of fun and needed my friend's boyfriend to transport the beetle to the nightclub in his pickup truck. What a site we were driving down the street. Not a huge prize here, but we did each win a cell phone, so not bad. The big prize went to some people who were obviously in the movie biz. Kind of unfair, but that's okay because we had so much fun making it. It was pretty crazy in the club too...we'd be
These days I'm not doing anything quite as big. Now it's about the kids and throwing them 'lil Halloween parties. Although I do still dress up...usually am the only "adult" who does. Went to my 3-yr-old's preschool party this week and he didn't want to dress up. A mom said to me "With a mom like you, I wonder why he doesn't want to?" I dunno. Maybe I'm stealing his thunder. But he better get used to it, 'cuz I'm not stopping.
So my latest Halloween goal is not to go to a nightclub and try to win a contest...it's No. 1, to get Hubby to love it as much as I do and, No. 2, throw a house party for adults.
Next year! I've already warned my husband and thought of our costumes! Can't wait!
Stay tuned for some pics of my boys...'cuz after all, Halloween is really for the kiddies...yah, right.