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Halloween Help

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I come from a long history of crafting Halloween costumes. My mom always made ours growing up and my brother carried the tradition into adulthood winning countless bar contests with his homemade costumes.

Personally, my crowning costume glory was showing up on the first page of Google when searching for “homemade cat costume” in my Weaz outfit. (I’ve dressed as both Ralph and Weaz over the years.) It has since been bumped by far sexier cats, I guess.

Anyway, Nick and I went to Party City last night for inspiration and it was nothing short of depressing. All those lame cheap costumes stuffed in bags. It’s the worst. I picked out two to try on and then didn’t because I was so offended by their lack of originality I just threw a temper tantrum instead.

So help. What are you being for Halloween this year? What can we be?

For reference we look like this:



I am voting for Mary Poppins and the chimney sweeper or Popeye and Olive.


  1. TaMo TaMo

    Popeye and Olive Oyl……yes!

  2. Jenny Jenny

    Popeye and Olive FTW!!

  3. Sylvia Sylvia

    You would make a very proper Mary Poppins. I love it!

  4. I’m bias, for reasons I’ll keep to myself. I vote for MP and Bert. 😉

  5. amy amy

    raggedy ann and andy?

  6. Annie Annie

    crazy cat lady and crazy cat man

    • Katie Katie


  7. Sarah Sarah

    Okay, two ideas:
    1. Be in a constant lip sync battle all evening (a la Jimmy Fallon)
    2. Danny and Sandy from Grease – you both already have the hair, so it would kind of be fantastic.

  8. I second the Danny and Sandy idea. But Popeye and Olive is an A+ in m book too! 🙂

  9. I love the Popeye and Olive idea!!

    My most successful costume of all time was a purple unicorn. My roommate was an alligator. We got our costumes in the small child section of the Salvation Army for $5 and using Tina’s sewing skills we made jackets and hats. It was fantastic!

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