We have neighbors who throw a BIG Halloween party every year that includes a costume contest. While Handsome Husband is polite about it, he would really rather not become a completely different character. Here are three simple and quick couples costumes that have worked for us in the past.
First up, we are TV's Gilligan and Mary Ann.
For him the costume is pretty much that fishing hat. Even though I did a search, I could not find a Gilligan shirt in 3X Tall. Go figure. So he's wearing a red V neck sweater with a white collar shirt. I wanted my shirt to be gingham, but this plaid one worked fine with my pig tails.
Here we are as Tall Tale heroes, Paul Bunyan and his Blue Ox, Babe. For him, it's a red flannel shirt and for me a blue workout suit. My udder was made with pink cotton fabric and four calf bottle nipples. The fabric was just safety pinned to the pockets of my jacket, easily removed after the party. I also picked up an inexpensive set of ears and tail from a local party store. My necklace is a cowbell. We were laughing so hard in this photo. Handsome Husband was being horribly inappropriate. ;-) I married the Master of Misbehavior.
Last year we were Garden Gnomes. It's really all about the hats! They were pretty easy for me to sew. Everything else was something we had on hand including my apron.
Costumes can be fun without being expensive! I hope these have sparked your creativity!
'Any suggestions for this year?
How fun! My husband and I never did this (of course we don't have any events to dress up for). These are all just so cute!ReplyDelete
Very nice costumes. You are a beautiful couple together.ReplyDelete
Such cute and clever ideas!ReplyDelete
What great ideas that don't require too much effort! Love it! Thanks for sharing at The Blogger's Pit Stop! Roseann from www.thisautoimmunelife.comReplyDelete
I really like your ideas :)ReplyDelete
Happy Halloween (for when it gets here) I don't think I could get MOH anywhere near these! Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLoReplyDelete
These are great ideas and you two are adorable!ReplyDelete
Aw I love this. It's so great that you can dress up together. My Hubby isn't one for dressing up either. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for linking to #pocolo
You guys are too cute! Love all of these ideas, thanks for linking up with The Blended Blog.ReplyDelete
I always try to find something quick and easy for us if we have to dress up too since neither one of us is a big fan of dressing up.ReplyDelete