Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Super Mummy

Alright, so three more days bought me enough time to create what my Halloween costume was supposed to be all along:

I was a mummy. Get it? A pregnant mummy? (insert groan or courtesy laugh here). Somebody actually asked me if I stuffed my shirt to look more pregnant than I really am. No, I didn't. That's me at 29 weeks. My mummy wrappings look fairly tight, but in reality, I wrapped the pants and the shirt separately and quite loosely so that I could get in and out, and was tugging my pants up all day, incredibly overheated, and constantly unravelling.

Project stats: $15 of sheets at DI (and I didn't need half of them), $5 for makeup and nail polish, 50 safety pins, a pair of sweats that were falling apart anyway, baby powder in my hair. It sounds fairly simple but took several hours to assemble.

Today I made a few observations about Halloween:

1. A lot of preparation and expense goes into a costume which no one wants to wear for longer than it takes to get a good picture. I think I'd rather be comfortable with whatever I've spent so much time creating.

2. A lot of money is spent on candy--We contributed $10 worth of candy and came home with $10 worth of different kinds of candy and probably some tooth decay and fatter thighs. What a silly reason to have a holiday!

3. I'm a sucker for candy. I just love it. All of it. This is why I usually just don't buy any. Also, the Reese's peanut butter cups are the first to disappear.

4. The funnest costumes are the ones that are original or themed. The winner of our ward's costume contest tonight was a family that all dressed up as characters from Peter Pan. The mom and the dad were Wendy and Captain Hook, the 4 year old girl was Tinkerbell and the 2 year old boy was Peter Pan.

5. Next year I'm planning ahead. Next year I'm going to be pretty and not intentionally as ugly as possible. Next year we're going to coordinate--all four of us!


Becky said...

I don't get it. You admit everyone spends a lot of time and effort on something that isn't worn "longer than it takes to get a good picture." And yet you want to put forth even more effort next year to "coordinate." Why? I really don't get this holiday. Why is it so fun? Why not just go buy yourself $10 of peanut butter cups and save yourself hours and hours of bother with costumes? Once again, I'm so glad I didn't have to worry about any of it this year.

Jenny said...

Because it's a tradition and because it's fun.

Angela said...

The costume is hilarious and you're a good sport to do it.

Mom said...

I think the thing I like about it is that it shows you can still have fun like a kid. You can use your imagination and be creative and not have a hangover the next day! Go for it.