Monday, 31 October 2011

193 - My Halloween Costume

So somehow this year I ended up with three costumes! Phew, not sure how that happened.

Costume 1 - The Unicorn.

At work we had decided to dress up as red and white unicorns. Our company's new sort of logo is a unicorn, and the colours are red and white, so we went with the company theme.



This is also one of the slogans from our work's unicorn poster. We had to make the horns ourself, but dressing in red and white was quite easy. Also lead to a lot of horn jokes and a lot of poking other people in the face/neck.

Costume 2 - Poor man's cat.

I was helping out at a roller derby bout on Saturday evening, so some of us were dressing up a little. I decided to go as a black and white cat (I do have ears and a tail on) to be dressed up a little and also to support the boy as it was his first time reffing in public.


Costume 3 - Marty Mcfly.

This was obviously my main costume and I wore it to my mate's Halloween party on Saturday night. Most people knew what I was after I told them, but only one person (Martin, who is awesome) got who I was right away. 


Sunday, 30 October 2011

192 - The pumpkin!

So this year I ended up making two pumpkins! One at work and my own one at home.

At work we were split into group for costumes/pumpkin making. As we had decided to dress as unicorns for a costume, we decided to carve ourselves a unicorn too. Working from a picture I found on flickr, this was my attempt.



We had some "not nice" comments about what it was actually supposed to be, but I think we did quite well. We only had an hour, but most people still said they couldn't see what it was supposed to be. A pacman pumpkin won. So obvious!

Tonight I carved my own pumpkin which is now sitting proudly outside my door! :)



Hopefully nothing bad happens to him. I'm not used to putting my pumpkins outside, I usually keep them safe indoors!

Saturday, 29 October 2011

191 - Favourite Halloween crafts

I love Halloween themed toys and things. You get a lot of them in TK Maxx around this time of year, and I tend to buy a lot of them. I feel I should spend more time crafting Halloween things, but we don't really have the space for things or really have a reason to have stuff up considering it's just me and the boy and we're not having a party or anything.

When I have children, I think our house is going to be mental. My plan is to be good enough at sewing by then that I can make my kids whatever costumes they want. Living the dream. Anyway, here are so lovely Halloween crafts that I would love to be able to make, and hopefully will at some point!

Source: via Kim on Pinterest

Source: via Kim on Pinterest

Source: via Kim on Pinterest

Thursday, 27 October 2011

189 - Halloween Food

If you're having a Halloween party, Halloween food is a must! Even if you're just watching bad horror movies, you need some Halloween food. And I think I've got a blog post lined up for everything else Halloween based, so let's take a look at some yummy treats.

Source: via Kim on Pinterest

Source: via Kim on Pinterest

Source: via Kim on Pinterest

These all look amazing! Nom nom! Of course, if you're just watching some horror movies with mates I would suggest pizza, pop corn, fizzy juice and ice cream. Simple but nom!

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

188 - Pumpkins!

I've always had a pumpkin for as long as I can remember at Halloween. My mum doesn't like carving them but I always talked her into buying one so we could display it proudly in our window. Now I'm not living with my mum, I'm still keen to have a pumpkin. We bought ours at the weekend, and it's a lovely one. I can't wait to carve it and sit it outside out flat's door.

I like carving something different every year (or trying to at least) so this year we've decided to attempt this pumpkin.

I'll put up photos when I've done it and you can judge how well I did. Think we'll probably give it classic pumpkin eyes and a nose though. I bought some plastic fangs from Asda for 7p! Bargain.

While I was settled on what pumpkin idea I wanted to do, I also found some other amazingly cool ones on Pinterest! Check them out!

Source: via Kim on Pinterest

Source: via Kim on Pinterest

I had made the puking one before and it looked awesome! But as this year's one is going outside, I doubt the neighbours would enjoy the image.

I'll probably find more over the next few days, so why not check out my Halloween Pinterest board

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

187 - Costumes!

So this year I'm going to a Halloween party at one of my best mate's houses and I can't wait. I love dressing up and such. My costume idea for this year is Marty McFly. I think I have all the pieces but I'm not sure how it's going to look when it's all together (photos will go up after the party). However, if it looks something like this, I'll be happy.

Source: via Kim on Pinterest

Maybe a bit sexier than I'll look? Not sure. Anyway, here are some of the awesome costume I found on Pinterest, including an amazing dog one, which if I had a dog (preferably a pug) I would be making!

Source: via Kim on Pinterest

Source: via Kim on Pinterest

Source: via Kim on Pinterest

Monday, 24 October 2011

186 - This is Halloween...

So this is the week running up to Halloween. And I have to say, I love Halloween! It's one of my favourite holidays, and I am so happy I'm getting to go to a costume party this year. Woo! I once threw a Halloween party a couple of years ago and I loved it. Decorating and making up food and things was great. I wish I lived in America, because we just don't go in for it as much as they do across the pond. But I still love it on a crazy level. So to celebrate, here are some Halloween themed posts in the week leading up to the big day.

'This is Halloween...' by SkatesandStitches

This is Halloween, pumpkins scream in the dead of night!

Crochet Pattern-Day of ...

Halloween Candy Corn Pi...

Cute handmade Halloween...

Halloween Ghost Earring...

MICRO Miniature Hallow...

Little Red and the Were...

Pumpkin Hat


Soap Dispenser - Zombie...

Horror Movie Necklace -...

dracula brooch duo

JASON VOORHEES hallowee...

Horror Movie Icons set ...

Frankensteins Monster F...

Grand Opening Sale Bri...

Crocheted Zombie Pumpki...