Sunday, October 26, 2008

Halloween flashback

From an unofficial "tag" (thanks, Sara), I decided to do a flashback of our family's Halloween costumes through the years. Are you ready? I know you must be, because I sure am.

Halloween 2002:

I really wish I could find a picture of this year, but I think it's buried in a box somewhere. Justin was an Oompa Loompa and I was Storm from X-men. If I find it, I'll post it. But for now, just try to use your fantastic imaginations.... Justin's face painted BRIGHT orange while wearing a bright green wig, a purple/white striped midget costume...waddling... yes, you see it now? I'm sorry for putting that image in your head.


Angel and disco-man.


His true character was revealed. I was so proud.
He won First place ($200) at a costume contest downtown!

Kennedy's first Halloween. Nanananananananana... Bat Girl!

(No costume for me, this year)

He won first place again at the costume contest, that year. He came up with the idea, and I made the costume- I even put one of my old bras in the woman side of it and sewed a necklace on that half... we also shaved his legs. It was awesome.

My wittow pumpkin.
And again, no Ashley costume.


Yes, my friends, that is Richard Simmons. We lathered him up with lots of fake tanner and shaved his legs (again), and I made those shorts as short as I could without having to reveal anything... unnecessary...? He played the part very well.

And I'm not really sure what I was. A disco girl? Maybe. I don't know. I needed a costume for our ward party so I just threw some stuff together. Meh. And of course, Kennedy was a cute little ladybug.


Justin was too busy to be creative last year, so he was just the nerd, again, which is always a hit. And Kennedy wanted to be Dorothy.

There's no place like home.

You've already seen a preview of our family costumes, this year (Kennedy's, at least), and yes, I am actually dressing up. Alas, you will have to wait for another week, or so, to see the pictures. Deal with it. :)


Sara said...

Yay! It's a fun thing to do isn't it? You guys seriously go all out! What a crazy couple of costumes your hubby's done. That's awesome! And Kennedy's so cute! I love little girl costumes.

the mom said...

I loved the walk down memory lane.

I have been meaning to scan some old pictures to post as a costume parade on my blog.... hopefully will get to it before halloween!

You guys are very creative, and Justin is completly nuts. I love how serious he is about his costumes.

And Kennedy is so, so cute as always.

melanie33 said...

my husband did the richard simmons thing one year but, dang, shave the legs?! now that is a man who is in it to win it!
those are all awesome costumes btw...
can't wait to see this years.

Schwartz Family said...

I can not stop laughing at all of justin's costumes! what a funny guy. The ladies that work with me think something is wrong with me cuz I cant stop laughing!

And I cant get over how adorable Kennedy is! I love that lady bug costume, thats what bella is going to be this year.

Cant wait to see what you have in store for this year!

Smiley Family said...

Thanks for reminding me of how great Justin's costumes have been! I remember hearing about Richard Simmons, but I'm not sure I actually saw it, and I really don't think those shorts could get any shorter! I can't wait to see what you guys come up with this year.

ann michele said...

holy moly she's a cute dorothy!!

and ummm i'm a little worried that justin actually let you shave his legs. not once but TWO YEARS IN A ROW?


Sarah said...

You guys go all out! I love it! My favorite is Justins 2003 costume. I can see why he won the contest. Im also greatly impressed with your sewing skills. You are very talented.
Can't wait to see pics from this year.

Michelle said...

Your husband is hysterical. Really GOOD job on the costumes!

I love little Dorothy.

Angelique Archuleta said...

Those are too funny, your husband is seriously so goofy. Love the nerd costume, it's not too attractive, sorry. :)

Chris said...

I just fainted from cuteness at that mini Dorothy! All the costumes are great--the man/woman one is hysterical. You should go into the costume business. Your hubby seems like he would be a very willing model.
These are all great.

Jeanette said...

o.k. I thought I loved Halloween, clearly Justin has the goods. I'm laughing so hard my stomach hurts. Brad used to have a shaving of the legs prediliction...I think they like it. I know I do.

Shopgirl1483 said...

i love justins costume as a nerd. and of course, kennedy is adorable throughout all the years!

i can't wait to see this years costume.

wurstens5 said...

By the way, I love the costumes. I have never really gotten into dressing up for Halloween yet. Maybe next year.