Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween at Home Part 2

Happy Halloween!

Here is part 2 of my Halloween at Home posts for The Curious Professor Z. I saved the best for last! The best part of Halloween day for me is carving the pumpkins and handing out candy to the little ones. I made sure to shop early and get some nice plump pumpkins this year. They are perfect for carving!

I basically wanted a Tim Burton style pumpkin this year. I drew out my design on the pumpkin with a sharpie. 

And started carving! 

I wired up some Grote strobing lights that my hubby had around the house. 

The final step is to clean the sharpie off with some degreaser. 

And here they are all lit up on the porch. 

And here are some treats for after all the Trick or Treaters have gone to bed. Movies and Cupcakes are the perfect ending to the evening. And it wouldn't be Halloween without a screening of John Carpenter's Halloween! 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween At Home

Today I am joining the Curious Professor Z by completing the October homework assignment. The assignment is to show how you decorate and celebrate Halloween at home. 

Every year it seems my Haloowen decorating gets bigger and bigger. And yet I still have plans to add more next year! I spent the day decorating and sorting through boxes of Halloween goodies. The only task left to do is carve the pumpkins. But I am saving that for Halloween day.

Here is the front door and walkway. I have added more lights this year. 

Here is the foyer. The bats stay up all year. I added the skeleton to the bench and added a wreath to the mirror. The teddy bear belonged to my son when he was little. And the pumpkin costume was my son's first Halloween costume. He was adorable in it. 

Here is the Living Room. The ceramic ghost belonged to my mother. I had a pumpkin that lit up from her also. But after all our moves over the years it has gone missing. I hope to collect some vintage Halloween in the future. 

The ugly doll did belong to my son. (He has a huge collection of them) But I have claimed the bat as my own. 

The addition to this table was the beanie babies that also used to belong to my son when he was little. He is almost 17 now. 

And I made a Halloween tree out of some branches in a vase and some skull lights. 

The dining room table and dresser have been dressed up as well. 

And a little bit in the kitchen too. 

And even the washroom gets a little festive touch. 

For more information about this month's homework assignment visit the Professor's Blog:

Monday, October 27, 2014

Only 4 more days until Halloween!

Halloween is fast approaching. I hope to finish my decorating and carve some pumpkins before Friday. It will be a busy week!  

Here is what I wore to work yesterday. I am a little more adventurous with my clothes at work around Halloween.  I can get away with wearing it this week because people think I am just being in the spirit of the holiday. Little do they know I dress this way 365 days a year! 

What I wore:
Kreepsville Dress
Black leggings
Knee High Docs
Kreepsville bone hair clips

And doesn't Bella look cute in this picture. She was hoping we were going for a walk not just a picture! 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Why is Every Halloween Costume a Sexy Version of?

I have noticed a depressing trend in women's Halloween costumes lately. It seems the sluttier and more ridiculous the costume is, the more popular it is. I used to love going to the Halloween store every year to get some great gothic accessories or long gothic dresses. But within the last 5 years or so, all the long gothic dresses have been replaced with useless sexy versions of my favourite costumes. The brides have short skirts, the gothic dresses have tutus, and even the zombies are sexy now. And the quality has really gone down hill on the dresses. They look terrible. The worst part is the little girl's costumes are sexy versions too! I feel bad for parents with preteen girls. There is nothing that is appropriate for that age group. 

The costumes I bought 15 years ago still look great. I can still wear them. This year I looked for something new to wear for Halloween and left disappointed and empty handed. It's not like I don't have a million costumes to pull together out of my closet, but I still enjoy shopping for a new one every year. I think the last time I bought a costume from a store was about 5 years ago now. 

I wish now I had taken some pictures of the offending costumes at the store. But I didn't, so I have pulled a few pictures together from Pinterest for some examples of what I'm talking about...

The sexy Chucky doll?
The sexy Freddy Krueger:
The sexy Ghostbusters:

The sexy Lumberjack:

 The sexy Pirate:

The sexy Ghost:

The sexy Dorothy?
Even poor Glinda the Good Witch didn't escape her dress being shortened:

And my favourite- The sexy Wednesday Addams:

So when did Halloween turn slutty? And is anyone else annoyed at the terrible selection at the stores now? What do you think?