Such a fun time of year! The kids are so excited about the change of seasons, wearing long sleeve shirts, raking leaves (not!) and one other thing...what was it? Oh, yes...HALLOWEEN! Costumes, candy, trick-or-treating, more candy, the pumpkin patch, candy, the corn maze...you get the picture!
How perfect that the theme for the Etsy Bloggers Team Carnival is:
Halloween is just around the corner. What is the best Halloween costume you've ever worn or designed for someone else to wear? What made it so special?
When I read the question I knew just what I would write about. In October 2000, shortly after we were married, my husband and I joined several friends at a bread and breakfast located in a little blip of a town called Volcano for a Halloween party.
I made my costume a couple of years before...a huge coat from a thrift store laid out on the floor as I hot glue gunned faux fur around the edges, a bright red purse I found for $1, a wig from a costume shop, and voila! I'm Cruella De Vil. But this year was different. My hubby decided to take it to the next level and dress as a huge Dalmatian puppy. I'm not sure if I'm more amazed that he wanted to do it, or the fact that we actually found a costume in his size.
Add a black leather, spiked collar and a cigar and we were quite the couple. I recall we even won a prize in the costume contest. And just think, one puppy that size could make a couple of coats!