Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Our Halloween

We got into Halloween this year, even I dressed up. Travis had some rule that he must always wear a wig on Halloween. We have this great/nasty mullet wig that he has been sporting for the last few years, this year we switched it up and put the hair into a ponytail. It was pretty much awesome. Audrey had been planning to be a scary kitty cat for a few months (her idea), I had played around with the idea of having Phoenix be a pirate, but I knew the eye patch and the hat would never stay on, I saw a garden gnome costume at Target, and it would have been perfect...except for the beard and the hat. Then inspiration hit. I always thought that Phoenix looked a little like Chucky...and the costume would be easy (another concern was that Phoenix would be too hot in a costume because the boy does NOT like to be hot). I think it worked out rather well if I do say so myself. Travis was a redneck murderer, and I was a dead cheerleader (aka his victim). We kept to gore minimal for our ward's trunk or treat, but on Halloween we got a little crazy.






Nobody at our church even recognized Travis. His scruff totally looked real. It was a combo of real scruff (which thankfully he does not grow much of), brown eyeliner, and brown eyeshadow. I thought the results were realistic.
We used both red and orange hair spray paint for Phoenix. We worked fast...



You can't see them but I also had bruises on my neck from being strangled.
We had so much fun dressing up. I have decided that I LOVE doing costume make up. I can't wait for next year!! Me and Trav are going to try to do better costumes every year.

4 comments:

Wii are the Nelsons said...

Phoenix being Chucky is the scariest thing to me!
No bad dreams from all your scariness? - good job on all of it!
I can't believe Travis can pull his hair into a ponytail =D

Holly Dart said...

I love you guys.

Monson Family II said...

I can't stop laughing that you made Phoenix into Chucky!!! You are too funny!

Sarah Newsom said...

Best costumes ever! I wanted to dress up but didn't think of anything good. Maybe next year...