3 things – Halloween costumes

If you haven’t figured it out already, we heart this loves any excuse to dress up, be it Grey Gardens, Grease, Mad Men or just a good ol’ fashion Wig Party. So, join us for a round of 3 things – Halloween costumes – and let’s hear a bit about how you dress up.

What was your favorite costume when you were a kid?
I had a really great witch costume that I rocked for a couple of years that involved a teased, heavily frosted wig of my Mom’s, a black cape and a face full of green makeup. But I remember going to a party with a bunch of girls I didn’t know who were all dressed as pretty princesses, and being really embarrassed by my “ugly” costume. Stupid princesses.

Have you ever dressed up for work?
Have I! That Day of the Dead look shown above won me and my co-workers the “best group costume” award in the employee costume contest. A title I hope to win again this year.

What is your costume this year?
This year we have a zombie Miss America pageant to wow the judges. I’m Miss America, of course, I have the tiara! It’s been very fun to shred gowns and cover them in blood in preparation.

Your turn – cut and past the following and let us know…

What was your favorite costume when you were a kid?
Have you ever dressed up for work?
What is your costume this year?

Stef is many things. Amongst them: co-editor of we heart this, graphic designer, Philly girl in the California desert, borderline hoarder and a hardcore beauty junkie.

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10 Comments

  1. Heather

    What was your favorite costume when you were a kid?
    My mom got me a Rainbow Brite costume at a garage sale one year. It only had one of the rainbow legs but I didn’t care! She also made a pretty awesome parrot costume when I was really little – an adult-sized sweatshirt that she pain-stakingly covered in green, blue, and yellow feathers with a hot-glue gun. I probably didn’t appreciate it as much then, but I do now!

    Have you ever dressed up for work?
    I might this year!

    What is your costume this year?
    Rosie the Riveter

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      Tyna Werner

      Love the Rosie the Riveter costume @Heather! That’s what Leslie Knope on Parks & Rec was this year too – and she looked so adorable! I bet you were as well.

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    katezena

    What was your favorite costume when you were a kid?
    Classic Snow White. My teacher had made me a Snow White costume that I was supposed to “borrow,” but I ended up stealing it and wearing it three years in a row. Hee hee hee hee hee. XD I wore it, cape, collar, gown, heels, headband and this little girl’s stubborn hair “curled.” I was DARLING. Oh, and I carried a pumpkin trick-or-treat basket. Yep, I was adorable.

    Have you ever dressed up for work?
    Hm, I never worked, so every day is a day to dress up!

    What is your costume this year?
    Arena Katniss before she got her bow and arrow, complete with homemade Mockingjay Pin (which took SIX DAYS to make) and Fire Gradient Nails. Photos are pending. I’ll include some photos for you, @stef !

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      Tyna Werner

      Your Arena Katniss costume sounds amazing @katezena – and I love that you put so much thought and effort into it. Can’t wait to see the images of your nails AND the Mockingjay Pin. Please share them on our Facebook or Pinterest page if you get a chance.

      Also, I’m totally laughing at the idea of a stolen Snow White costume – you were quite the rebel behind your sweet Halloween outfit!

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      katezena

      @tyna – *3-year-old puppy eyes, in Snow White costume, twisting yellow Disney heeled foot* I didn’t do anything. I sweah, I didn’. I own this dwess-up dwess. *bigger puppy eyes*

      I couldn’t actually afford the real pin, so, alas, I had to put my sanity on the line and make it. I think I lost 1/3 of my sanity cells. And because I have to be true to the books, I had to have fire nails (unlike a certain movie which shall remain nameless. I was not happy.)

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    lipglossandspandex

    What was your favorite costume when you were a kid? NINJA TURTLE!!! I was Raphael. My brother was Leonardo. We wore green sweatpants and green sweatshirts and a rubber mask. Nothin’ fancy, but man we loved Ninja Turtles.

    Have you ever dressed up for work?
    I don’t think so! This year will be the first.

    What is your costume this year?
    I think I’m going to do sugar skull makeup. I saw Stef’s photo last year and it totally inspired me.
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    irene

    What was your favorite costume when you were a kid? A Monkey.. Yes, that’s right.. I was the little monkey and my older brother was the organ grinder..
    Have you ever dressed up for work? No, not allowed to.. :(
    What is your costume this year? Pajama’s!

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    Tyna Werner

    What was your favorite costume when you were a kid?
    My favorite costume was when I went as a camera! I think because it was so much fun to make. I had a big box strapped over my body that I painted as an old school camera, and a smaller box that went over my head, covered in tin foil as a flash bulb. I still remember the time spent making that costume fondly.

    Have you ever dressed up for work?
    Now that I think about it, no. Guess I always worked in boring, no-fun offices!

    What is your costume this year?
    Speaking of no-fun, I’m not dressing up this year. Boo.

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    marissa

    What was your favorite costume when you were a kid? My mom used to make me some killer costumes as a kid, but my favorite was when I was a cowgirl at 3 years old.

    Have you ever dressed up for work? Yes! Placed 3rd in company costume contest last year, dressed as one of Pac-Man’s ghosts (my 4-person team rounded out the other ghosts/PM himself!).

    What is your costume this year? Revisiting my 3-year old self’s favored style, I dressed as a cowgirl again last weekend. However, I assembled the costume myself this time around!

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    Michele ME Bridgeman

    What was your favorite costume when you were a kid?

    It has been a LONG time since I was kid. I can barely remember what I wore for Halloween 10 years ago, let alone almost 40!!! I remember being a witch one year and had to fight with my brother to wear it because he didn’t want to wear the lame-o Evel Kenivel costume that my Mom bought for him.

    Have you ever dressed up for work?

    Yes, when I worked in an office I dressed up almost every year. I was Fruit of the Loom grapes, a cowboy, Charlie Chaplin, a baby, a devil, a witch, the list goes on and on.

    What is your costume this year?

    I was a zombie doctor. I am a zombie nurse every day I work, so I wated something different. I took an old pair of scrubs and sprayed “vampire blood” on them with a spray bottle and got a lab coat and sprayed that as well. I used gray, purple and green make-up for my face and had a gaping neck wound. I always dress up for my son and walk around with him while he goes trick or treating through the neighborhood.

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