I love Halloween. Maybe it’s the way people don’t take themselves too seriously and just have fun…even if it’s only one night out of the year. Maybe it’s the creativity + competition. Maybe it’s the perfect fall weather, pumpkin patches + corn mazes.

And candy. We can’t forget about the candy.

Whatever it is, I’ve been enjoying every second of it!

With Halloween just a few days away, I thought we’d take a trip down memory lane today and feature some of my favorite costumes from the last few years. We are still putting on the finishing touches of this year’s costume and I can’t wait to unveil it soon! In the meantime, enjoy this blast from the past…

 

Halloween 2009:
German Oktoberfest Couple

Fun fact: Jeff’s lederhosen were borrowed from his dad, purchased in Germany over 30 years ago.

german-couple-costume

 Halloween 2011:
Audrey Hepburn + Indiana Jones

The Audrey costume was really easy to put together with items already in my closet. LBD, black sunglasses, pull hair back and pile on the pearls.

audrey-hepburn-indiana-jones-costumes audrey-hepburn-costume

Halloween 2012:
Lucy + Ethel (Chocolate Factory Scene)

We made these costumes for our office costume contest and while we didn’t win, everyone loved it! We came in 2nd place!

lucy-ethel-costumes

Halloween 2014:
Bob Ross + Happy Little Tree (plus a little squirrel-to-be)

Jeff won 1st place at his office costume contest for this one. Big hit. 

bob-ross-happy-little-trees-costume bob-ross-family-costume

Halloween 2015:
Forrest Gump, Jenny + Lt. Dan

We won 1st place at Jeff’s office costume contest for our family costume. Admittedly, not exactly PC, but everyone loved it!

forest-gump-family-costume lt-dan-costumeEverett was also an Air Force pilot for the Halloween party at his baby gym class last year. He was NOT a fan of the hat.

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first-halloween  babys-first-pumpkin

Can we make it a 3-peat of winning the costume contest this year? We’ll see on Friday! Which costume is your favorite? I’d love to see your all-time favorites!

xo,
Rachael

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Love the costumes, taking ideas for myself!

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Thank you so much! It’s so much fun to create a fun family costume, especially with a little one now!

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Wow what adorable costumes! It makes me wish that I dressed up for Halloween consistently every year!

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Never too late! I start brainstorming months and months in advance so I can keep my eyes open for anything that might work for our theme. I’m sure you could convince the hubby to dress up with you!

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I liked the Lucy and Ethel costume the best.

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I love that one for friends to do together. We had fun making those costumes — we had pink dye all over my kitchen, but well worth it!

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you guys look so fab ! I do love the Audrey Hepburn look 🙂 Looking forward to seeing what you wear this year.

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Thank you! That was such an easy costume but instantly recognizable, which is always a plus! 🙂

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All looks gorgeous pictures. But my favorite is Octoberfest couple and Indiana Jones.
I love Halloween too and mostly I love more different costume than the scary look.

Kintan xox,
http://kintanfashion.blogspot.com

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I’m with you… I don’t go for the scary ones, I like keeping it fun instead! Indiana Jones was one of Jeff’s favorite costumes too. 🙂

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Loving your costume montage – some great ideas!

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Thank you! We have a lot of fun with it and try to get creative instead of a bought costume from a store. I think it’s much more fun that way!

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Haha I love the bob ross one!
– Arora x
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That was a big hit and so easy to put together! 🙂

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