November 02, 2010

holy halloween hangover.

Where to begin... I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween weekend! Mine was filled to the brim with Halloween goodness, and maybe some badness as well.  Friday evening after work Mike and I opted for a chilled out night at home complete with pumpkin carving [me], scurry movie watching and some cocktails to round out our night. On the list for the evenings entertainment was...

 
via google   "Dead by Dawnnnn" 
[Bruce Campbell is one handsome man, possessed or not].

 
via google "Because real vampires don't sparkle."
[still my all time favorite horror-ish movie of all time]

And last but certainly not least....
via google   
"And it keeps getting funnier, every, single, time I see it!"

We've been watching horror movies most of the month of October when there was nothing else on TV. I think we watched most of the Halloween series in one sitting. As well as Rocky Horror Picture Show and a few others. It's obvious I love this time of year and I love most horror films so this has been a great month for me entertainment wise indeed. I would love to show you our finished pumpkins but apparently it's the one thing I forgot to take pictures of... sorry make that the second thing since I forgot to document, my first oops was my first Halloween costume I wore the previous weekend.

Saturday proved to be a busy day for us. We got up extra early and tried to get our "TO DO" list completed so we could relax or nap mid afternoon and then enjoy the evenings festivities. The list included final touches to our Halloween costumes - one of which we started from scratch that afternoon and finished completely and loved it! I was almost jealous of how well it came together for Mike. SO great!

Prepped and ready for a night of partying Mike and I stepped out in style as... 

Merlotte's Waitress aka The Fang Banger
I wish I had better images of my bite marks that were all over me, both sides of my neck, wrist and thigh all had marks on them, yeahhhh she gets around. 
Originally I wanted to tailor my look to be Amy, Stackhouse's girlfriend - complete with a blood covered body, but in the end I really loved the t-shirt and didn't want to ruin it. I look forward to wearing it on random days of the week now just for the fun of it.

And her date... 
Axl "Don't Call Me Brett Michaels Bitch" Rose
The best part about our costumes is that other than a few key items that we purchased the rest came from our own closets. Mike helped me make my Merlotte's t-shirt. I couldn't see spending $20 on a t-shirt even though I really wanted one when I knew that for the price of a $5.00 t-shirt and the cost of paying him to make it for me at work I could have one done for half price and with it exactly how I wanted it. The only "official" True Blood item I purchased was the apron. I even had Mike make me a Fangtasia button for my "flair". Most of Mike's gear came from his closet as well - he had to purchase the material to create his kilt and we purchased the red bandana and if you can believe it, I made his wig. It took me 2 hours to complete it but in the end it was PERFECT and way better than the $10.00 piece of crap we purchased at Target [which his brother, J.O. decided to use to go as Rick Flare from WWE - it was epic!]. I actually created Mike's Axl hair using tracks from the local Sally Beauty Supply, some thread, a needle and lots of hot glue and the bandana. He was so excited when he got to try it on and was floored it came together as well as it did. Yeah, I rocked it.
I wish I had a video camera for the moment we walked into our friend N & T's house fully dressed. They both freaked out and loved our costumes.
Our buds T & N
Otherwise known as 
Silk Spectre aka Sally Jupiter & Cowboy Green Lantern
 One more for good measure. I feel like this should have a 
WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVE heading above it.
To say our evening was a great time would be a huge understatement. We went out to our local watering hole and had a blast seeing tons of great costumes and dear friends we haven't gotten to hang out with in a long time. Let's just say the drinks were flowing and by the end of the night I may have forgotten a few details along the way. Washington Apple shots are good, they're the devil but they are good. Thankfully we have great friends, and a designated driver to take us home and we slept safe in our beds unharmed. The next morning however is a different story... The WashingtonAppleRedBullVodkaWhiskeyDiet monster came back to haunt us both so our Halloween afternoon was spend relaxing, watching the Steelers vs. Saints game [if we had to lose to any team I'd say it was OK to lose to them... well played Saints], and finally got to watch The Walking Dead, it was awesomeeeeee! We washed the final hours of the weekend down with lots of H20 and some spicy, homemade Spicy Chicken Stew by Chef Mike.

I'm still trying to feel 100% - Monday was rough to say the least. Work has been stressful and not feeling fully ready to take on the work week after a long weekend is pretty tough on an old gal. Let's just say this weekend I will be taking it easy...And my liver is going to thank me. I'm getting too old for this shizz!

How was your Halloween?!?!?!?



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18 comments:

ISRAEL CARRASCO said...

That AXL Rose costume was pretty good. Welcome to the jungle!!!

bananas. said...

ooh wee who's the new merlotte's waitress? HOT-TIEEE!!! ;)

and totally looks like axl. bret michaels who?

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

I also contemplated a sookie waitress outfit this year, then I found out we had a wedding that day and that plan quickly died. You guys look great, and going out and seeing friends is the best way to spend Halloween!

Ms. Chyme said...

You look great glad u had a lovely halloween night.

Shana said...

That Axl Rose costume came out great. I love it. I actually had a thought while I was out on Saturday night that I should have dressed up as Bret Michaels. But I think this was even better. You looked fabulous too. Glad you had a great time.

Leslie @ A Blonde Ambition said...

So many great things going on in the post, I don't know where to start! For starters, I'm so glad there's another scary movie lover out there besides me...I TOTALLY watched Beetlejuice Saturday afternoon and laughed the whole time...never gets old.

Secondly, I'm a True Blood addict, so your costume kicks rear! Bret Michaels is pretty awesome too : )

Leslie @ A Blonde Ambition said...

Whoops, I meant Axl Rose...please don't hate me for calling him Bret! Haha

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I love all those costumes! So great!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I love all those costumes! So great!

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

Leslie I could NEVER hate you!!! ox Thank you EVERYONE!

hotpants™ said...

Both costumes look great... obviously! None of the parents we went trick-or-treating with watch True Blood. Weirdos!

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

Most people I was with for my night out don't watch it either girl.. SO STRANGE!

Dr. Cynicism said...

Haha! Fabulous costumes! Your man rocks the Axel gig. And my sincere respect goes out to you for the movie choices!

Lora said...

so awesome!
sexy sexy!!

foxy said...

Your costumes were AWESOME! I wish we would've dressed up this year. And I can't believe you made that wig - I'm impressed!

At least I'm skinny said...

Axl is eerily real looking

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