Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween!!

I hope everyone is having a very Happy Halloween! Way too many goodies inspired the following Halloween haiku:

My heart is racing
Too much Halloween candy
Are there more cupcakes?

Thanks to Nonnahs (thanks Nonnahs!), our office has a fine tradition of dressing up for Halloween. (Unfortunately, she had to go and move to a different office, where she is on her way to starting a new tradition as well.) This year we had about a 75% participation rate, which I think is pretty darn good!

I'm a big fan of creating/making your costume and ever since I spent too much on a graduation gown that I wore for 2 hours, I have been trying to think of a way to incorporate it into a Halloween costume. Well, after seeing all the Harry Potter movies earier this year, I was finally inspired. So, this year, I present me as Harry Potter! (This is also the reason I had the funny glasses for the Harry Potter scarf photo shoot.)

I also present another FO of sorts: my wig! I got the idea from here, but I ended up following the beanie formula in the latest Yarn Harlot book. I used less than one ball of black Lion Brand Fun Fur, so it only cost me $2.50! If I had it to do all over again, I would have made the hat a little longer, because after a bath it lost some of its 'boing' and rode up a bit. By the way, a black Fun Fur beanie getting washed, is not a pretty sight, but was needed. You wouldn't believe the gunk that washed off that 'new' yarn. Ick.

Anyway, I hope you all have had a happy and safe Halloween!

9 comments:

Nasus said...

That wig is awesome!

Theresa said...

You should have worn the scarf, too!

Nonnahs said...

HA! Next year, I'm going to the office for sure- you guys were having way too much fun over there.

christine said...

Very good costume - you should get a bonus for that one!

Melissa said...

OMG... what a great idea!

Jennifer said...

Fabulous idea!

amanda cathleen said...

Ah! Great costume, the scarf you made for your friend is super fab. Happy Halloween! : )

Hilari said...

Great costume! I love the wig!!

mle said...

Nice costume!! I too spent way too much on my graduation gown...will have to remember this!