Wednesday, October 31, 2012

All Hallow's Eve = Dead Thriving Wife


Happy Halloween Thriving readers! I hope you are all ready to get decked out and eat too much candy tonight.

I have always loved dressing up, whether it was for Halloween or just for fun. The Chico State Greek social scene was amazing because we had themed socials at least once a week, so you can imagine the thrill we got from coming up with costumes all the time. Halloween was always the best though, because we had so much more time to carefully craft our ideas - my favorite costume was when my friend Gina and I were Mario and Luigi (the sexy version of course). This was before costume companies made a sexy version of EVERYTHING, so we had to piece it together ourselves, and I have to say I've never seen a better version of that costume since.

Hallway photo shoot! It was awkward trying to show off my forearm gash, but I did my best.
This year I had aspirations of making (like literally sewing) a fancy costume, but of course life got in the way so I had to go with something last minute. Luckily my friend Jolie had already decided to be a "dead housewife" and I decided to be twins with her, as we have done many times in the past. I have to give my mother in law credit for the idea, who convinced Jolie to do it when we were all together at a craft fair and spotted this adorable apron from Etsy seller Boojiboo. It's hard to tell from the pic, but the print is all vintage horror films! You may recall I Instagrammed a pic of it a few weeks ago - you can see a close up of the fabric there.

So last week I rush ordered the half size version of this apron, and got a few other accessories like fake gashes and wounds, fake blood, and a giant knife that made the "RE RE RE RE RE" sound from Pyscho right before someone dies. Em grabbed me a killer crinoline from a garage sale/flea market/wherever she is while I'm sleeping on Saturday mornings, and I wore my yellow a-line dress you may recognize from our photo shoot. Done and done!

Miss Jolie and I
I found this makeup tutorial from xojane on how to look dead but still kinda pretty, and it was actually a lot easier to do than I thought it would be. Jolie teased my hair to the heavens and my look was complete! Despite my poofy crinoline getting in the way a lot, we had the best time and I felt like our costumes were more original than a lot of others I saw. 

Perfecting our creepy dead housewife pose
Being stabbed is HILARIOUS

We spent Saturday evening (since Halloween is on a school night this year) at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood with a group of friends and had a great night. The hotel was decorated so spooky looking, there was even a giant fake spider inside that gave me the uber-creeps!


Our friends April and Brittan, the lovely ladies from Evoke LA, were Hipster Superheroes with their boyfriends and their costumes were amazing! Another friend of ours, Rachel, went as the Black Swan ballerina and she had the cutest tutu that she glued all these black feathers on to make it look that much cooler/authentic. Pieced together costumes always seem so much better than the ones you buy at the store - don't get me wrong, my last 3 costumes were exactly that!

Dead Thriving Wife, Rachel as the Black Swan, Brittan as Hipster Wonder Woman, Dead Wife Jolie, and April as Hipster Catwoman. 
For passing out candy to the neighborhood kids I think I'll just throw that apron back on and be a nice, alive housewife. Either way it's a damn cute apron.

Happy Halloween everyone, and pace yourselves tonight!!


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8 comments:

  1. Great post Nic!! Def think your costumes were one of the most original- pictures turned out great too ! Had tons of fun with my dead housewives and hipster super heros :)

    Xoxo
    R

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    1. Thanks Rach! It was a "killer" evening haha :)

      Strive to Thrive,
      Nic

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  2. Love the post!! Happy Halloween!! xo

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    1. Happy Halloween to you too ladies, can't wait to see you again this weekend for your launch party :)

      Strive to Thrive,
      Nic

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  3. Haha, you guys look so cute, i absolutely love the aprons! I googled the hipster princess' & they're adoreable! It looks like you guys had a great Halloween this year. This is another one of my favorite holiday's. Thanks for stopping by earlier!

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

    Nikki
    www.thecraftysideofsarcasm.com

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    1. Right?! Hipster princesses for sure next year. Thanks Nikki and Happy Halloween to you too!

      Strive to Thrive,
      Nic

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  4. Awesome! Looks like a lot of fun & great costumes! Following on Bloglovin'. Happy Halloween!

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    1. Thanks Raquel, it was a good night! Thanks for the follow and Happy Halloween to you too :)

      Strive to Thrive,
      Nic

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