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Rick and I are going to this Halloween dinner dance thing.

And we need some costumes.

I want something that reads hot-mom-who’s-not-trying-too-hard. Wonder Woman! But the costume also has to camouflage my post three pregnancies belly. Never mind about Wonder Woman!

Now you might remember that last year on Halloween, Rick and I went as Elvis and Priscilla Presley…

It was a pretty good costume except that…

1. Rick was working most of the night so he wasn’t around. So no Elvis.

2. And everyone thought I was Amy Winehouse.

Obviously I can’t handle that kind of misstep again so I’m doing some serious costume contemplation.

Rick wants to wear something he already has in his closet which means he can either go as a Fox anchor or suburban dad.

He also suggested bacon and eggs which makes me wonder if he has a turkey bacon outfit squirreled away somewhere in the house.

I came up with the brilliant idea that I could be Farrah Fawcett and he could be Kate Jackson. Rick vetoed it. I don’t know why. Maybe he wanted to be Jaclyn Smith.

My dad suggested that we dress up in onesies and Depends, suck on pacifiers and go as Harlowe and Chase. Of course, we’d probably just look like druggedout rave kids.

And then Rick came up with the idea of us going as the coal miner and his mistress…

Am I a dead ringer for the mistress or what?!

Now we just need a friend to go as the jilted wife.

I’m groveling… please come up with an idea for us.

mama bird notes:

Thank you to Supermom and Dusty Earth Mother for saying such kind words about me on their blogs!

52 Responses to i always think of a good costume on november first.

  • Julie says:

    Jon & Kate Gosselin? I know that they are SO last year, but if Rick has some Ed Hardy gear in his closet and you have some trampy high heels or something like what she wore on DWTS, I think it would be hilarious! Good Luck!

  • Karen says:

    Since you already have the wig, you could be Snooki and the Situation. He’s a Jersey boy, right? I’m sure they are selling six-pack shirts (just on the off chance that Rick no longer has one).

  • Karin M says:

    One year my husband and I went as our new house and our garage–I got to be the garage as I’m smaller. πŸ™‚ The best thing? A box made to look like a house and/or garage is really figure flattering. (FYI: Including a real doorbell on the front door is not recommended–people will keep ringing it all night.)

  • I think Lucy & Desi or Frankenstein and his bride or mr and mrs Frankenstein.

    Lucy was kind of hot. You get to wear fake eye lashes, red lips, fitted vintage dress, heels, and cool up-do. A mrs Frankenstein is very similar just everything is black!

    As for Rick I think both ideas have potential for closet digging. Of course Frankenstein make-up sounds like a pain and not terribly original but I’m more focused on the hot challenge while not wanting to look like you are trying too hard.

    Lastly, I fear others could have the same idea but Betsy & Don Draper would be brilliant!


  • Kittie says:

    Some friends of mine dressed up as Dog the Bounty Hunter and his wife Beth a few years ago. It was hilarious and they one first prize!

  • Marinka says:

    My kids have been begging us to go as Marge and Homer Simpson. But I can’t balance that Eiffel Tower of a wig on my head.

    Hey, why don’t you go as the Koran and that insane Florida minister?

  • francine Kasen says:

    Shrek and Fiona?
    A brick and a bricklayer? (make a box to wear covered in brick-contact paper and rick gets the overalls etc.)
    With all the babies you are nursing, how about one of those gross Cow with Udders costumes? Rick can be a farmer.
    These are particularly awful ideas, so all the others will sound good! I have a mission, and sometimes it is just to lift others UP!!

  • Lisa says:

    I do love the Jersey Shore recommendation – that way you can drink too much and fight someone and still be in character! The first year we were dating my husband and I went as Hulk and She-Hulk. She has long black hair and is pretty bad-ass.

  • Becky says:

    Morticia and Gomez Addams? You already have a long, black wig….
    We are attending a Halloween party too, but it’s themed. You would think that would help, but no. I finally decided to go as Mary Poppins (theme is Fantasy). We’ll see how that goes.

  • Twins! you guys could be twins because ya know you HAD twins.

    Yeah, not good. What about Heidi Klume and Tim Gunn? Terrible.

    Big and Carrie? (What??)

    Salt and Pepper. The hip hop group, not the condiments.

    OK clearly I need coffee. Or a lobotomy.

  • Meg D says:

    I vote for the Jersey Shore one too. That is can easily be repurposed as a Snooki bump. And a super push up bra will give you the look you’re going for!

  • I’m groovin’ with Marinka here, the Koran and the insane Florida preacher just say “Halloween fun” to me. How about Courtney Cox and David Arquette–oh. No. Bad karma.

    Thanks for the “thanks”, sweet Kelcey.

  • Rick says:

    i’m surprised there’s not more support for the miner and his girlfriend. Glancing again at the stuff in my closet, why don’t we go as members of the 2010 Philadelphia Phillies!!!!!! Go Phils!

  • KellyS says:

    One year, my husband and I went as Frankenstein and Elvira. The great thing about that is hubby can wear what’s in his closet, he just needs a little make up, and without him, people will STILL know you’re Elvira.

  • Nellie says:

    How about:

    (1) Alice in Wonderland and Mad Hatter
    (2) A 60’s Diner Waitress and Burger King
    (3) Cat and Mouse
    (4) Barbie and Ken
    (5) Angel and Devil
    (6) Nurse and Doctor

  • Jen says:

    How about Daphne and Scooby? Or RIck could be Velma? Sorry, Parker is obsessed with Scooby Doo (not sure how that happened as we don’t ever watch Cartoon Network) and wants to be Daphne this year… Jennifer and Angelina? Good luck, can’t wait to see this year’s pic.

  • Stephanie says:

    Thank you for the love (o: You are one of my favorite places to sit, relax & laugh. I love some of Nellie’s ideas … You could also go as Where is Waldo & his girlfriend Wilma.

  • MommyTime says:

    How about he gets a lot of fake facial hair, wears a tweedy jacket and small glasses and goes as Freud? You wear a silky one piece slip. You’re the Freudian slip.

  • Rhonda says:

    Lois and Clark Kent! All Rick needs is the muscle superman top, throw a white suit shirt over it and have the blue supeman shirt peeping out. Then black frame glasses and slicked back hair. And you already have the long black wig! You’re set! We did this a couple of years ago and it was a huge hit.

  • This one is outdated too, but a friend of mine went as the Octomom; she wore a baby sling and got 8 plastic babies to put in it, wore semi-trashy clothes, a black wig and those red wax lips. It was hilarious. But what would Rick be? Doner #9? The moral-less In-vitro doctor?

  • Kara says:

    You have some creative readers (unfortunately I’m NOT one of them!) and they had some really good ideas! I love the Snookie/Situation idea!

  • How about Kourtney Kardashian and Scott? I don’t get them as a couple but would shamelessly use them if I was going to a costume party. Also love the Snookie/Situation idea. Looking forward to seeing pictures!

  • Aunt Marcia (Guess Whose?) says:

    Just go as parents of 4 little children. You can buy fake vomit and fake poop at any ‘gag’ store… attach lots of it to your fancy dress-up outfits and before you leave the house, fling some food at each other also. Rick can be carrying a bottle of vodka, and you have a large bottle of valium in your hands.

  • Candice says:

    I like what N and Em’s mom said about Kourtney and scott Kardashian. I don’t know what I am going to be yet, but the hubby is set one going as the All State Auto Insurance Mayhem commercial guy.

  • Suzy says:

    I have a fear of looking any more ridiculous than I have to. So I dress as myself and go around insulting people and pass myself off as my evil twin.

    Oddly, no one can tell the difference.

  • Aunt Marcia (Guess Whose?) says:

    And if you’re going as the parents of 4 little children, you’ll need a tool belt with baby bottles/baby food/snacks/diapers/wipes/etc. in the loops instead of ‘tools’ and your jewelery has to be all made of Cherios (including bracelet/necklace and earrings). Rick can just past Unpaid Bills all over his clothing and turn his pants pockets inside out.

  • CSY says:

    I made my husband dress as a woman and I wore jeans and a tee shirt…somehow I think I got the better end of it…he was one UGLY woman!

  • CSY says:

    Ok, so I was working (read – reading gossip mags on line) and found the PERFECT halloween outfits! You can go as Lady Ga-Ga (let me finish…) and Rick can go as her boyfriend from the Paparazzi video…cuz EVERYONE knows that he BD in that video is Alexander Skarsgard (can’t spell it right, I know)/Eric from True Blood…OR Snookie and Bill!!! ok, I mean SOOKIE and Bill!

  • Chris in NY says:

    He wears brown sweats, you wear ping sweats. You both wear a shoe on top of your head. Or he wears tp and you wear a show. Voila. (Gum and $%^# on the bottom of your shoe).

  • Ok, so 2 great costume ideas came to me today. Since my husband and I don’t have a party to dress up for this year, I’m going to parlay them onto you.
    1) Jesse James and Kat von D
    2) Katy Perry and Elmo (there’s an adult Elmo costume at Target…but what the $#&*?)
    Good luck!

  • Lise says:

    One year I dressed as a pregnant 50’s housewife (complete with hat, pearls, and an apron) and my fiance’ dressed as a milkman. We were a big hit.

  • my parents one year went as Vincent Van Gogh and the Getty who was kidnapped and had his ear cut off. They carried matching plastic ears in little boxes. I will say only that there was NO ONE ELSE in the same costume.

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  • Amberoz says:

    He might be more receptive to the Farrah idea if you would let him go as Lee Majors, “The Six Million Dollar Man”. Ah the 70’s. A lot of great TV in that decade. Whatever you go as let us know and have a great time!

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