Thursday, October 29, 2015

If we were the kind of people who dressed up for Halloween (ever again).

Halloween party, 2012. 

 Picture is courtesy of my old insta account (since deleted) where I loved, loved, loved a good filter or two. Seriously. I tried lightening this up, nothing helped. 

Anyways, this is the last and only time that we dressed up for Halloween. "Hippies" if it isn't obvious. We went to a house party with a bunch of Omaha people who we didn't really know (nice people, but tough group to break into lol), and I worriedly obsessed about what our costumes would be the whole week before. We had one idea (stay tuned) that we wanted to do soo bad, but I couldn't put it together fast enough and it made me really stressed because if we did it, it would have to be perfect. *Just a rant real quick though. I hate how everyone says, "just go to the salvation army and find something." WHO HAS TIME TO SPEND 5 HOURS AT THE SALVATION ARMY DIGGING THROUGH SMELLY CLOTHES? Or not even who has the time, who WANTS to do that? Not me. So after I took one stroll through there and got overwhelmed and shut down instantly, I decided I would just tie-dye shirts and we could be hippies. Lame, I know. But it was quick, cheap and easy. The party sucked by the way. We stood around in the basement with the three people that we knew, and I think John attempted to play a drinking game and I stood by the snack table eating cookies shaped like witch fingers. I think we were home before midnight. Woo-hoo.

Even dressing up in my "younger" years would always end in disappointment. I was an angel, a ladybug, a prom queen. (..#basic) And I would always get so stressed out about it, end up spending way too much money, and the party or wherever I was at was never quite as fun as I imagined it would be. So after that disappointing Halloween party in 2012, we never really had the desire to dress up again. But we still always talk about our "secret" Halloween costume idea that we'll do "someday." Does anyone else have any costume ideas that they hold onto forever and ever and won't tell anyone so no one steals it?? Well, I decided to let the secret out, so here's ours:

Johnny and June. 

But really I picture us more like Reese (I wish!) and Joaquin, because this idea was based off our love for the movie, Walk the Line.


I don't know if John came up with it or I did, but we used to watch this movie all the time when we were just "friends." We still probably watch it once a year, at least. When we moved in together we each brought a copy, so we even had two dvd's. For some reason we just connected with it. John always used to say to me, "marry me June." And he reminds me all the time that I used to say, "no." (Haha, sorry!) I think these costumes would be pretty easy to pull off actually, just dress John in all black with a guitar (that's the hardest part) and I could just wear cowboy boots and a fancy dress, but I would't do it unless I found the perfect stuff. I would probably even consider dying my hair dark again, haha. I'm not even kidding. I would take it so seriously. 

And then she says "All right." Ugh! Such a great love story. Makes me want to cry every time.

And then we also have a runner up costume idea:

 Red and Kitty. 

I imagine John like this:


And me like this:


Which is what I already look like a lot of the time, so easy.

Now I know that this one was entirely my idea, but John never said no to it. Not exaggerating, I've seen every single episode of That 70's Show at least three times and I'm actually watching it again on Netflix right now. (Like, right now.) Kitty is my favorite. And what I love about Red is that he hates everyone, except for Kitty. I have no idea how we would do these costumes (like seriously, is that hairdo even possible?), besides dressing John like Mr. Rogers. Or if anyone would even have any idea who we were. But it's still something I'd like to do "someday."

Clearly both of these ideas are based on my love for love. I try not to but I can't help it, I idolize on-screen couples. Maybe we should choose a different fictionary couple every year? That might be fun. (Except wait, Johnny and June are real people. I always forget that.) I'm not saying we will never dress up again, we probably will. I guess I can imagine us dressing up when we have kids someday. Although probably not in these costumes then, haha. Or if we ever go to a really sweet party, like I'm talking the one the parents go to in Hocus Pocus. That would totally convince me.

But until then, we spend our Halloween nights at... 

Panera. 

Haha, seriously. Tomorrow will be our 4th year in a row going to Panera on Halloween. The first year it was because we had nothing to eat. The second year it was because we had just been at the Verizon next door and I was like, "OMG we should go to Panera again!" And then last year it was because I'm crazy and have to keep up with these traditions because I get sentimental about everything. I even called in sick to work just so I could go to Panera with John. They even called me the next day and asked if I was really dedicated to my job and I was like, "sorry Macy's, I had to go to Panera." 

So Happy (early) Halloween to all you crazy kids who dress up and party! Live it up for us too. 

x.

16 comments:

  1. Dressing up is so hard! And yeah no way am I going to spend an hour digging through crap at a thrift store. I probably won't dress up again until we have kids either.

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    1. Some people find that fun....but no thanks lol.

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  2. Oh I could see you doing both of these costumes! I'm lame and haven't dressed up in almost a decade haha. Maybe I'll dress up when this kid is born...lol

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    1. Lol I thought I was done at like 20, and then John and I did this a few years later and then I knew I was done haha. It's just not fun for me, right now. But yes, when there are little babies I think that will be fun! You have to dress up the whole family next year!! And just so you know, I'm going to be kind of obsessed with you because you're having a baby lol. Like every picture you post on instagram lately I'm like, "AWW Alana's eating cupcakes!!!!" I just find pregnancy so interesting and cool lol. (weird I know.)

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  3. Right when I read Johnny and June this song got stuck in my head and now I'm listening to it obviously:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50S9X7TlbUk

    So yeah thanks for reminding me that I love that song! Anyways I love that idea, IT IS SO CUTE! I have never seen the movie but obviously I have to now.And I love that John says "marry me, June" I dunno, just real cute :) I think I might be that mom that has like family costumes haha I don't know why but I LOVE dressing up for halloween! I keep trying to think of an excuse for us to dress up again on actual halloween but I can't think of anything yet... anyways yes I love that costume and whenever you do it, post tons of pictures obviously haha

    xo C

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    1. Hey that's a cute song! I like how she say "maybe" lol. Okay though, you have to watch the movie Candace!!! Are you not a little Reese Witherspoon?! She won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for it! So you have to! And family costume are soooo cute, trust me someday my family will do them too. Like we will all be baby cats. Jk, I don't know what, but I do like the family idea especially with little kids who can't say no ;) hahaha

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  4. I guess I should go watch Walk the Line?! Such a cute costume idea. We aren't costume people and have never dressed up together. This year I have a hen's party (Aussie for bachelorette) on Halloween and everyone is dressing up. I did the easiest cheapest thing I could find online (an upside down ice cream cone). We did dress up as Kelly and Zack for a birthday party this year. Australians make every party a theme dress up party.

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    1. PS I love the panera tradition I'm the exact same way!

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    2. Ah Kelly and Zack is such a good idea!!!! That is really funny, I kind of like theme parties, but they stress me out in the same way that Halloween does. I'm curious what an upside down ice cream cone looks like haha, you need to post it!!

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  5. see i look at it this way.. what am i being for halloween this year? An adult... that hands out treats lol!! still a costume i gues :)
    XO Ellen from Ask Away
    www.askawayblog.com

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    1. LOL yes that is a great costume idea. Probably the best kind of costume considering kids NEED those people right?!

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  6. Haha I love that movie! I always quote her when she says "baby, baby, baby,baby" in my fact (horrible) southern accent. Maybe I'll watch that this weekend haha! I can tell you my secret halloween costume I'm dying for bill and I to be because I know you won't tell my non blog friends, but I want to go as this...https://www.google.com/search?q=hall+and+oates&es_sm=93&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAmoVChMIxcPgyu7qyAIVyjc-Ch3MwAzq&biw=1440&bih=775#imgrc=KWiBVa1JUkBWNM%3A . clealy I'd have the mustache because it makes it even better and I want to make their CD case out of that thicker foam paper stuff and cut out a square for our face. We tried to do it two years ago but we ran out of time and couldn't find everything and I'm like you, if I'm going for it, it has to be perfect! Last year we went as Jenny from the Block and Sean "Puffy" Combs circa 1999. This year we were going to go to Salem, Massachusetts but something came up. That would be hilarious if you went as Red and Kitty, you'd have to practice her voice and laugh ahead of time though!

    xx,
    Susie

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    1. Ugh the link didnt become clickable sorry!

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    2. Okay no it worked from my email so I saw it! I did not know who those guys were but John did lol. I LOVE that you did Puffy and J.LO! Such a good idea!!! That's probably the best thing I ever heard. Did you wear the white bandana? That's always how I picture them together haha. Seriously if I ever for some reason got to be in Salem for Halloween I would go all out like, "this is my halloween!!" and commit like all my time to making the best costume. That would be amazing. So did you not dress up then either?! We didn't even leave the apartment last night lol.

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    3. Haha nope but Bill had the time of his life giving out candy to trick or treaters haha! And ohh yeahh, the white bandana was necessary. I did this look https://www.google.com/search?q=jenny+from+the+block&espv=2&biw=1440&bih=775&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAmoVChMIkJWI0aH1yAIVCnQ-Ch1WSQXC#imgrc=YTI726HQDp70pM%3A except my top wasn't so cropped haha. Not everyone has Jenny from the blocks abs haha!

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  7. bahahaha this is hilarious! what a fun tradition.
    i think i am done dressing up, we'll see. i never did it as a kid / teenager, and it was fun for a couple of adult years, but you do waste a bit of money and time, not to mention stress... i love digging through goodwill and the salvos for outfits, but not halloween costumes.
    johnny and june! LOVE it. love walk the line as well :)

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