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...
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.