Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween for Redheads (or Redhead-Lovers)

One of my best friends, Megan, who was the maid of honor at our wedding, has a birthday/Halloween party every year since her birthday is the 29th.  Normally, I would have no reason to get dressed up for Halloween since I’ve never been a big partier or bar-goer, but since I couldn’t miss her party, I have a reason to dress up.

Although I’m only twenty two and many girls my age love to dress up in the more scandalous outfits, I have never been one for showing off my body, even for Halloween.  Plus, those costumes are EXPENSIVE, think $50+ for one itty-bitty costume that isn’t even very well made and tons of other people are wearing.  Instead, I try to play off my own interests and assets (if you will).  What assets am I talking about?

Here’s a clue, last year Mr. Converse Sneakers and I went as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo:


Let me rephrase that.  I went as Lucy and my hubby (then fiance) went as the dead-and-come-back-to-life-as-a-zombie Ricky Ricardo.  I’m sure I’ve mentioned his love for zombies (sometimes I swear he actually believes in them, to which he replies, “Well it doesn’t hurt to be prepared, justincase”), so I told him he could zombify himself as long as he still fit with my costume.

I bought the polka dot dress nearly a year before Halloween 2010 when I spotted it at a garage sale for about $8.  It was too big, so I took in the sides and added a belt.  I bought the wig even though I have the classic red hair naturally (though not as bright), but I had no time to style it the Lucy way because we had our engagement photos just before the party (and my hair in the photo below from that shoot was definitely not from the 50s era although the similar blue polka dot dress could have been straight out of Lucy’s closet):

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Sorry, I love our engagement photos so much that I have to include them whenever I can. :)

If you haven’t guessed by now, I love going as a redhead for Halloween.  Bonus points if Mr. Converse Sneakers can dress up as someone in relation to the redhead I dress up as.  Although he is Asian, he has similar coloring as Desi Arnaz, so it worked out.  However, Mr. CS likes to go as redheads too (I think I inspired a love for all redheads in him when we started dating).

The year before I went as June Cleaver, wearing a pencil skirt, lacey top and cardigan and an apron (all of which I already had on hand.  My hair was cut into a cute bob at the time, so it fit with the time period.  I tend to have a huge love for the 50s and 60s.

This year, I wanted to keep with my normal theme, but again, I didn’t want to spend a lot of money.  Can you guess which costumes we went with?  I’ll reveal it next week, probably on Halloween, once I have the costumes perfect and get all dressed up on Friday for the party.

Fred and Wilma Flintstone from The Flintstones


George and Judy Jetson from The Jetsons


Joan Holloway/Harris and Don Draper from Mad Men


Chuckie Finster and Didi Pickles from Rugrats


Ariel and Prince Eric from The Little Mermaid


And here is one last clue: I only spent $12 on the costume!  10 million brownie points to whoever guesses correctly. 

What/who are you dressing up as for Halloween?


  1. I made an Indian princess costume many years ago and still love it. Don't know where I put it but I think it is packed away somewhere. I have worn it a few times and have fond memories of it.
    I don't have a guess as to what your costume is but I'm sure it is creative!

  2. Can't wait to see what costume you went with! And I've never been into the skanky Halloween costumes either. :)


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