my halloween costume for a festive day at the bookstore:
darin and i found this vintage clown suit while shopping in tucscon.
i am a total sucker for the sweet patterns on vintage fabric.
passing out candy to trick-or-treaters on main street.
i'm telling you, it is a madhouse down there! we must have given away thirty bags full of candy, maybe more.
i heard last year was even crazier since it fell on a saturday.
inside the store, my lovely co-worker sharon was busy too!
elizabeth, another bookstore gal, helping pass out candy.
all kinds of interesting visitors came to main street!
then i hurried home and got ready for jorden and becky's party.
darin had to work, so i went as a lone frida, sans diego.
i was astounded by my friends' amazing DIY costumes. i guess that's the thing about halloween that gets me happy, when it is super creative and festive.
rachel made a rad dia-de-los-muertos calaca from thrifted finds.
jorden: spirit of the owl.
joey: tom joad
stan: wallpaper again (half dressed)
jamie: alfred jarry.
emily was the cutest little silvery haired forest fairy.
next up, addie.
she is an old-fashioned spooky trick-or-treater, like the next little guys.
she gets real sad about how people don't do halloween the cool, spooky way anymore.
you can read about it and see more old-fashioned little ghouls in her post here.
amber made the most amazing mad hatter in a 150 year old top hat from her grandma (!) and accessories made of vintage spools of colorful thread (!!), with her dashing man cody.
chelsea was just the cutest lil jazzercizer.
showin off the deets.
speaking of jazz, that is jazz on the left with her hub dan and rachel's mom kelly.
they are best friends, and together they made a big ol haunted clock, complete with a key on dan's back.
nick as a sad hobo clown, with crazy owl boy.
elsie was just the cutest psychedelic bond girl. added bonus, there's a tiny bun in her oven!
i was pretty stoked on my brow.
i think it fits me rather well, and i loved being frida.
hope you all had a grand time, and sang lullabies to the dead while the veil has been thin.
i love when november begins!