Oh yes, the costumes. We both have a strong policy against anything slutty or obvious, so we decided to go as Audrey Horne and Special Agent Dale Cooper from Twin Peaks. Did anyone recognize us? No, but we had a blast. Here's the pair in question, for reference.
Here's me in my full Audrey get-up. (I apologize in advance for the cell phone pictures. I left my good camera at work.)
My sweater, skirt and shoes all came from Goodwill. I think the total was about $15. I am wearing the top again today! I was going for authenticity, so I curled up my hair and drew on my mole.
My love was a truly dapper Agent Cooper. His blazer and white shirt were also Goodwill steals for $18 total. Everything else was his already.
He carried a coffee mug, which he then used at Gardner's.
Here we are happily in love before the first movie started.
The people in front of us said we looked great. When we told them who we were, the woman said, "You're not old enough to remember that show!" I replied, "I'm not, but he is," which incited much giggling. Our choice of characters may have been a self-depricating reference to our age difference. After we left, I declared that I needed a snack, which led us to IHOP. I proceeded to eat a "snack" of two pumpkin pancakes, two scrambled eggs, and a mountain of hashbrowns. Then I felt wistful.
The following day, actual Halloween, was mostly spent celebrating my baby sister's 11th birthday at my dad's new house. I can't believe little Sarah is 11! Here I am with the birthday girl -- nay, young lady.
Afterward, we spent the evening gorging on chocolate (not a single trick-or-treater came) and watching The Wicker Man and Peeping Tom (during which I may have fallen asleep). I hope your Halloween celebrations were as fun and wholesome as ours!