Last-minute couple’s Halloween costume idea?? We’ve got you covered!

A few weeks ago I asked for some ideas for what famous couple Will & I should dress up like for Halloween... without putting in too much effort or money 🙂 While I got some GREAT suggestions (Harry Potter and the Golden Snitch will be saved for the pregnancy years), we had a definite winner.

And the winner is… Susanhho with the idea of Forrest Gump & Jenny!!!!

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Easy enough, cute enough, street-clothes-ish enough, and recognizable enough to be the perfect costumes for us!! And if you need a quick and easy costume, here’s how it’s done:

For me (Jenny): White lace skirt with white tank top, chambray vest (really fur or suede would be better if you have it), headband around the forehead (the sparklier the better), and loads of layered jewelry. For him (Forrest): Red hat with “Bubba Gump” logo taped to it, short-sleeved plaid shirt, khaki pants (pulled a little higher than usual), white gym socks, and magic shoes (aka. tennis shoes).

Done! Halloween success story for the ages! Thanks again, Susan! Legitimately, email me your address and I’ll send you some Halloween candies 🙂

Low-profile Halloween Costumes

With Halloween approaching, I have been putting some thought into what famous pair Will & I should be this year… And I need some help!! In our 6 years of knowing each other we have NEVER dressed up for Halloween… Kinda crazy, huh? We’ve always used Georgia-Florida as our excuse to avoid costume parties because, if I’m being honest, we just don’t love costume parties. But this year we are planning to attend the law school’s Halloween Bash, and we don’t want to be the lame-os that had lame-o costumes!!

If there was such a thing, our costume party “style” would fall into the low-profile Halloween costume party-goers. For example, in high school Will dressed up as Tom Cruise from Top Gun. Didn’t take much. The Zaxby’s lady already calls him Tom anyway, and all he had to do was wear some aviators and a fighter pilot jacket. Boom. Pre-Oprah’s-couch Tom Cruise. Me? I always took the hippie route and wore a tie-dye shirt, bell-bottoms (which were in my closet anyway), and a headband around my forehead instead of on top… So we are really creative, folks.

So far the only requirements we have are:

1. Famous couple/ pair. That way we can rely on each other to help explain our identities for the entire night. And that way the costumes are FREE because we can pull from our own closets. 2. Preferably something recognizable enough that we DON’T have to explain our identities for the entire night. That can get awkward fast. And 3. Nothing weird. We’re only going to follow through if we’re dressing like people, not animals or something of the like.

The ideas so far…

  • Phil & Claire Dunphy – We LOVE Modern Family and the Dunphy’s dress basically like we do (so that’s easy). But even with Phil’s magic tricks and Claire’s constant mom-ness, there is a huge chance that only 1 out of 10 people in the room would get it. Therefore breaching requirement #2… But I like it.
  • Johnny Cash & June Carter – I tease my hair more than normal (aka. I tease my hair a tiiiiiny bit). He uses his pomade to slick his hair back. And we break out into song whenever people ask who we are. This one’s growing on me…
  • Any president + wife – Easy. Straight forward. But probably half of the law school’s idea. So I guess another requirement is not doing something so obvious that we’ll see mirrors all night…

Ugh. Can you tell that I’m thinking about this too much???

I would LOVE some ideas from the peanut gallery! Any idea is a good one because (as you can see) we haven’t had many 🙂 I might even make this a little contest… Whoever can give us the best suggestion will receive my undying love and some Halloween candy!! How’s that for a prize?!