Monday, October 26, 2009

Trick or Treat, Halloween Giveaway...

Halloween Giveaway


With Halloween right around the corner, we thought it would be fun to reflect back on one of your worst costumes. I think there was nothing worse then having your mother purchase your costume without you being present. What your mother thought would be a really cute costume often times turned out to be the most embarrassing, especially when your ten. While all the other kids had the cool trendy costumes, you were left with a Casper the Ghost costume that was made entirely out of plastic, with the full on plastic mask that only made your face sweat. We all wanted to be either the princess or the bride.


Of course there were some really ingenious costumes like the kid that was wrapped entirely in tin foil, who went as a leftover. Or the girl who spray painted her hair pink and tied a pink tennis shoe to her head. When asked repeatedly what she was supposed to be she said "she was a piece of bubble gum stuck to the bottom of a tennis shoe.



We have all been there. So to make this really interesting we thought it would be fun for all of you to share your worst or most embarrassing costume. To really give you incentive to share your worst costume we decided to give out a little Trick or Treat. Our treat will be our newest rug design. So jump right in and let all of us know. I think it will give all of us a great laugh. We will pick the winner of the most tragic costume on Halloween night.





I do hope all of you have a great week and do stay out of the Halloween candy!

16 comments:

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

Oh my goodness!! I remember the Casper and Witchy Poo costumes!! Thanks for the memories!! :)

~ Wendy
http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Jacqueline said...

Oh Michelle, how funny...I'm afraid that we don't really celebrate Halloween much in the U.K. (although it's getting much more popular now) so I never had a Halloween costume, so I can't play.....but, seeing as I was one of your winners on your last giveaway, that seems fair. Good luck to everyone who participates. I can't wait to hear some of the terrible costumes that some of you have had to wear. I loved the bubble gum on the tennis shoe....hilarious. XXXX

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Mermaid Queen said...

Ok Michelle, I'd love to win that beautiful rug, so here's my sad tale. My first Halloween was my worst costume. I didn't even know what Halloween was because I was so young, so at dinner I was quickly told how to trick or treat. After that my mom took out a giant orange pumpkin costume, squeezed it on me, then began stuffing me with wads of balled up newspapers! Not only was I itchy the entire evening, that costume turned out to be "recycled" every Halloween, and I wore it without complaint for years! Happy Halloween,
Martha

Sea Witch said...

I was one of the lucky kids whose mother always made our costumes. I did the same with my two boys as well. Now I'm making costumes for grandchildren who live all over the country/world and loving it.

I'm catching up with postings after spending three days in bed with a nasty cold that turned to asthma issues. Just getting back up to my old self and have missed all of my blogging friends. Hope to be caught soon and back to posting on my own blog. Hugs to you. Sea Witch

Tamerie Shriver said...

It's too bad there isn't a way to attach a photo of our terrible costumes! I generally went as an old lady because it could be accomplished with stuff just laying around the house. I always wanted to go as a clown, but never took the time to make the costume. Once, while living in Greece, I went as a pregnant model! How original is that? Funny thing is, people really thought I was pregnant and kept scolding me for drinking alcohol!

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

As I sit here trying to think of a bad costume...I realize, I don't remember any costumes...my memory stinks :o(

Jeanneoli said...

You should just give it to me because my mom never let us go trick or treating...seriously...just mail it to me now:-) That is worse that the most horrible costume:-(

BellaColle said...

I was Casper one year!! lol...have a great weekend!
OX
~Christine

Cheryl ~ Casual Cottage Chic said...

Long, long ago {when I was single and in my 20s} I was inveited to a party given on October 31st at a friend's home. I dressed up as a preggie nun...oh, yeah. {Am still saying my Hail Mary's for that!}. Anyway, when I arrived at the party, I was SOOOO embarrassed! It was NOT a costume party...just a party that happened to be on Halloween. How bad is that!?? LOL!

koralee said...

Just found your lovely blog...your pillows in your shop look amazing..off to take a wee peek! Love those vintage costumes..

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

I was lucky I never had a bad halloween costume but I did have a VERY BAD Halloween. I think it was the 5th grade and my mom made me the prettiest princess costume using some gold fabric she bought when they lived in Germany. I was so excited, I had admired that fabric in her sewing room since I could remember. A week before Halloween I got the chicken pox. By Halloween I looked less like a princess and more like a wicked witch. I couldn't go trick-or-treating so I put my costume on and stood by the door waiting for trick-or-treaters. The following year as a 6th grader I was "too cool" to trick-or-treat so I was robbed of my last Halloween...

Happy Halloween!

Shabbyfufu said...

Hi Michelle, I was over at Kim's blog and saw your contest on her sidebar. When I was a kid I recall one bad plastic Cinderella costume (yes~plastic!) that I wore....uggh! Lovely rug~if I am not to late to enter, Best wishes~Janet

Rosemary said...

My worst costume...
I had taken sheets and sheets and tore them into 2" strips for a mummy,and I remember thinking to myself~ this is going to look awesome! It took some time to wrap all those strips!!!...well ~ by the time I got to the party, most of the strips had slid down!
Can we say ~ eeewwwwww!!!!!
Happiest Halloween!

Cathy said...

My worst costume ever was the year my mother made me wear my winter coat underneath my costume. My costume was all burlap and I was supposed to be a potato sack. Can you imagine me trying to explain my costume at every house? I looked like a total idiot. From that year on, I made my own costumes! lol

xo Cath

sufi said...

How about a dog food bag? When I was in sixth grade, my friends and I weren't going to dress up because it was too "little-kid". Then we were all filled with regret at the last minute, so we put together some seriously eleventh-hour costumes. I cut holes for my head and arms in a big dog food bag. (Safeway, Tasty Nuggets, extra-large size - god, I remember it like it was yesterday!) All went well for the trick-or-treating, but then we decided to take a short-cut home to my house that involved scaling a chain-link fence. I was wearing wooden clogs for this endeavor, so of course I got tangled on the row of barbed wire at the top of the fence, tore my costume from stem to stern, fell down the other side, and landed in a heap in my underwear, part of a dog food bag, and a lot of crumbs. And as tragedies always seem to happen in pairs, the seventh-grader who I had an undying crush on was there with his friends, crossing over the fence in the other direction. He actually fetched my clogs for me. That was 22 years ago he and I have been married for the last 10 of them! So I guess the ending of the story isn't completely tragic!