Our Halloween costumes this year are dedicated to Kristin of 1902 Victorian, who wrote this post after her picture showed up in a Wall Street Journal article about idiotic homeowners who drink and renovate.
Who says wine and circular saws don’t mix?
Our costumes were a hit, and the cheapest thing we’ve worn in years. No $50 bagged costume from the fly-by-night Halloween store this year. We went DIY all the way. Our friend Kurt supplied the hardhats (mine is spray painted to match my tool belt), the blood was a gift from my Dad last year (he worked at a pumpkin farm!) and the accessories – tools, toolbelts, nails, and paint-covered clothes – are part of our everyday wear. The only thing I had to buy this year was a gorey “hole”, which I wore on my arm with a nail glued into it. You can the arm gore a little better in this photo.
For full effect, here are the best “full-length” shots of each of us:
Teague doing his best runway pose, complete with pouty face.
Me and my girls, Katherine (left) and Tracy (right)
The costuming process took up half our afternoon and all of our kitchen counter. We made a HUGE mess with the fake blood, and will probably be finding evidence of it for months to come. But it was totally, totally worth it ;)