Thursday, November 8, 2012

Happy "Owloween"

Happy {LATE} Halloween!

In case you have already written Sandy Toes & Salty Kisses off your blog list just wait!

I know I haven't been blogging lately but I promise you this is worth it ;)

As you all know, this past week was Halloween and it just so happened to be my first Halloween up here in Lawrence. I had such a fun week with my friends making our Halloween costumes. 

For the first costume, four of my friends on my door floor and I decided we wanted to make our own costumes this year....from scratch! We went to Hancock Fabrics to buy our supplies and got busy!

Objective: CRUSH Soda Can Dresses

Two our of the five of us! to my left is Megan (Orange Crush) and to my right is Annie (Grape Crush).

Surprisingly this girl had a sewing machine on our floor and slowly but surely we made the base for our dresses.

Next, we sewed on the silver sparkly ribbon to represent the silver lining on the can... (obvi). Then we started painting away!

Finally, three days later we had finished out CRUSH costumes!

This was such a fun and CHEAP way to make a Halloween least compared to some of the Halloween stores. All in all, we each paid roughly $20 for all the materials. Not to bad for a college budget, eh?!

If that wasn't enough...

The Friday after Halloween, Chi Omega had their date party, "Owloween". Chio's symbol is the Owl for those of you who aren't familiar with the Greek system!

For this party, I decided to dress my date and I up as the little yellow minions from the Pixar movie, Despicable Me. I'm obsessed with these little guys! Once again, I decided to make our costumes from scratch...
Items Needed:
Overalls (Good Will)
Yellow Hoodie (Walmart)
Black Sunglasses Frames ( I got mine at Dollar Tree and popped the lenses out)
Black Gloves
Black Shoes
Black Pipe Cleaners

Unfortunately, Tyler (the BF) had his Air Force Drill Duty back home at the military base that weekend so he couldn't be my date :(  so I took his best friend Austin instead!

I hand sewed all the pipe cleaners on the hoodies for the hair. 

{What did you do for Halloween??}

Have a Wonderful Thrilling Thursday :)


  1. I can't get over how funny your minion costume is! Especially the dorky second photo... please wear that on Monday for sister bday day?! ;)

    1. hahah I and dad want to rent Despicable Me over thanksgiving break so they will get it more. How about then??

  2. omg such great costumes!

    happy monday!


  3. Would you be willing to make or sell your orange crush costume to my daughter. We would need it by this weekend. So cute! This is her mom, Melisa, you can contact me by email at