October 31, 2011

happy halloween

I like Halloween more and more every year. I make more of an effort to dress up now (this year the teacher man and I were Don and Betty Draper from “Mad Men”, and last year we were Bill Compton and Sookie Stackhouse from “True Blood”) and get excited to see everyone’s costumes, decorations and of course, bowls of sugary sweets.

betty draper and don draper halloween costume

{Some people mistook me for Marilyn Monroe until they saw the beautifully branded, homemade Lucky Strike cigarette in my hand. Advertising works. Doesn't the teacher man look dapper?}

We hit up a couple of fun Halloween parties over the weekend, including my oh-so-creative coworker’s amazingly decorated annual Halloween party. There we spotted a sassy Nicki Minaj, Guy Fieri, Mrs. George (the fabulous mom from “Mean Girls”) and of course, Jesus.

nicki minaj and betty draper halloween costume

{Nicki Minaj brought the super bass to the party, while Betty Draper brought her best pearls, a Lucky Strike cigarette and her own martini glass.}

Though I’m not recreating my Betty Draper outfit for the work Halloween costume contest this year (I mean, I work in advertising…I’m sure Mrs. Draper has been done), I have had the Halloween spirit — and glittery remains — draped across my desk for the past month. Meet Agent Orange, a naughty client who didn’t cooperate with his beloved copywriter:

glitter skull

{The remains of a naughty client lie on my work desk. I like that when people ask where I sit, I can say, "The desk with the glittery orange skull and fabulous sunglasses."}

Besides admiring all the kooky costumes and fun decor, one of my favorite parts of the Halloween holiday season is visiting the pumpkin patch. I’ve got obsessing over which ones to choose down to an art, and this year the teacher man and I came home with five pumpkins to carve and decorate. Tonight we’ll spend the night gutting pumpkins, roasting seeds and watching (or not watching…) Monday night football.

teacher man with pumpkins

{The teacher man had a similar look on his face last year when he had to carry around my pumpkins in his arms. At least this year he got to cart them around in a wagon. We ended up switching up our pumpkins at the last minute, but this picture was taken at the height of me testing his patience at the local pumpkin patch.}

kimberlyloc pumpkin

{This green baby pumpkin has been resting peacefully near my television for the past week or so. Tonight, I will open him up, eat his seeds and give him a nice little facial reconstruction.}

We’ll see if any spooky goblins and ghouls come to the door asking for candy tonight. If not, you can bet I’ll be snacking on Halloween candy into at least the first half of November.

candy corn

{I eat candy corn like it's popcorn. I may or may not hit up the post-Halloween candy sales just to get a one more bag of this sugary treat.}

What are you doing to celebrate Halloween tonight? What did you do over the weekend? Tell me about it in the comments section.

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  • http://www.mimiandchichi.com/ Jess

    Great costume! I love how you even had fake cigarettes

  • http://www.cupcakecrusaders.com Stacy A

    I’m almost out of Candy Corn and was able to pass it up while at the grocery store, but then I came into work and there were two bags brought in for everyone. Needless to say, candy corn go VERY well with cupcakes.

  • http://www.cupcakecrusaders.com Stacy A

    PS – That pumpkin rocks.

  • http://kimberlyloc.com kimberlyloc

    @jess thanks lady!

  • http://kimberlyloc.com kimberlyloc

    @stacy what do you think a candy corn cupcake would taste like? heaven? :)

  • http://beancakes.wordpress.com/ kristina@beancakes ❤

    hi kim!! lovely post here ~ i just love your costume, you look amazing!! oh and i just LOVE your glitter skull w. the shades that you were telling me about ~ so so cool!! happy halloween to you!! ;) ;)
    xoxo ~ kristina
    p.s. i’m out of candy corns!!

  • http://kimberlyloc.com kimberlyloc

    @kristina thank lady! it’s always fun to be a temporary blonde :)

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