Turning Straw Into Gold…once upon a time?

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I love a good Halloween costume. Oh, I love a good costume any time of year!

I’m so glad there are people out there, like me, who appreciate a good costume – so here’s a few pictures for you!

DSC_0045Around 10:45pm on the 31st some friends stopped by my parents house (where I am currently visiting) to show us their costumes.

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I tried to give this photo an icy/chilly look…her skin isn’t normally this blue looking.

They were on their way home from an evening performance (with the STARS Foundation) and called to see if we were home.

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BOY, was I glad I was in town! ART work like this must be appreciated.

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Their mother Rebecca, (she has a mother load of talents) whipped up these costumes, and spent the morning doing their hair/make-up.

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Each girl dressed as one of the characters from the T.V. show Once Upon A Time.

Without reveling too many of her secrets, I can tell you a table cloth, a table place mat, and roughly, a billion safety pins may be involved.

someone please remind me BEFORE I begin taking photos to CHECK my focus!!
someone please remind me BEFORE I begin taking photos to CHECK my focus!!

So, not saying that she took some average girls and made them beauties…

she took some average items and made these beautiful girls into storybrooke characters.

This is just a picture, no teenaged boy was harmed in the making of this photo. Also notice the arrow has no tip.
This is just a picture, no teenaged boy was harmed in the making of this photo. Also notice the arrow has no tip.

Talk about turning straw into gold.

My brother is probably hearing the song "Cupid."
My brother is probably hearing the song “Cupid” by Sam Cook.

Now, I could blame the fact that I had morning full of chores, followed by a long day on the road for some blurry pictures…but, as it turns out, I left the lens on manuel mode and took several pictures before I even looked…

he wishes....
he wishes….

which, for me, is a tale as old as time.

Hope everyone had a good and safe weekend!

How To Do Halloween For Free – Psych.

I have absolutely no money for frivolous things at the moment – like halloween costumes…and even if I did, there wouldn’t be anywhere to wear one.

All the people I know kinda have other things going on in their life – so no time for parties – they are busy homeschooling, producing musicals and running the family farm/ranch to host adult/family costume parties.

I think most of rural America is busy with life.

I always looked forward to Halloween, as it is the only day of the year that adults in costumes isn’t looked upon as immature or obnoxious (unless, in my opinion, you are dressed like a [                ] – come on, have some self worth – be creative!!).

I like costumes that have themes – group costumes always get my top vote.

Since I wont be going to any parties this year and you wont know the difference (wink) whether I wore it or not:

Here are two themed costumes I picked out for my family this year:

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Yeah, he looks good in spandex, and it doesn’t hurt that he and Reeves have the same height and weight! It’s a perfect match! (aside from the hair color)
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I’m Lois Lane…but hopefully a little less clueless about the man behind the glasses.
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Our little camera man – Jimmy – my right hand man

and if I had money for the real deal – spurs and all – we would be:

Sunny, Happy Day and little Neddy
Sunny, Happy Day and little Neddy

See, pretty rad costume and it didn’t cost me a penny!

Monday – what a good day to plan a trip.