Here comes the bride! Halloween 2012

On Saturday Ross and I held our annual Halloween party.  It was our first Halloween in our new house so we were both very excited.  We went all out this year and bought a fog machine and a bunch of awesome decorations.  We cooked pulled pork rolls for our guests and provided loads of sweets.  There was a trivia competition, a pinata and a rather headed round of celebrity heads.

Best of all, there were plenty of awesome costumes!  I think that this year’s Halloween costume is my favourite of all the costumes I’ve ever worn.  As I’m a huge Tim Burton fan, I decided to dress up as The Corpse Bride this year.  It was also quite hilarious because Ross and I always get asked, “So, when are you two getting married?” because we’ve been a couple for so long and we now own a house.  It was a lot of fun to actually get to wear a wedding dress, even if it was just a gag.

And now here’s what you’ve all been waiting for: A shiteload of photos!

Right after I blue myself (there has to be a better way to say that).

My Corpse Bride nails.  I bought a blue shatter polish and applied it over a green base coat.  The results were really effective.

Some of the decorations.

I put fake cobwebs on everything.  And I mean, everything!

Our Beetlejuice bobble-head doll.

More decorations.

I was so happy with the way my costume turned out.

A closer look at my makeup.

Ross dressed up as a mad scientist (which is extra-awesome because he’s a pharmacist).

He didn’t have to do much to act “mad”,  I’d say that came pretty naturally.

Mu mum and dad actually came in costume!  I was so impressed, because normally they hate dressing up.  I don’t know where I inherited the genes for an affinity with costumes (although you can tell that I get my good looks from my dad!).

My friend Kath as Lumpy Space Princess from Adventure Time.

I love Halloween couple shots.

In this photo, we’re pretending to be characters from Clone High.

All in all, it was an awesome night.  I hope you all had a great Halloween too.  What did you dress up as?

3 comments

  1. […] It’s also been a big year for costumes!  Ross and I made a daring attempt at a couples costume when we dressed as Jay and Silent Bob for Free Comic Book Day.   I attended Supanova as Luna Lovegood.   At Armageddon,  I re-hashed one of my favourite costumes and dressed as Tank Girl.  I also attended Comic Con without a cosplay costume this year.  In October I dressed in a 1920′s themed ensemble for Murder on the Puffing Billy Express and won an award for Best Dressed.  For our first Halloween in our new house, I dressed as Corpse Bride. […]

  2. I loved your costume so much! Seriously, it’s ridiculous how well your makeup turned out…you looked just like you stepped out of the film.

    I had a really fun time…but now I have to figure out what to do with that dress now that I’m done with the LSP costume :-/

    • Aww, thankyou. I spent so much time tweaking the makeup, and I had a really clear idea of how I wanted it to look. Honestly though, I’m such a perfectionist that I don’t think I would have been happy with it no matter how good it was.

      You should wear that dress. Often! It’s so cute and the colour is great.

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