Saturday, November 3, 2012

Our Halloween Costumes! *Non DSD-Related Post*

We interrupt this fun Digital Scrapbooking Day celebration to post about something totally unrelated!

I just had to pop in and share our Halloween Costumes from this year. I revealed them on Instagram on Tuesday night, so if you follow me (@designerbrittney) on Instagram, you already got to see them. But I wanted to post them here too!

Since we went the comfy/easy route last year - we decided to go all out this year.

Making our Halloween costumes every year is something I REALLY look forward to. I used to be a Costume Designer - that's actually where my username designerbrittney actually started. Now Halloween is really the only chance I get to build costumes!

Sometime back in 2011 (I think) I saw a photo online of a family dressed up as Ariel, Triton and Ursula and I knew we had to do it!!!

My hair & make up was CRAZY! HAHA!! I still have some of that white spray in my hair that seriously WILL NOT wash out!!!! I painted sea shells from the craft store and made them into my jewelry.

And of course I had to have some crazy pointy ursula nails. They are fake, don't worry!

Ursula & Triton make a cute (twisted) couple, don't you think?

I LOVE this next photo! I knew I had to at least try on the crown and trident that Ursula covets so much. It was Josh's idea to shrink down and look all shriveled & sad in the background. And I didn't even notice little Ariel looking all concerned in the other corner until my cousin pointed it out on Instagram!

Our costumes were a BIG hit at our party!! It was so much fun.

Scarlett went trick-or-treating for the first time this year! We had a record high here in Utah - warmest Halloween EVER!! Lucky us. No coats and hats covering up costumes this year, baby! WOO!!!! I could get used to this.

I also have to share this photo:

Here's the story: There's this house down the street from us that decorates HARD CORE for Halloween!! They just moved in a couple years ago and each year their Halloween decore gets more and more intense. It's pretty incredible. So, we knew we wanted to trick-or-treat there. What we didn't realize until we were almost to the door was that they take things seriously - and really do their best to SCARE trick-or-treaters. It was C.R.E.E.P.Y. I would never have walked my 1 year old up there if I had known. But I was so proud of Scarlett. She didn't even hesitate. She went right up with Josh (granted he picked her up once we realized how SCARY it was). They were nice and toned it down for her, but man-alive was it scary!!!! I can't even start to tell you all the scary things they had going on. Trust me, it was NOT for kids!

We hustled out of there and were careful to keep the rest of our doors G rated!! (Rookie Parent Lesson Learned!!)

Anyway, after about an hour of trick-or-treating (I could not believe how long she went! She LOVED IT!!!!), we called it a night. Scarlett doesn't even know what her candies are. She just thinks they are fun shiney toys. And we'll keep it that way for now, thank you very much. She has been "playing" with her treats for the past three days! haha Hopefully she doesn't notice her stash shrinking as mom & dad steal pieces here and there.

We had a really really fun Halloween this year. I hope you all did too!


  1. Ahh this is so great!!! Those costumes are incredible. Wish people got in to this much Halloween fun in the UK. :-)

  2. Omg, your costume are amazing, down to every detail. Girl, you are so talented!

  3. Amazing cosutmes! What a fun story! We all make those rooky parent mistakes, don't worry! My mom took me on Space Mountain when I was 2 1/2 because she thought it was a space science display of some kind. Those were in the days when a child could ride right with the parent. I left teeth marks around her watch where I bit her during the ride! Almost 40 years later, I still remember the whole ordeal. SO, if your darling one would happen to remember this scary incident, she will at least have a fun story to tell people later on! :)

  4. Oh my word, Britt! Those costumes are freaking amazing!! When you said you built the costume...does that mean you actually sewed them and everything? Where in the world did you get the material for all that (especially the mermaid tales). I'm SO super impressed at how realistic they are! Such a great idea. And that pic of the back of Josh and Scarlett holding hands is a keeper! So sweet!

  5. You already know how much I LOVE these costumes. Your talent amazes me :)

  6. those costumes are seriously COOL. so amazing!

  7. Becca -

    Some things I sewed, some things I bought & embellished.

    I did sew the mermaid tails. I found the PERFECT scale fabric (its even called Mermaid) at JoAnns in their Halloween costume fabric. I about died when I saw it! It is so perfect!

    The muscle top I did not make. It's from a Halloween store. It's actually a "Mike the Situation" costume. HAHA!! But I did made his crown and cuffs. The trident is just a devil's pitchfork from a Halloween store that I spray painted gold.

    I sewed my tenticles (which I realized you can't see that well in the photos). But I bought the boustier top off ebay. I dyed a long sleeve white shirt for my purple top because no where has pale lavender tops this time of year.

    I sewed the purple sea shells out of pretty shimmer purple fabric and then sewed them onto a leotard that I bought off amazon. The color is called "Ballet Pink" but really its like the perfect pinky skin color!!

    Hope that answers your question!!

  8. You did such a fantastic job with your costumes! And Scarlett is such a darling as the little mermaid :)

  9. She is suuuuuuuuuuuuch a doll. Those curls and chubby cheeks slay me. The photo of the two of them walking down the street with her pink sneaks sticking out of her mermaid tail = sweetest. pic. ever. <3


  10. That little mermaid costume on your kid surely makes her more adorable! It's great to see families enjoy one of the most memorable days of the year when everybody just seems to have fun dressing up in various costumes!


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