Sunday, October 24, 2010


As I've discussed previously, I'm not a big "Halloween Celebrater". I can never think of a creative costume. And all the costumes in the stores are so unGodly slutty that it sickens me.

They sell "Sexy Eskimo" costumes these days. Since when do Eskimo Indians hike around the arctic braless, with a hoochie top, booty skirt, and hooker boots?!

Dear Eskimo Lady, Your costume does not appear "sexy". It appears stupid. And unrealistic. Put some pants on. Sincerely.

There are a few things I do to partake in the festivities. We pass out candy to the numerous trick-or-treaters in our neighborhood. I put a dish of candy-corns in our home that disappears way too fast. (My weakness!)And we carve pumpkins.

I never was that into pumpkin carving growing up. I always had my Mom do the carving - I just gutted the pumpkins. But since Ryan and I have been together it's been a competitive thing.

He almost always wins.

I am not skilled with a knife. And I don't have the patience to try. I often get bored after 10 minutes of carving so just do a smiley face on the pumpkin. And call it quits....while Ryan sits at the table for hours meticulously carving out this artistic masterpiece.

But this year, I've decided to actually put effort into it. I've already began researching. I picked my pumpkin at the patch last week with wit and great-thought - making sure it had a good "curvature" to carve into.

I. Will. Defeat. are a few of the templates I'm looking at. Which lucky template will be the winner?

(Disclaimer...these are still pretty "simple" -- but just know...I am no artist, carv-onista)




I think I'm leaning towards doing the witch? We shall see. I know these are still not that detailed - and many creative ladies out there could "carve me under the table".

But, like I said - I'm typically the standard jack-o-lantern kind of gal!

IF all else fails, ......and things get really rough...........

I can always do this sad little jack-o-lantern!:.......

OR should I say "drunk o lantern"



Amber from Girl with the Red Hair said...

Me and Eric went halloween costume shopping yesterday and all of the costumes were SO SLUTTY AND expensive! It was ridiculous. So we are just going to make our own costumes!

I like the bat the best! I am terrible at carving pumpkins, though!!

Jess said...

I feel the same way about Halloween costumes - and I seriously cannot believe there's such a thing as a "Sexy Eskimo" costume..well, I mean, I CAN believe it, but that is truly ridiculous.

Maybe it's because I'm a terrible pumpkin carver, but I don't think there's anything too simple about ANY of those templates..I don't think I could do any of them. I'm a fan of the witch too! Good luck!

Mama Nastase said...

I'm with Jess, they ALL look pretty detailed to me!

If you have a costume party to go to, I could lend you my "Octo Mom" stuff from last year! ;)

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I think all of those look way beyond my skill level! :P good luck to you, can't wait to see how it turns out. You have to post pictures! Ryan does have an unfair advantage, being an engineer and all!

B and B said...

1. I vote for the witch. Or, the drunk-o-lantern. I can't decide.
2. I will never understand slutty Halloween costumes either. It is a very odd cultural custom.
3. I find it funny that pumpkin carving is competitive in your house.

Cherry Blossoms said...

When I carve a pumpkin it looks like a 5yr old carved it! Chris and I also carve pumpkins and his turns out perfect. I think its that enginerd side our boys have in them!!
Good luck!

Marlys said...

I like the witch, too, but way too complicated for me! Remember the year I drilled holes all over a pumpkin and lit it up! That's my style! Polka dot delight! Good luck on the carving contest!