Friday, October 31, 2008

ms. wooten & magnum p.i. walk into a bar

here we are, all decked out for halloween 2008. no hannah montanas or disney princesses here. good guess ladies. i almost thought i'd have to construct a leotard from scratch. but lucky me, i walk into the children's section at walmart and found one. it was made for a 12-16 year-old but looked like it would fit me. and indeed it does. i took the sleeves off of the leotard, cut up a cosby sweater i found at the thrift store and used the sleeves for legwarmers, cut up another thrift store sweatshirt for the flashdance look, made a scrunchie, found some big earrings at a vintage store and presto... a jazzercise princess was born.

tonight was our dry run. i applied the loud make-up and did up the hair. yep, my bangs are a wall of hair thanks to a lot of hairspray. and yes, those are my own jelly bracelets. i'm definitely a product of the 80's. who is ms. wooten? she was my home economics teacher senior year. she had big hair and loved to jazzercise, so here my homage to her.

aaron is, of course, magnum. another 80's icon. most of his costume we found at the thrift store. the only modification i made was to shorten the shorts. i wanted to go shorter, but he refused. we had a hard time finding a mustache and a brown wig. he ended up wearing one of our black elvis wigs that we trimmed to fit and we found a gray mustache we colored brown with a sharpie. he went out and bought boat shoes and i'm sure he'll never wear them again. i think we did pretty good for last minute costumes. wishing everyone a happy halloween!!

7 comments:

Angela V. said...

OMG! Your her twin!

Super Blogger Girl! said...

Very nice, those tights are horrible!!!

acaraway said...

I'd like to say, fitting into those 12-16 tights, that's just sick. You guys always look great!

Anonymous said...

holy cow. With that cookie duster AA looks a little like the old man. Absolutely fantastic.

Caraway

PutzFrau said...

lol, LOVE the Magnum PI costume. We lived in Hawaii when it was so popular and my oldest sister was in love with Tom Selleck.

The Baimas said...

OK - so Aaron wears the Richard Simmons shorts but won't let you shorten these shorts? I guess we all have to grow up at some point... ;)

CreoleInDC said...

OHMYGOSH! You guys look awesome! ROFL!