I’m sew done with Halloween

After my little fiasco with the Superman costumes earlier in the week, I was thinking I could put my feet up and relax while drinking pumpkin beer until Halloween rolled around.

I was wrong.

As it turns out, my husband’s office division is doing a theme for Halloween this year.  That theme?  The Addams Family.

I was hoping he’d go with something relatively easy.  Like Fester or Pugsley.  But, wouldn’t you know it… my husband chose to go as Cousin Itt.

Last night, he brought home a little present for me.  A bowler hat, spectacles, and four yards of hideously furry material.  My mission?  To turn a mound of shedding fabric into something that halfway resembled a six-foot Cousin Itt costume.

Begrudgingly, I obliged.  Three beers and two broken sewing machine needles later, we had this:

Not to mention an extremely hairy dining room floor.

And all I can say is… next year, we’re SO going to Target to buy Halloween costumes.

But now that that’s over?  I am happy to say that my motherly and wifely Halloween duties are complete.  I am now committed to actually enjoying the upcoming holiday.  I intend on spending the next few days drinking pumpkin ale.  And gorging myself on Starburst and candy corn.

Maybe I’ll even go carve a jack-o-lantern, just for kicks.  I’ve already picked out my pattern.  Now all I have to do is carve it.

Mama's Losin' It

20 thoughts on “I’m sew done with Halloween”

  1. I watched that show all the time and even had the game–don't know what happened to that–it was like war if I remember right. Anyhow, great costume! I think that would be easier than most of the others except for maybe Pugsley or Wednesday. My favorite character was Gomez. Happy Halloween!Stopping by from writer's workshop. Here's my link if you get a chance to visit by: http://zemeks.blogspot.com/2010/10/historical-event-i-would-like-to-have.html

  2. MMMMM Pumpkin beer? I don't know if we have that in Canada. And Target…you guys have all the good stuff.

  3. HA! I have never had sewing skills and opt for Target every time… my creation would look wretched for sure! lol

  4. I love watching the Adams family when it was showing on telly.. That's "IT" if I am not mistaken.Visiting from Mama Kat's

  5. I told my wife that the costumes were hers to address and here we are three days before they need to be done and we have nothing. She will soon have her own "I hate the sewing machine" pumpkin

  6. I like that pumpkin pattern. Ya did a fine job on those costumes, Lady. You deserve a break!

  7. You're better than me!! I would have bought a brown sheet and a top hat then threw it over his head and pushed him out the door. Kudos to you for being so domestic… I'm only domestic because the bulletin board in my kitchen says so.

  8. I thought I'd died and gone to heaven with a pumpkin spice latte – but pumpkin beer? I am missing out!!

  9. Love the pumpkin design! But wasn't it all worth it for the bragging rights? Because that is some seriously wife/mother points – on behalf of Lori at Martha Points, I award you ONE MILLION POINTS. But don't tell Lori.

  10. Why are you trying to one up everyone by making your own costumes? =) I'm not ashamed, I bought both kid's costumes. I am making homemade treats for the family though. Give me some mommy credit

  11. I love that Cousin Itt costume!! What a cute idea, despite all the "hair" everywhere. Also, you were just about right on my 5 lies quiz! You first guessed that I knew all of Warren G's "G Funk Era" lyrics but then changed your answer. I DO know me some Warren G., girlfriend! :)

  12. lol well done, mama! well done, indeed! you totally deserve to put your feet up with that pumpkin beer (um- yum!) and btw, that clip art? genius! :)

  13. WOW Momma! You're so creative and I bow down to you! I couldn't sew more than button so I gave up a long long time ago ;)

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