A Halloween Fit For A King

The roomies and I decided to throw a Halloween bash this year after carving our pumpkins. As hosts of the shin dig we knew we had to have the most elaborate costumes. Kristina spent all week sewing our King and Queen of Hearts costumes out of old clothes and fabric from the thrift store. You can read more about how she brought everything together at RussellandKristina.com but the results speak for themselves.

Russell and Kristina as the King and Queen of Hearts

Our roommates dressed up as a cop and a Mexican. Their costumes provided lots of laughs.

Jaime and Josh as a Cop and a Mexican

Our friend Pammy and Chris took the laid-back approach going as McCain and Palin via the Chicago Tribune campaign 2008 masks.

McCain and Palin Paper Masks

But by far the most interesting costume of the night went to Matt and Toni. At first we thought they were a yellow tear drop and a bear but later we realized they were pee and poop.

Pee and Poop Costume

We didn’t get any trick-or-treaters but we still had a great time hanging out, eating lots of candy, and playing a rousing game of Apples to Apples.

Our Pumpkins Are Carved For Halloween

Roommates carving pumpkins for Halloween

Tonight the roommates and I carved our pumpkins for Halloween. We put out cut up paper bags on the dining room table and proceeded to extract the orange, stringy pumpkin guts. We each picked our own design and sat in silence for about an hour as we patiently cut out the pieces. They all came out great.

Four Carved Pumpkins

My pumpkin featured a portrait of Oogie Boogie from The Nightmare Before Christmas. The template was made by Frank Jonen who made a 3D model to make sure it would work.

Oogie Boogie Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Carving

Need some help carving your own pumpkin this year? Check out these resources:

What does your pumpkin look like?