Austenland

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Austenland

Jane Hayes’s (Keri Russell) adoration of all things Jane Austen is complicating her love life. Determined to be the heroine of her own story, Jane spends her life savings on a trip to Austenland, an eccentric resort where guests experience complete immersion in the Regency era. Armed with her bonnet, corset and needlepoint, Jane strives to avoid spinsterhood … but has a difficult time determining where fantasy ends and real life—and maybe even love—begins. Jennifer Coolidge (Legally Blonde) and Jane Seymour (Wedding Crashers) also star in this charming romantic comedy.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Hope everyone had a sugar-filled, ghoulish good time today! We had desk trick or treating at my job, so I bought some Paydays for the occasion, and have nommed several today.

I haven't really celebrated Halloween in a couple years (I lie. I went to a party last year. I dressed up as Princess Fiona and won Cutest Costume!).

Was going to paint my skin green, but it wasn't working for me.
The other day, I was at Target with my mom, and we were perusing costumes, and it made me think of the costumes I had growing up. When I was a kid, my mom made my costumes, and spoiled me. She put so much detail into them, and I wish I had pics floating around online to show you, but you'll just have to take my word for it. I've been several Disney Characters: Cinderella, Snow White, Tinkerbell, Princess Jasmine, Pocahontas, the Clopin from Hunchback of Notre Dame.

In high school, my costumes started to get a little less Disney, a little more traditional. I was a cat one year, Titania from A Midsummer Night's Dream another year (And was robbed to another Titania for Best Costume! [Theatre Kids]).
Ever After was big that year, so that's what my sister was from, I think.
When I got to college, I went on a limb and was more Ghoulish. Observe.

Hipster Vampire: Before Twilight~2005
Mary, Winifred and Sarah Sanderson of Hocus Pocus~2006
Fairy and Goddess~2008
My favorite, which I can't seem to find a picture of, was when I was working at Horseshoe Casino back in 2010, and I dressed up as a Twilight Fan. I wore a raglan T-Shirt that said "Vampire Baseball League," straightened my hair, put two multi-colored streaks in my hair, wore my contacts, had my sister put bite marks on my neck and my new nickname from the dealers was "Twilight Barbie." I got great tips that night, though.

Thanks for taking this walk down memory lane with me. This was fun! Hope you have a safe, fun Halloween!

What are your favorite costumes from years past?