Creepy, Crawly Creations!
Halloween is a great time to bust out your creative side.
Holidays are big for me or I should say more so for my chillums, I go ALL out for them. Last time I got all handy and creative for a Halloween costume for myself was yearsssss ago (last year I was really preggo and took the easy route, you’ll see later on in this post) and I think that it turned out pretty cool. During my adult stint with Halloween, I’ve always preferred to be a powerful character, classy and confident. Not trashy nor hoochie or something that comes equipped with hooker heels. Nothing against it, it’s just not my style.
So, what was my coolest costume?
Not only the Ms. Lara Croft from one of my favorite video games. Tomb Raider. One that I played religiously might I add. I made the costume myself, my dad is pretty crafty with leather work and he made my gun sheathes. The rest I hand-made and used second-hand materials from a thrift store. Along with my own clothes and boots. I think I even won the cash prize for best costume that year.
What do you all think?
Now another way I like to let my inner Picasso loose is through baking. With every holiday and season come different designs and appropriate colors. It’s actually one of my favorite things to do. I love sharing them too, so Hubby’s work gets them pretty often. LOL. Here’s a few pictures of my creations, they were yummy too!
Now last year, I was about 7 months preggo and I was REALLY pregnant.
Gabby wanted me to dress up so I thought I’d do something really easy. I bought a witch hat from the dollar store, threw on a few layers underneath a shaggy black cocktail dress I had hanging in my closet. It was stretchy and worked wonders for my bump! LOL. I added a gold belt I had lying around and wore black tights and striped “witchy” looking leg warmers. I put on some pretty crazy wicked makeup and off we went. It was very inexpensive, green and Gabs had a laugh! She went as Super Girl and Hubby as Clark Kent, with the “S” on his chest underneath his business gear. It was a lot of fun! I donated the hat to Value Village on my last donation run, so hopefully someone else is putting use to it!
This is how it turned out:
How do you let your creative side loose during the holidays? Do you prefer to make your own costumes, swap or just purchase them? I can’t wait to see what everyone else has in their posts! I’m going to check them out right now!
Til then, cheers m’deres!
And… Happy Halloween!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.