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Monday, October 31, 2016

Halloween 2016 + Some Fran Fine Costume Inspiration

Happy November! 

I like to go all out on Halloween and this year, I ended up with three different costumes. 

Anyone who knows me, will tell you that Fran Drescher is one of my role models and that her TV show, The Nanny is my favorite sitcom. I've actually already been her character, Fran Fine on two previous Halloweens...This year I was inspired to do it again, but try a more well known look of Fran's. 

I know a lot of the designers that were used as wardrobe for the show and found some of Linda Segal's outfits online. This one screamed Fran. 

But, I knew I needed something else to make it more recognizable...So, I kept searching and came across this vintage 90's blazer. It ended up only being $12...Score!

Fran's makeup is fairly simple...A light foundation, nude eyeshadow, liquid liner on the lid, red lipstick, and some blush. 

Teasing my hair is always interesting, since I have a lot of hair....Tons of hairspray was used! 

I helped my mother host a party and had my own small get together with friends the next night. Here are some pictures!

I love artistic costumes like this!

My second costume was actually inspired by Fran as well, and a little bit by Raquel Welch. I'd seen this costume was advertised for July 4th, and when I saw it at the Halloween store, I just had to get it.

And now for some of the food....

Earwax anyone?

The party was 90's/early 2000's themed and so I had chokers, mad libs, milky (gel) pens, and a variety of candy...such as Warheads and Ring Pops. 

I always have a puking pumpkin and this year I made "ghosts."

There were a lot of deserts...From pumpkin rolls to cookies...Look how cute these Rice Krispies pumpkin treats that my friend Jayson made are. 

I went trick -or- treating for the first time in probably ten years. It was a lot of fun. My friend found me a Cookie Monster onesie. My third costume was definitely "practical" based on the chilly weather. It was super comfy.

My Halloweekend was a full one...How about yours? Did you dress up? What are your goals for November?

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  1. You look lovely and looks like you had a great party! I love the food that you did, the ghosts are fab!

  2. The food looks delicious and so creative - loved it! ������

  3. Cute costumes! You look like you had fun which is the best part of all!

  4. That's so cool. I love your dress.

  5. Your recap of a fun weekend was well written AND a fun read.

  6. Your recap of a fun weekend was well written AND a fun read.

  7. Love your Halloween outfits. It's great! I went to a Halloween event with scare zones. loved that too. It was so much fun.

  8. It looks like you had a fabulous Halloween!

  9. I absolutely love your costume! It definitely inspires me to go with a DIY next year! Great photos, I hope you had a wonderful time hosting the party with your mom!

  10. That poop emoji costume is just lovely... lol

    Looks like it was a great time!

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