Halloween is a hit at our house... Because its awesome, and because its basically Joe's birthday.
Every year we try to come up with an awesome costume idea. The hardest part is picking one that we can actually pull off. Our best year thus far: 2010 Avatars. We will never surpass this epic-ness, I have accepted it.
Oh, College… I miss you so much.
This year we channeled our favorite Muppet: Swedish Chef! Bork bork bork bork! Joe came up with the idea and after a little research we learned that Swedish Chef is actually married! According to wikipedia (we extensively research our characters…), during some episodes Chef has a ring on his finger... But nobody has met Mrs. Swedish Chef so we let ourselves go wild coming up with a persona for her.
I was pretty much a cross between Swedish Chef and Julia Childs. And failed on all levels with any attempt at any accent.
This costume was fairly easy to make but did require a bit of prep. We bought white aprons and chef hats at a craft store. We spruced up the hats and Joe spray painted stripes on the aprons.
For the Chef hats, I added orange hair (bought at a craft store for $1) for eyebrows for Swedish Chef:
I also made a mustache out of the orange hair – sewing elastic to each end.
For Mrs. Swedish Chef I added felt roses to her chef hat:
The rest of our costumes included button-down shirts and accessories – bowtie for the man, pearls for the Mrs..
Have fun you crazy party people!