Make-it Monday: Halloween 2013, Forest King and Raven Queen

We hosted our annual Halloween party this past Saturday. We had probably a good 20-25 people at our house over the course of five hours with a lot of cool costume ideas happening. Among the many wonderful outfits at the party, we had the Swedish Chef, the pin-up Hilda, Jeeves and Wooster, Bob Ross and a happy tree. The costumes the Wife and I have been slaving over for the past month or so turned out spectacularly. 

Here is the Wife and I in our full get-up
Though this pic wasn’t taken at my party, my adorable niece showed up wearing this.
A good full-length shot of the Wife’s cloak -taken by my friend, Rene

 Oh, of course, before the party began, I had to take the obligatory duck-faced selfie.

Our friend, Dan uploaded a couple new pics!

This is what I wake up to every morning! ; )

With another successful Halloween party in the bag, we must now consider whether we will ever wear these costumes again. If we get invited to a party next weekend, we might. Unfortunately, we don’t get a lot of trick-or-treaters in our neighborhood. I am pondering the practicality of putting the outfit back on for karaoke next Friday… hmmm…

If this is the first Halloween post you’ve seen, check out how we made our costumes at the following links.

pt 1: The Idea
pt 2: Shopping
pt 3: Hoof Design
pt 4: Assembly Begins
pt 5: Hooves, Collar, Antlers, Crowns
pt 6: Final Assembly


 Unfortunately, our actual camera has been dead for a few weeks now, so we only had my cellphone, which was also serving as an mp3 player with the music for the evening, so our pictures were sparse and not of the greatest quality. Fortunately, some friends of ours also had cameras at the ready. So, here is a sampling of the other guests.