Thursday, February 10, 2011


I meant to show y'all my badass Joanie costume from Halloween! If you don't watch Mad Men, you should still know who this chick is because it's just important. To the world. And other places.

So anyway - this (see below) was the goal with only some hair dye, a vintage store and some excess winter weight to help me out.

The hair went full red. Sadly it didn't turn out as orange as I hoped, but the commitment was made. The incredibleness of this photo lies in the fact that I successfully fashioned a beehive with ALL MY OWN TODDLER HAIR. And a shit-ton of hairspray.I also made the earrings out of a weird set of pendants and some craft supplies found at the local Michaels. Hot glue 4 LIEEFE!

Here's the entire ensemble. You can't tell, but I even have a pen necklace (thank you, Etsy) and my turquoise shoes (thank you, Jessica Simpson...gah) flippin' MATCH my blue and green dress (found for $20 at the thrift store and is from the correct era except there was a weird bunching situation in the front that made me look pregnant when posing).
B got to be Han Solo this year because I made him be Ira Glass last year.

And then on top of it all - I was still able to do things like this, thanks to the help of drink.Yes - I'm holding B's laser shooter gun thing. It makes "pew!" noises.

Anyway - I was damn proud of that costume and since I tend to post a picture of what I go as every year - I didn't want you (dear Internet) to feel as though a part of you was missing for not knowing what I was for Halloween in October of 2010. The end.

7 keep(s) me blogging:

Gorilla Bananas said...

You don't look like the redhead in Mad Men but it doesn't matter because you definitely remind me of someone, other than yourself. Possibly some girl on Happy Days that Fonzie impregnated.

Robert the Skeptic said...

Oh, this was LAST Halloween, not preparing for upcoming Halloween.

Anonymous said...

You said "y'all". So proud. - Jenn G.

Ms. Salti said...

I love you posted this 4 months after the fact. That's why I adore you. Great costume, and I love the hair!

erin said...

Look it's Rainbow Brite!

I have yet to watch Mad Men. Jeremiah's mom recommended it to us a few months ago and because his mother recommended it, he doesn't want to watch it.

Mary Witzl said...

You've kept your toddler hair? I'm pretty impressed. I've got hair from a couple of years ago, but none from toddlerhood. It's probably all disintegrated after all these eons.

Me said...

Looks great!