dora, boots, diego, and redemption

i don’t know if you’ve been around long enough to know…

but 2 things to know:
{and i would appreciate you envisioning my hand quotes when you see them…
as chris farley would use them}

1. i married a guy who isn’t “into” a lot of things that make regular dudes “uncomfortable”. he’s not really an “out of the box” kind of guy. so last year when i said we should all “dress up” and go do the halloween thing… since we had a kid and all…. i got rejected faster than gun shots in texas. so b and i went as “b” and “queen b” and we didn’t even dress up for the adult party… lets just say, i left that party in tears of embarassment.

{end obnoxious quotes please…}

2. i am a theatre-out-of-the-box-eccentric-loud-sometimes-funny-but-usually-not kind of person. i get into halloween in a serious way. enough said. last year i wrote about the
one day a year i really don’t like my husband. and then after he apologized profusely for being such a bum, he promised he would get into it next year….

since b is really into dora,
{i know, lots of you find that show repulsive. we like it here, so whatever.}

i mentioned this idea, first one, and cc was 120% on board.
he giggled all night talking about how funny it would be to be in character all night…
and though, costume parties can be awkward… lots of smiling and pointing…

he was a champ. 

 
and so was little man.
he was so tired, {and i think just baking in that costume}
but by the end of the night,
when we were car to car to pick up more candy, he was all in.
“treat” “chanch you”

this was yesterday at a halloween play date. they all stripped down within 10 min.

the store-bought boots costumes were disgusting,
so i found a little girl’s jacket and pants that had ears already and made a monkey thingy on top and a tail, basted some yellow on the front, and made some red covers for his firemen galoshes. it was a fun project, and it had been forever since i put down the computer to sew for a few minutes.

i liked it a million times better.

and now it is nearly black from all that horsing around on saturday.
he’ll be a pretty dirty boots tonight i guess!

i am fully aware that this costume is super unflattering,
and that all my girlfriends look amazing…
i try not to let it get to me…

and, for your halloween morning viewing pleasure…
a really funny dora spoof video you must watch.
trust me.


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About Meg

I am Meg, a photographer and designer and a wish-i-owned-a-house-er. My husband and I are self-declared foodies and LOVE projects. We blog about food and DIY adventures from sunny San Diego with our two cutie kids and have an apparel line at colormeapparel.com to keep us busy. Email me at colormemegblog@gmail.com to work with me!

8 comments on dora, boots, diego, and redemption

  1. Nik and Dawna
    October 31, 2012 at 5:41 pm (4 years ago)

    I love your costume! You are so creative and fun! <br />We like Dora…but only on Netflix….Nick Jr has THE MOST RIDICULOUS and ANNOYING commercials EVERRRRR…so we don&#39;t watch it on TV. <br />Yay for having fun with Halloween!

    • Meg @ BigRedClifford
      October 31, 2012 at 6:00 pm (4 years ago)

      you are so sweet! we only watch on netflix too. i&#39;ve heard those commercials are brutal. 😉

  2. Peg and Parker
    October 31, 2012 at 5:50 pm (4 years ago)

    I&#39;ll say it again – you got a great guy there Meg! He got a great girl, You!!! Your family is darling and you pulled it off great, little miss sewing/costume designer and everything!!! Swiper – No swiping, Oh Man!

    • Meg @ BigRedClifford
      October 31, 2012 at 6:01 pm (4 years ago)

      seriously. i really did luck out. speaking of dora. i just edited this post with a link to a super funny dora trailer spoof. kill.er.

  3. Aaron S
    October 31, 2012 at 8:44 pm (4 years ago)

    Great costumes, Meg! You&#39;ve got some serious skills!

  4. Heather Smith
    November 2, 2012 at 6:05 pm (4 years ago)

    Impressive and you get Mommy of the year!! One year my little boys had the stomache flu on Halloween and we had to cancel our annual party, but my husband and I dressed up in embarrassing costumes and bought them dumb dollar store toys! It was the best…It is after all about us Halloween lovers…err I mean our kids!

    • Meg @ BigRedClifford
      November 2, 2012 at 6:12 pm (4 years ago)

      oh, heather, you&#39;re nice to say that! 😉 It&#39;s funny that by the time you get to halloween, we are all too stressed out and tired to actually do anything… 😉 but it&#39;s still just fun.

  5. Tara
    December 11, 2012 at 9:09 pm (4 years ago)

    I love that you guys all 3 dressed up! My husband would NEVER go for that LOL