Tall Poppy Diaries

Observations and musings on life as a happy high-achiever (or what the Aussie's call a "Tall Poppy" ). "Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded, or how much power you have." --Oprah Winfrey

Friday, October 29, 2004


  Attention Procrastinators: Quick, Easy Costume Ideas

Still looking for your Halloween Costume? If so, let me help you. First, STOP surfing Blog Explosion (I know... but you can pick right back up as soon as you have your costume together). Next, check out these links for some ideas that will have you back surfing in no time!

Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas- This site has instructions for kid and adult costumes, costumes for wheelchair users--even the recipe for making your own makeup! Just scroll down the page looking for the items that you have on hand.

Last Minute Halloween Costumes- A great selection of last-minute ideas for dressing as common household items, your favorite celebs, and even "Ideas For Parties You'd Rather Miss" (which include "The Invisible Man" and "Maris" from Frasier). Pretty funny...

Pun Costumes (from Martha Stewart, bless her heart...)- Featuring clever ideas for dressing as favorite phrases, including "Raining Cats and Dogs", a "One Nightstand" and the perennial Southern favorite "Black-eyed Peas".

Make Your Own Costumes- Has some easy and unusual suggestions for kids, couples, and groups, and including a really cute "Pets for Sale" costume and a homemade SpongeBob suit. For a gallery of costume pics from readers, you can click here

Feeling nostalgic? Take a walk through the World's Worst Halloween Costumes, where you can find some of your favorite characters from the past, including The Gong Show's Chuck Barris, Scott Baio from Joannie Loves Chachi, Farrah Fawcett, and The Leather Guy from the Village People!! What kid wouldn't want to be HIM?

AND, you can check out pics from my boys' school Halloween Parade here, for additional ideas.

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