Friday, October 19, 2012

Costume Prep + Letters!

I'm so excited about this Friday's Fancies, because I've been thinking about my Halloween costume for a long time. I don't know what our party plans are, but I'm running the Halloween Halfathon in St. Pete and can't wait to dress up. They have prizes for costumes and everyone dresses up! There's a 5k too! 
 
If you're nearby come run with me! Genna will be there dressed up too.
Is it sad I've put more time into my running costume than an actual costume? Oh well. I'm also going run the Disney marathon in this (I think...that might change come marathon nerves).

Because I already had a purple sparkle skirt and the blue Nike shorts, I wanted something that I didn't have to spend too much on. And of course, being that it's purple, this works perfectly. I'm going to be the evil queen from snow white. As far as carrying an apple, we'll see, but I'm fairly certain I'll probably don the makeup too, since this will be a training run for me. I don't know if I'll actually wear the hat, but I do need to get on making a cape, because that I definitely will wear.
Hopefully all of this thought will win me a prize. I'm of course excited too about being all purpled out.

Now for an actual costume, maybe I'll pull something out of the closet? We'll see...I'll have to check out your ideas.

And for some letters.
This cute image came from this blog.
Dear Tim, sorry dinner has been lame-o this week. This whole working + marathon training + a not that hungry stomach after running doesn't add up to someone that cooks or even picks up a big dinner. Hopefully that'll change. Dear comments, why did I procrastinate on writing you like I do every time I know you're coming? One day I'll learn to write you over time. I only have a few left, but you seem to take forever! Dear Ulta, thanks for sending me a 20% off coupon. And by thanks I mean, why?! I was doing so well with my budget, but how can I let a 20% off Ulta go to waste? Dear football pool, could you maybe be a little better this week? Last week was just embarrassing. Dear Marathon Goal Pace run, Apparently I need to be doing more of you. Yay? Dear Friday, you came quickly again this week! I can get used to this. Thanks for a weekend. I'm ready. Dear man at Starbucks, you finally figured out my name isn't Erin when I gave you my CC yesterday morning. It has only taken you 3 months to make the change. It made me laugh. Dear readers, I'll be replying to all your comments and visiting your blogs this weekend! I cannot tell you how much you make me smile. This whole procrastinating on comments thing is kind of the worst. 

And I hope your weekend really does rain down with a little bit of fabulousness!Photobucket

16 comments:

Kelly { Messy.Dirty.Hair.} said...

I love your Halloween costume!!! Homemade ones are the best!

Taylor said...

Love the team sparkle skirt!!!

Nicole said...

This is such a creative idea! I'm doing a "dress-up" 5k tomorrow, and I so wish I could pull this together. So fun :)

Lydia - Running Wild(er) said...

LOVE the costume - can't wait to see pictures from the actual race!

Allison said...

Great costume! I have seen foam crowns before, maybe that would be a better option instead of the hat you posted. I can't wait to see it all put together on race day! I was so excited for that Ulta coupon, my husband not so much :)

Lauren said...

That costume for your run is going to be so cute!! :-)

Emily grapes said...

I think that's so funny he called you Erin the whole time. Was he embarrassed? Or just rolled with it when he saw your real name?

Emily at Amazing Grapes

Kacey said...

You HAVE to wear the hat! It completes the outfit! (you might get gross and sweaty in it, but you can carry it and put it on at the end-- i think that would definitely up your chances of winning the contest)!

Nadine said...

I do the exact same thing with ULTA coupons! It's just a reminder of all the potential that exists within their walls. I can never resist!

Ashley said...

That is a GREAT costume idea!! Super creative.

Jayme and Mendi said...

This is awesome!! So cool that you are running the Disney marathon! Good luck to you!!

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Courtney from Journey of a Dreamer said...

oh I absolutely LOVE the costume! SO fun. Are you going to wear it for the marathon too?

Julie @ ROJ Running said...

What a wonderful costume. I'm being a "modern" version of maleficent myself. I've always wanted to and now that stupid A Jolie will be staring in the movie version I better do it before she ruins it all. Haha. Enjoy your run!

Lindsey said...

I thought the same thing when my Ulta coupon came in the mail. My budget is totally busted this month.

-Lindsey

Karen said...

Pretty sure it isn't complete unless you've got the poisoned apple. Bonus points if you try to get spectators to eat it as you run by. That would be hilarious.

Vanessa said...

Dressing up (in an awesome costume, by the way!) and then running?! That is crazy awesome! I hope you win!!!!

Also, I feel like all the stores knows I am trying to save money, then they send me lots of coupons. Happens to me all the time!