Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Obligatory Trunk-or-Treat Post

After posting this photo, it was only natural that Steve dress up as Spock for Halloween. So who would I be? One of the only women on the Starship Enterprise who has a name: Uhura.

I have to preface this post by mentioning two things. . .

1. I am not a Star Trek fan.
2. Putting a lot of bronzer on your face and neck will NOT make you look black. A shade of tanning bed orange, yes, but not black. A shocker, I know.

Now we have that out in the open, may I present . . .

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Spock, Uhura, Ariel, and Purple Ariel (according to Ivy)

Costume info...

I made the girls' tails from this tutorial (thanks Marisa!) with the help from my seamstress BFF (thanks Sarah!) It's nice to have talented friends who know stuff that you don't. I used scraps of leftover material to make the "seashells" on their shirts with ties in the back. Cost: under $20 for both costumes.

I found the tutorial for my dress here and used Sarah again. (thanks again Sarah!) Bet you'd never guess it used to be an XXL mens shirt. Paired it with some leggings. Cost: $10.75 for the shirt, the leggings, and the gold trim.

For Steve's I just taped some gold trim to a sweater. He really didn't need much because he looks so much like Spock to begin with. :) (Moreso the younger, better looking one from the new movie.... :))

Another round of, "SMILE! LOOK OVER THERE! GIRLS! HEY! SMILE! SMILE!" It didn't help that we weren't the ones taking the photo.

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Here's proof that I'm really not a trekkie. It took me a second to get the fingers right...

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We had our carnival/trunk-or-treat in our church parking lot. (Lucky for my orange-tinted face. We were all standing under orange-y street lights.) The other ward that shares our building basically put on the whole thing. I'm beginning to see that Samoans really know how to throw parties.

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One more attempt at a photo when we got home...

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8 comments:

Marisa Hopkins said...

You make an awesome Uhura!! Haha, how funny.

And those mermaid tails are adorable!! You did such an AWESOME job!!

Jessica said...

I love the tails. I can't get over how cute your hair is. One day I might be that brave...

Being Ausmus said...

Such a good idea Natalie!!! Adorable...and I AM a star trek fan!!! We use to all sit together as a family and watch the next generation. Sigh...such good memories!
xo

mysocal said...

Ha Ha I love the Star Trek costumes!

kimberlyperry said...

Very cute! You guys make a cute couple, no matter which generation you are reinacting :)

Also, the girls' costumes were so inspiring that since I couldn't find a copy of The Emperor's New Groove, I just might be watching The Little Mermain instead :)

Miss you all!

Britty said...

You look so skinny, Natalie! Holy cow. Check out those collarbones! You look great.

Lucy was a mermaid for Halloween, too. Wise choise!

Christina said...

Hi! Thanks for the invite :)

You have such a beautiful family! :)

Thanks for a great weekend again. I'm so glad we're real friends now instead of internet friends!

Alisha said...

I LOVE IT Natalie!!! You are so creative and your girls are darling!!! You guys are perfect for the star trek costumes!!