I had a slightly better attitude about Halloween this year (you might remember last year's rant) mostly because Mr JP took it upon himself to make sure our costumes weren't thrown-together at the last minute.
We heard the words "costume contest" and we delivered! My cousin and his cute wife threw a Halloween party this past weekend at their new house and although we only caught the very end of it, it gave us a good excuse to go all-out with our costumes.
We were Danny Zuko and Sandy from Grease!
Mr JP grew up watching the movie, and loves it, so I think a childhood dream was fulfilled as he was slicking his hair back.
sidenote: we decided to be super accurate in our representations of the characters... so that meant a "pink ladies" jacket for me (see below) and a *gasp* cigarette for Mr JP -- BUT NOT TO SMOKE. Danny Zuko always has one behind his ear in the movie... so off to the gas station we went to purchase a pack of cigarettes... and I just about died with mortification/crisis of conscience.
And the kind cashier helped us out by directing us toward the cheapest brand since we didn't have a clue what we were doing...
Anyways, it was a very successful Halloween. And I don't know if my hair will ever be the same!