Tuesday, 15 October 2013

You have to laugh...

Over the weekend hubby got the box of Halloween things down from the loft, so that I could look out any bits that might be useful in putting together my costume for Basildon Park - yes, we do dress up, yes, we do look silly, no, we don't care! 


This is the hat that I wore last year, I decorated it myself.


I was the Wicked Witch of OZ - that is why there are corks (get it?).


There was a paper pumpkin in the box that I bought in a sale last year after Halloween.  I hadn't opened it and had no idea what size it was.  So, I decided to open the packet and have a look.


Not too big.


Oh, no, wrong pumpkin, that was a little one.  No, here it is.


Massive!!


See the difference.  Now, do you want to see something really silly...


Yes, two of them.

I have no idea where I will put them, but I can tell you one thing, I will not be turning them into a pair of Halloween earrings, or dangling them from my hat!!

So, what to do with two giant paper pumpkins, who knows, but I am sure that it will be fun, whatever it turns out to be!!

Amy

24 comments:

  1. Adding the corks was a brilliant idea. You could use one of the pumpkins and make it into a fascinator?! xo

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    1. Hmmmm, not sure about trying to balance one of those on my head - they are about 2 feet across!!

      Oh, you mean one of the little ones!

      Might just stick with the hat - it is very hard doing guided tours in fancy dress - no one takes you seriously for some reason. Can't imagine why!!!!!

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  2. A fellow Halloween lover! I have not had my costume out for a couple of years, but think that I need to unearth it this year.
    As far as those pumpkins go, my creative juices have dried up lately, so I'm at a loss! But, I do so love that hat. :)

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    1. I think that you should certainly get your costume out Nancy! I am sure that it will be lots of fun. I have a feeling that I might just fold the pumpkins back up and return them to the box!! I can see why they were in the sale, no one knew where to put them! Oh well, nothing ventured hey. xx

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  3. Oh go on, make them in to earrings. I'd love to see you trying to walk around with those dangling from your ears.

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    1. Can you imagine Jo! I should think that I would knock myself out!! Although.....

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  4. Love the paper pumpkins! I honestly have no idea what you'd do with them as they are huge, but they are good fun. Very orange too! x

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    1. They are still sitting on the dining room table - they will have to move soon - no where else is big enough to put them!! You are right, they are very orange. xx

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  5. I would suggest folding them back so only half a pumpkin is 'unfurled' and then making them into a pair of breasts by securing some straps so you could wear them like a bra. Then have some light-weight sheer fabric draped over the lower half & tie that somehow into a bodice of a dress ... making it look like one of those period costumes with the buxom ladies with their breasts pushed up & visible above the gown ;) Do you wear period costumes at the home? This would fit right in!! Maybe too daring, but they look a good size!! Wendy

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    1. Oh Wendy, you had me in hysterics!! The pumpkins are about 2 feet across each, so even with your fold in half suggestion...... All cosutmes are strictly halloween, not period. Glad it gave us a giggle though! xx

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  6. Love your hat, the pumpkins are great too, but not sure what to do with them, apart from maybe hanging them from the ceiling in the hallway, so whoever knocks gets to see them.
    Sally xxx

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    1. I thought of hanging them from the ceiling lights Sally, but we are worried they might be too heavy, as our lights are not the most stable things! Although your suggestion has got me thinking of trying to hang them in the front porch, so thanks for the idea! xx

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  7. I love Halloween and the decorations that come with it! I love that hat~ My daughter would parade around in that hat quite proudly! :)
    Have a great week,
    Tammy

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    1. I'm sure that your daughter would look great in fancy dress Tammy - we will look forward to seeing pictures on your blog! xx

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  8. I think your found pumpkins are lovely and meant to serve as a centerpiece on your table! :)

    I love the hat! Although I must say that I cannot imagine you being the Wicked of anything!

    xo

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    1. One is still resting on the dining room table, but it takes up at least half the table!! That will teach me to buy things in sales.... I am sure that I could be wicked if only I could get up the courage, I'm too scared to be wicked!! ;) xx

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  9. These comments are cracking me up. Your hat is so much fun!

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    1. Yep, me too! As the title says, you have to laugh!! xx

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  10. Not sure what the "corks" meant...I did not get the connection...I can be thick sometimes..:o)
    As for those paper pumpkins...they would look great on a hall table, with a few small real pumpkins...I like those!!
    But...still not sure about the corks! hahaha!

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. OK, Witch of OZ - OZ = Australia - in Australia they have corks on their hats to ward off the flies (well, not nowadays of course, they use fly spray!) - so, Witch of OZ = corks on your hat to keep the flies off!! As a commonwealther you should know this stuff!! xxx

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  11. Ha! I can not wait to see what you come up with! I think it is fantastic that you dress up! Makes life more fun and I love the hat you made last year! Happy Wednesday to you!!!

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  12. Thanks Nicole. I come from a long line of dressing up types, so that helps!! Happy Wednesday to you too. xx

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  13. That is a great witches hat! I like to dress up at Halloween too! when I take my daughter to a few neighbours homes trick or treating. It's fun!
    Marianne x

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    1. I'll look forward to seeing some pictures of you all dressed up Marianne! Hope that you have lots of fun. xx

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