I rarely follow through with something I pin on Pinterest. But when I saw this pin a few months ago, there was no way I wasn't going to replicate it. Fast forward to last weekend and this beauty was sitting in our family room.
There were no directions to go along with the pin, so creativity was necessary. After looking up "mannequin legs" on Amazon, we were in business. (Sidenote: I will never forget my husband asking me why we received "fake legs" in the mail.)
The tights were found at a party store and the shoes (size 10) at Goodwill. I bought a plastic planter from Home Depot, spray painted it in glitter black and filled it with sandbox sand. Anchored in the legs, covered the sand up with some deco mesh, added the broom and she was wickedly done.
The last (I think) Halloween project to share with you is the "photo booth." I knew our house was going to be DARK at our party but also knew we did not want to miss the opportunity to photograph our friends' costume efforts. A little niche in our house lent itself nicely to a photo booth where we could keep the lights on high.
The backdrop was fabric with some deco mesh and garland to accent it. The sides were a flashback to my sorority rush days where we would cover our walls in twisted crepe paper. Inexpensive and goes a long way.
You can see many of our guests' forced cameos here. If only I had managed to subject everyone to it.
And here's a candid moment of me with Mr. Preppy Cookie. This was my consistent reaction whenever I looked at him throughout the evening. A cross between The Hulk and a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle who forgot to take the hairnet off of his wig. (And don't forget the Sperry top-siders to finish off the ensemble.)
I still have no words.