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WIN FREE PICTURES 2019 | best halloween costume contest!!!

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WIN FREE PICTURES 2019 | best halloween costume contest!!!

I love Halloween, because I love costumes. I’m not a big party person and I’m too old to go trick or treating. So what’s the point of dressing up? Well, it’s for the pictures.

So I’m offering the same thing for you! Don’t just snap a quick selfie in front of the garage before heading out for the night! Don’t use your CELL PHONE CAMERA FLASH to illuminate the costumes you worked so hard! Let me do it. Let me take the picture.

If you're planning an amazing COUPLES or FAMILY costume, you can win a HALLOWEEN PHOTOSHOOT! Tell me your costume plans in a comment, message, or email! I'll choose ONE FAVE and coordinate with the winner to photograph you guys in your costumes in the Minneapolis area the week before Halloween!!!!!!! IT'S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR. 👻🦄👻🦄👻🦄👻

HERE’S THE DEETS!

FREE PICTURES TO THE BEST HALLOWEEN COSTUME!

Are you in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area with a RAD family costume planned?! MESSAGE or EMAIL ME if you’re a FAMILY or COUPLE with a themed group of costumes!!! I’m going to choose my most favorite one and do a ONE-HOUR FREE PHOTO SHOOT of you guys in your costumes the weekend before Halloween!

Scroll through to see last year’s winner! Actually one of TWO winners of the costume contest because how could I ever pass this or THIS up. Neglecting an opportunity to give free pictures to a family in BONNETS and PETTICOATS and a PA in SUSPENDERS. I could ~never~ do that to the Ingalls family.

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FREE PICTURES | to the best Halloween costume because I LOVE IT

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FREE PICTURES | to the best Halloween costume because I LOVE IT

Here’s the thing. The amount of effort I put into our costumes every year FAR surpasses the amount of hype we’ve got for the actual night of Halloween. We don’t really do much..? But for that relatively low-key night, we’ve got RAD costumes. Honestly, I’m perfectly content doing our costumes JUST FOR THE SAKE OF RAD PICTURES.

So, I wanna start offering the same thing for you. Your awesome costumes deserve awesome pictures, not just an iPhone picture handed off to your neighbor before you go trick-or-treating! (Your neighbor will get his thumb in the photo ~ trust me) HERE’S THE DEETS!

FREE PICTURES TO THE BEST HALLOWEEN COSTUME!

Are you in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area with a RAD family costume planned?! MESSAGE or EMAIL ME if you’re a FAMILY or COUPLE with a themed group of costumes!!! I’m going to choose my most favorite one and do a ONE-HOUR FREE PHOTO SHOOT of you guys in your costumes the weekend before Halloween!

Aaaaand if you’re just here to see some pretty pictures, here are our Halloween costumes from last season. TWO SWISS MISSES. :)

Follow along with all our costume adventures on the Insta! Or other blog posts here!

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! | our costco sample lady + hotdog costumes that we can never top and I'm fine with that
KAYLEY+JAKE | if the Von Trapps really went to Switzerland

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! | our costco sample lady + hotdog costumes that we can never top and I'm fine with that

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! | our costco sample lady + hotdog costumes that we can never top and I'm fine with that

If you know me, you know that I take Halloween costumes VERY SERIOUSLY and it's not uncommon for me to have our coordinating couples costumes planned out a year in advance. I have an ongoing list of costume ideas that is replenished regularly - this isn't just a October 1 through 31st holiday for me, you guys. It's on my mind constantly. I LOVE HALLOWEEN COSTUMES.

To truly honor the hard work that went into these costumes for me and my husband, we did the true and good thing - we wore them to Costco. Our mothership, our OTL. Shout out to the middle-aged man who very seriously asked Jason (remember, the one DRESSED AS A HOTDOG) where to find Comet and was genuinely not amused/disappointed at us that we were 1) not employees 2) Comet was out of stock. A true glimpse into the employee life, I suppose. 😂

1. This is about 90% DIY. The only thing bought ready-to-wear was the hotdog suit. Oh! And the M&Ms, too. Those were not from a thrift store. Pretty much everything else was! 

2. I found the red tray at the thrift store for $0.50 and it wasn't until we were out at a party when someone asked, "Is that the top of a laptop case?" that I realized, yes, that's exactly what it is. 

3. All the signs and ID badge were designed in Photoshop by myself modeled. People thought I stole them. Nope!

4. But of course, if you look closely enough, there's some funnies added to a lot of the words in there. ;) 

5. My Costco sample lady stand is a (spray painted) cardboard box... FROM COSTCO. #costcoception

6. Costco shared our image on their social media one year later!!! Instagram + Facebook

7. Little kids tried to take cups of M&Ms off my tray. These treats are TRICKS!!! They are glued down. 

8. The product ID number is Halloween. ;)

9. Fave costume to date, by far. I don't expect anything to ever surpass it - I'm setting the bar low from here on out. I say that lovingly. We peaked! It's all good in the neighborhood. 

10. We won two costume contests, two nights in a row. There are two Halloween videos somewhere on Youtube that we can be seen it. I've had my 15 minutes (5 minutes) of fame. I owe it all to the fans.