2015 Halloween Bash Report

The 10th Annual Halloween Bash has come and gone.

Costumes were worn, cupcakes were eaten, Candy Corn Shots were taken. I believe a good time was had by all. Admittedly, things have changed over the years. This is officially the first Bash where pacifiers were lost in the shuffle. And I’m referring to legitimate toddler pacifiers, not someone wearing a baby/toddler costume. Such are the side effects of time, my friends.

The weather was unseasonably hot, even for Florida (yesterday’s high of 92 broke an all-time record). And HUMID. Officially the worst year (that I recall) for me to choose a costume that involved tights and a sweater. Ah, what was the final costume?

Shamy. Tall Guy and I coordinated (for only the second time, ever) as Sheldon Cooper and Amy Farrah Fowler from the Big Bang Theory.

Sheldon Cooper and Amy Farrah Fowler Halloween Costume

For the record, my hair was straight at the beginning of the evening. SO HUMID! While I was pleased with the outcome of our efforts, it was a little sad not to¬†make my own costume, this year. We still went around finding all the right pieces, we didn’t purchase completely pre-made costumes, but there is something (everything) to be said for actually making it. Next year…

Also, there were a few guests who, when I greeted them without Tall Guy, expressed confusion that perhaps I hadn’t put on my costume, yet. Um, horrified. While I certainly tend towards the casual (hence the name, jeans and a tank top), the above Amy ensemble¬†is not something I’d ever wear. And when you’re dressed up as what the mainstream television networks have designated as “nerdy,” it’s not exactly flattering to be told you look like your everyday self.

Television shows seemed to be the ruling genre of the evening, although it hadn’t been coordinated. Gilligan and Mrs. Howell from Gilligan’s Island appeared, as well as Sailor Moon. However, the big winners that evening were The Flintstones. Literally. They won the costume contest.

Flinstone Family Halloween Costume Contest WinnersPhoto credit: Bethany Van Aken

Now, this is the part where I would provide a photo dump. But.

Last year, I had major camera issues. First, the battery and then the ability to move the photos onto my computer. This year I had the camera, battery and USB cord prepped and ready. Unfortunately, the photos that I took on said camera were limited to a few photos of Tall Guy and myself (most of which were blurry) and an eyeball-gumball competition. (It was a spontaneous competition to see who could chew the most eyeball-gumballs at one time. The photos are NOT pretty and I’m doing a favor by NOT sharing them.)

I did manage to take some photos on my phone, but they’re all awful. My theory is that the heat/humidity was fogging up the lens. Seriously, SO HUMID.

Despite the poor quality, I do feel the need to share one more…

Fear and Loathing Frog in Las Vegas Halloween Costume

That’s a large bottle of Fireball in his froggy hand. Frog and Loathing in Las Vegas? Who knows.

Pokemon, Taylor Swift, ninjas and more. Dry ice in the pool, a fog machine on deck and a creepy mannequin lurking around the corner from the bathroom, in the dark. I’d count it as a success.

Only 360 days until Halloween 2016!


  • Laura @ Life with Lolo
    November 5, 2015

    AHHHHH! I love your guys’ costumes! I really want to do BBT costumes next year ( I was going to be Penny) and try and get my friends to all dress up as characters. I think you two really nailed it though! Sounds like a fun party for sure.

    • Jeans and a Tank Top
      November 6, 2015

      Thanks, Laura! It would be SO great to have the full BBT crew! Hey, if you do it next year and are short an Amy, just let me know!

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