Halloween Costumes!

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Halloween Outfit

Halloween is over, but yesterday was the first time I dressed up, so I wanted to share my costumes. In fact, I am still dressing up tonight and possibly tomorrow night. I figure if people can extend Christmas well into January, it is okay for me to extend Halloween into November 🙂


My department at work dressed up as “Happy Hour,” where my boss was the bartender (with a lot of flair) and my co-workers were various drinks. I dressed up as a Manhattan. I really wanted to give off a Carrie Bradshaw vibe, which is why I opted for my large faux fur coat, and had to admit at work that I actually wear in real life. I also wanted to kind of dress like the drink, which is a brownish color, so my big brown coat worked perfectly. I was just missing a jar of cherries! Our group won, thanks to all the creativity of my co-workers. People were dressed as irish coffee, screw driver, champagne, kamikaze, bahama mama, bloody mary (and one of my managers was a beer chaser who chased my co-worker in the bloody mary costume, it was hilarious) wine spritzer, shirley temple, captain coke, B52 and a mind eraser. This type of group costume is exactly why I LOVE Halloween so much. I just love seeing people’s creativity and then everyone just has such a fun time!

Then last night, you might have seen on Instagram, my second costume was the Government Shutdown. TOO much fun. I literally got all of my costume pieces from Goodwill (shirt, skirt and hat… too perfect) and made my sign by printing it, gluing it to a piece of cardboard and taping some ribbon to it. The creativity last night was phenomenal. Could it please be Halloween every day?! I LOVE IT! Just look through these photos, so much fun! Also got to meet and talk to a lot of the people in these creative costumes, including the Starbucks’ drinks and Sugar in the Raw packet!

Then part way through the night, I was in the restroom and some girls were like “OH how cute!” to me… thinking they meant my costume, right? No they thought that I came with the guy DRESSED IN THE EXACT same costume as me. Great minds think alike! It was pretty funny because I finally ran into him later and of course had to get a picture with him. We wished each other luck in the costume contest. Anyway, too funny that out of all the places to go out downtown Minneapolis, both of us ended up at First Ave. And so that was my Halloween. How was yours?!


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    November 1, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    You look brilliant, love the government shutdown costume, so cool x

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    November 1, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    Too hilarious that some one had the same idea as you, and even the same sign! You’re too cute.

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    Bethie the Boo
    November 1, 2013 at 3:06 PM

    TOO fun! I like the “dress as a happy hour” idea – it’s totally open to interpretation that way!!

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    Life As Wiggle
    November 1, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    That government shutdown costume is too awesome! Great job. 🙂

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    November 2, 2013 at 4:01 AM

    VERY creative! Such fun!

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    November 2, 2013 at 8:06 AM

    Both such creative costumes! Looks like you had a great time.


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    November 2, 2013 at 8:47 AM

    You looked so cute and love the Carrie look with the fur and sparkly shoes.


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    November 2, 2013 at 2:10 PM

    OMG!!! i love that costume!!! genius! 😀

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    Lisa - respect the shoes
    November 3, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    The government shutdown costume – awesomely creative!

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    November 3, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    This is very clever! And you still look fashionable even on Halloween haha

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    November 4, 2013 at 8:25 AM

    Those government shutdown costumes are amazing! So clever.

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    November 4, 2013 at 8:25 AM

    I love these costumes! How fun that your office all dressed up! I wish mine did!!

    xo Amy

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    November 4, 2013 at 8:45 AM

    Haha love that first one! I actually suggested that to one of my guy friends…it’s such a funny idea!

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    Always Maylee
    November 4, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Haha I LOVE your costume!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    Samantha @ Sam ipsa Loquitur
    November 4, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    haaaahahahah I can’t BELIEVE there were two of you! TOO PERFECT!

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    November 4, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    Rachel, you look so fabulous in your custome :-9


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    November 4, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    That was brilliant.

    Happy Monday!


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    November 4, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    I loved your halloween costume! It was so unique, you look beautiful and it was funny!


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    Zahra Shah Sandberg
    November 5, 2013 at 3:22 AM

    Hahah love these ideas! We were just 'nerds' at work and did NOT win our work contest – haha. I love the government shutdown idea – so clever!

    Have a great week!


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    November 5, 2013 at 5:16 AM

    so cuteee!

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    December 17, 2013 at 8:05 AM

    Rachel my dear, you look so great! 🙂

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