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Michael Jackson, a Nazgul, Rapunzel, and Flynn Rider!

This isn’t necessarily a frugal topic, but dress-up photos are too much fun not to share!

Joshua had to work, so he didn’t dress up. And Lisey went over to a friend’s house, so I don’t have a photo of her in her Oscar the Grouch costume.

But the four of us did dress up!

Zoe, as Michael Jackson.

Zoe Michael Jackson costume

We got her jacket from eBay at a discount because it had a bit of discoloration on the back.   Totally no big deal!

Black jeans from Target, white socks from Zoe’s drawer, and hand-me-down jazz shoes free from a friend who didn’t need them.

Fedora from Zoe’s private hat collection. 😉

Sonia went as a ringwraith from Lord of the Rings.

Her costume is from Amazon, and so is her sword.

The great thing about this costume is that you can wear all sorts of warm clothes underneath.

Unlike mine….

I did manage to put on some leggings and a tank top, but there’s just no way to make Rapunzel very warm. 😉

rapunzel cosplay short hair

Rapunzel has long blonde hair for most of the movie, but at the end, it gets cut off and turns brown as she’s released from the wicked spell.   So, I’m Rapunzel, freed!

But without the weird, enormous eyes. 😉

Mr. FG dressed as Flynn Rider, the other main character in the movie.

Flynn Rider does this thing with his eyebrows, and Mr. FG does quite a fabulous impression.

I ordered a stuffed Pascal from Amazon and velcroed him onto my shoulder.

And the frying pan is a $4 variety from Goodwill that I spray-painted black.   There’s a cast-iron one in the movie, but cast-iron is waaaay too heavy to carry around.

Mr. FG grew out his chin hair for his costume, and I got my hair cut for mine, so, you know, we were pretty committed this year.

(Above: me laughing because Mr. FG kept on doing the eyebrow thing)

zoe Mr. FG Flynn Rider Michael Jackson

Being dressed as a Disney princess was awesome because all of the little girls in the neighborhood were very pleased to see me.

“Mommy! It’s Rapunzel!!!”

And now I kind of wish that Mr. FG and I had a costume party to go to because it’s awfully fun to be dressed in coordinating costumes.

So, there you go! The FG family, in costume.

And now I’m wondering…is it better to save our costumes and list them on eBay next October? Or will they sell just fine if I list them now?


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Wednesday 8th of November 2017

Such great costumes! :)


Thursday 9th of November 2017

Aww, thank you!

Liz B.

Saturday 4th of November 2017

Halloween is probably my favorite holiday....if it's considered a holiday. I love it no matter what. Your costumes are great!! I can't decide which I like best, but I love that you all dressed up. My son dressed up as Kylo Ren, complete with fabulous light up light saber. We saw soooo many cute Egyptian princess, a box of old-school popcorn (red and white striped box included!), and many super heroes and Star Wars characters. I dressed up as Dracula for son's Cub Scout Spookaree (black pants, white shirt, black cape from our costume stash; white face makeup from a previously purchased Halloween makeup kit), and hubby was a Cub Scot (wore his Cub Scout shirt with his kilt, sporran, and wool knee socks). Cub Scot? Get it? He's a clever, clever man.


Thursday 2nd of November 2017

Those costumes are amazing!!! I really can not imagine them being any better....... Thanks for sharing the pictures!


Thursday 2nd of November 2017

Costumes sell all year long but you'd probably get better money waiting until closer to next Halloween.


Thursday 2nd of November 2017

How about hosting a New Year's Eve costume party (Silvester)? There's no way you can just resell without rocking those costumes again -- they are awesome!!

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