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My costume idea was so excellent, but I think it left something to be desired in the execution since no one even asked me what I was supposed to be. When I told people what I was, they laughed their heads off, though, so I give myself points for that. I was a piece of salt licorice, the Swedish candy that makes people around the world shake their heads and say, "EWWW!"

I wore a sparkly black shirt and then I spray-painted my top half and my hair black (not my face) and then sprayed glitter all over that. Let me tell you, that spray paint is NASTY stuff. Granted, it's supposed to be for hair, so I suppose it was my own fault, but trying to get it off my skin took me quite some scrubbing. Ouch. Anders dressed up as a beat-up hockey player, complete with an excellent shiner and knocked-out teeth. Martin was a Boy Scout and Karin was a surfer girl. Both of the kids took off the second we reached the party location, which was held in a giant indoor play place and were only seen for short moments now and then during the course of the evening, when they were thirsty or hungry or it was time for trick-or-treating.

Karin had her shirt on all evening, so no one got the full effect of her rad bikini top and tattoos, but this shows off her attitude pretty well, at least! :D Anyway, we had a fun time and I think all 120+ guests who were there did, too.

Star Light Star Bright Birthday Wishes to vember and Eva!
mood: relaxed
music: Lisa McCormick—Under the Same Moon


YUM, that's one tasty-looking piece of licorice!! ;-)

ha,ha. When I looked at your picture before reading the post (yeah, yeah, I check out the pictures first!) I was going to comment on the dark grime around your neck. I was thinking that lizardmom would think you needed a good scrub.

I loved Anders' costume. He looks great. And I just can't get over how grown up your kids look. It's scary!

You can't really see the effect of the glitter in that photo :)

But I can see the ring of scum around your neck, young lady! Now take this washcloth, soap and use a little elbow grease and get scrubbing!

It took two showers and a lot of hard scrubbing to get the paint off...that stuff is AWFUL.


Excellent idea! I have a feeling you might be encountering glitter for awhile yet though. That stuff has an amazing ability to stick around.

Karin's surfer girl costume was great, I am especially impressed by the surfboard - that took a lot of prep work!

julia @ kolo

My jacket is covered with glitter! :D

And Karin's surfboard is a marvel :) Two-sided designs, and she did a great deal of the work. It was a great idea!


Hi- enjoying the photos! Glad it was a fun evening. Love, Lizardmom


I like the missing teeth for Anders (plus the Blackhawks jersey!). Glad you guys had lots of fun.


Salmiaklakrit!? Don't like it! But I like YOU! Happy Halloween!

Ha! I don't like it either, but it was still an awesome costume idea, or would have been if I could have pulled it off better.


Saltlakrits, hahah you are a genius! :) My favourite candy!


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