Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Of Course I was a Squirrel for Halloween

As much as I love Halloween, I typically don't go all out for my costume each year. I might get a little more daring with my fashion choices and add a few fun accessories, but this year was different. I was scheduled to work on Halloween, and received an email saying that library employees were allowed to dress up in "tasteful costumes" and I decided to go for it. Since many people know about my obsession with squirrels, I thought it would be fun to take it to the next level.

Squirrel Costume

And then I may have gotten a little carried away with my role as the squirrel girl...

Squirrel Costume

Halloween may be over now, but the fall festivities are not. Tonight is the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival in downtown Tulsa. I'm debating whether I want to go out tonight or come home after work and curl up with the kitties and a book. The latter sounds very tempting, but looking through my photos from last year's festival is making it tough for me to decide!

Day of the Dead Festival

Day of the Dead Festival

Day of the Dead Festival

Day of the Dead Festival

While I enjoyed viewing all the shrines dedicated to beloved family members, this one really spoke to me because it's such a widespread issue. It's a shrine for those who have succumbed to addiction. So many brilliant people, yet none of them immune to their own excesses.

Day of the Dead Festival

Day of the Dead Festival

I am thoroughly enjoying the season right now. What is your favorite thing about fall?

20 comments:

Carrie said...

i love your costume! We dressed up at our library too :)

carrie

DancingMooney ♥ said...

You looked so cute Holly, and have fun tonight! ♥

JUST ME said...

Adorbs. Completely. It's actually pretty creative too, but I expect nothing less from you!!

Cabootique said...

You are too adorable! I love your costume :)

Heather said...

Boo! Happy Halloween :) Well, All Saints Day or Dia De Los Muertos to you!~
I love your costume, so cute :) glad you stayed out of the road, hehe.

I cant name just one favorite thing about fall, I just love it too much. I just love when things are all brilliant colored, pumpkin tasting, spooky looking, and require an adorable sweater :)

Stela said...

You are the most adorable squirrel!!!

Anonymous said...

Sexy woman...

Pili said...

Such a cute costume! I'm sure it must have been quite a success at work!
This year, again, we didn't do anything very Halloween-y, since I was in India.

Knit-O-Matic said...

You made an awesome squirrel. I ended up opting for the coming home and curling up choice last night and it was really nice, but I saw everyone's pics from Dia de los Muertos on facebook and it looked like a lot of fun.

Erin Bradley said...

Oh my gosh...your costume was so cute and such a great idea! I love it!

OliveStreetStudio said...

OMG - a great costume idea for yourself! Thanks for also including Dia de los Muertos....esp the addiction....quite sad.

Anonymous said...

Nice costume... Im sure u had a blast in that costume...
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Jennifer Juniper said...

#1 Love the squirrel!

#2 Go out! You will have fun! Then curl up with the kitties a different night.

#3 Love your set up with Somer :) What a fun way to get out and really meet your customers.

alexkeller said...

omg - i'm laughing so hard at your getting carried away with being a squirrel :) i love it!!!
and i'm taking Kyle to our Day of the Dead procession on Sunday. not sure if we'll stay for the whole thing, but he got to go last year, and i've never been. i can't wait!!!

LaAlicia said...

love your costume! I love the cooler temps -- they make me happy! :)

Aik said...

You look really cute, Holly! I even spotted the tail. I'm glad you enjoyed yourself. :)

Amy Perrotti said...

I love the fall leaves. Your squirrel costume right down to the ears was adorable, of course. You and I are hair twins right now, well in length anyway. You have such beautiful hair. Happy autumn! :)

Cindy said...

Love the costume!

Michaela Scalisi said...

So cute :)


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Faerie Moon Creations said...

You look so adorable!!!! We didn't have a Halloween - due to a freak blizzard which took our power and heat for eight days. Thanks for sharing your cute photos!!! :)