October 28, 2009


Halloween brings out such creativity in people! And it can help to relieve our pop-culture induced angst too.

Take for example, my friend Chris (known him since elementary school ~ reconnected recently on Facebook):  His lovely wife Michelle has been often told that she looks like Kate Gosselin.  Okay, so it's a step up from being an Octo-mom look-a-like, or told you have the fashion sense & IQ of the Housewives of Orange County.  Nonetheless, Michelle could do without the comparison.  When Chris and Michelle are out together the problem becomes compounded:  "Hey look, it's Jon and Kate!" (even though Chris bears no resemblance to Jon except the fact that they're both Asian).   

But then, this Halloween, Chris and Michelle needed costumes.  It took some convincing, but once Michelle was on board, her creativity took over.  The couple went to Kohls and Ross to buy "Gosselinesque fashion" (Chris coined this new term).  It was even Michelle's idea to cut out the little kids and attach them to sticks so they could each carry around four kids at all times.  Heavens!  Just look at that picture ~ Michelle's hair is spot-on! 

Chris said, "It was pretty interesting how many people were looking at her all night saying "Wow, she really looks like Kate!". " 

I love their creativity, their sense of fun, and ability to laugh at themselves, at pop-culture and at stereotypes. 

Will you be dressing up for Halloween?  Do tell...


  1. She does look a lot like Kate.

    What a fun idea, if you have it might as well use it.

    I am not dressing up, but this year is the first time I made a costume for my son instead of buying it. He will be a Scarecrow.

  2. Wow. They look really good! I won't be dressing up but I've made my first ever costume as a mom this year for my son. He's going to be a cowboy. (I started this costume thing on the simple side.)

  3. She does look like Kate! I had to look really closely!! I am going of a Mom to two bratty kids. It's going to be tough, but I think I can pull it off!

  4. Wow! They're really rocking the look. What fun.

  5. That is the best costume I've seen in a long time! Very creative!

    I'm just going to be handing out candy while my husband takes our daughter trick or treating, so no dressing up for me.

  6. Hey -

    This is Erica from DollFace Delights. I just saw your msg and the winner of the contest was Nicole from Miss Dots. Pink Sugar and I are planning another contest for Christmas, so I hope you will join!

  7. That is too funny!

    I'm going as the fat, grumpy lady down the street. What a stretch.

  8. What a great J&K+8 costume! Now they just need someone to play his 22 year old girlfriend ;)

  9. To dress up like this now you need a little girlfriend on a stick too!

    I am attempting to dress up this year...a 21st century stepford mom! Still time to back out ...I have two days.

  10. I heard that Speidi went for Jon and Kate too, and they did terrible job compared to this!


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