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Monday, 23 October 2017

Opal Fruits, Polos and a bottle of Coke.


Hi there.
How're you bloggers doing?

I'm sure you're a little confused by my title "Opal Fruits, Polos & a bottle of Coke"-  let me explain ...

With Halloween fast approaching the witching hour will soon be upon us.  Plenty of you will be scurrying around frantically getting bits and pieces together for the all important Halloween outfit.  I'm actually getting involved after way too many years of abstinence, no not because I haven't wanted to get dressed up, actually never having a party to go to!  Esther Ruby changed that for me when she came up with the plan of having her party with a Halloween theme.  I jumped at the chance of dressing up, eager to have some scary make-up added to an equally scary outfit.  Okay I'm not looking that scary, but you get the gist!


Morticia and Gomez Addams.

Things don't scare me like they used to ...


 ... I remember when I was younger plenty of things scared me! Flying spiders aka crane flies, thunder and lightening & watching scary films, I'm not talking IT, Friday the 13th or The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - No, no, no  I'm talking proper old school Hammer Horror!!  Scary stuff when you're about nine!!! 
Imagine being left alone with my older sister and cousin whilst my aunt and uncle went to the pub, watching Peter Cushing and Vincent Price in the guises of Frankenstien or Dracular, so scared I hid behind a cushion!  Secretly relieved when my aunt and uncle returned home, although I never showed that I was scared, I felt like one of the big girls.  Happy to have the usual treats of Opal Fruits (now called Starburst), a packet of Polos and a bottle of coke (glass not plastic). Eating both together - what a strange combination, why did I do that?  Funny how some things stick in your mind like that.
We also stayed in the garden in a tent one night, but after hearing a scream we all charged indoors and refused to return!  That was the one and only camping experience we tried - obviously both my sister and cousin were secretly frightened too - lol.



So back to my outfit, couldn't think of many scary characters so I settled with Morticia from The Addams Family, an easy one for me as I've already got long dark hair.  Ordered the dress from
Ebay, which I had to make some minor adjustments on the neckline.  I applied some white foundation, red lips and dark eye make-up finishing with my Hair extensions, finally I was good to go!

Here's a few of the other scary party goers - I hope you're suitable impressed by their efforts, I certainly was.  It really made the evening hilarious at times, especially trying to guess who was behind some of the disguises!









Thanks so much for visiting my blog.  Hope you'll be back again soon.

Bye for now. X




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27 comments

  1. Oh fantastic! I love horror! I wished we did a party like that here in the Netherlands.

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    1. It was such fun Nancy, you'd love it - maybe you should start the trend there. x

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  2. Wonderful costumes, all of you! I remember that Vincent Price could scare the devil out of me, back in the day. Thanks for linking, xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Thank you Patti, actually Peter Cushing spent his last years in my local town, so there's plenty of tributes to him here. Thanks for stopping by. x

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  3. What a great party and costumes!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchfostyle.com

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comments and stopping by today.x

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  5. This looks like great fun. You all look great. I would love to go to a Halloween party.

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    1. Yep, it was fun - plenty of laughter, thanks for stopping by. x

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    2. Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays last week Jacqui, you will be one of my feature at tomorrows Halloween special :)

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  6. Oh wow, you look great! Mortician Addams was always one of my favourites - I loved that show! I'm very impressed with everybody else's efforts too. I'm loving Wednesday Addams, in particular!! I do love a good fancy dress but my hubby is a bit grumpy when it comes to that. I did suggest we have a Halloween party but he said no lol.... what a bore!!!
    Suzy xx
    www.suzyturner.com / www.yogadocious.com

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    1. Many thanks for your lovely comments Suzy, it was a great night and all the better because it's not something I often do. x

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  7. This looks like so much fun! I love your costumes!

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    1. Thanks so much Laura, It really was. x

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  8. What fun!!! You looked beautiful Morticia!! LOVE that you guys did this, I wish we still dressed up. LOVE!!

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    1. Oh yes it was Andrea, thanks for your comments - kind words my dear. x

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  9. Such great costumes! I am so excited to get dressed up this weekend!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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    1. Looking forward to seeing the outfits Elise, thanks for stopping by. x

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  10. Such fun costumes! I remember watching Hammer Horror as a child and being really scared! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. Yes they were scary weren't they Emma, thanks for stopping by. x

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  11. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

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  13. I love what you dressed up as! I wasn't scary for this Halloween either! I've never seen that movie, maybe next Halloween I'll watch it.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Laura, kind words and I hope you enjoy the film whenever you watch it. x

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