After four years, Gerred and I finally spent Halloween together. That meant we were ready to break out the couples costume. I had a million ideas and Gerred only had one. He would be Doctor Who, in particular the 11th doctor. That gave me the option of dressing as a companion, and since my hair only leaves me the option of Rose I nixed the idea. If people couldn't figure out who I was on my own in shorts and a hoodie, I wouldn't go as Rose.
In 2008, I'd made the mistake of going as Mary Jane Parker. Without Spiderman, I was just wearing a Chinese dress. Then I'd have to explain myself, "No I'm not Chinese, I am dressed as Mary Jane from the Thanksgiving Parade in the first Spider-Man film." It was lost on everyone.
In the end, I went as the iconic time traveling police call box, The TARDIS. Together we looked pretty spiffy. Gerred had the whole outfit down and actually had to choose which Sonic Screwdriver he'd be taking with him to the party. Yes, he's a huge Whovian. Who'd have thought?
We rolled up to the party with pumpkin beer, cider, and one of Gerred's pumpkin pies. Indy's house was decorated to Pinterest Halloween perfection. There were bats on the walls, a jack-o-lantern vomiting delicious guacamole, and the bathroom was a real treat. Moaning myrtle was in the toilet, and the towels and shower curtains had blood everywhere.
Everyone went full on out with their costumes. With a combination of good thrifting and finite sewing they had some real numbers. Did I mention there was a dog party too? All the dogs dressed up with their owners and it was the cutest.
Gerred and I had a great time meeting new people. It was my first postgrad/married couples party and I really enjoyed it. I almost felt like an adult. I met a bunch of girls with husbands in the aviation community. On Sunday, we all hung out again for a day of thrift shopping and I was so happy. I knew that I was moving in two weeks, but I held onto the fact that I'd most likely see them again since they're in the same military community.
P.S. We may not have a dog, but we sure have one hell of a cat. For Halloween we gave Fergus Mardi Gras beads. He instantly assumed the position of a girl with low morals on Bourbon Street. Follow #fergustheweecat on Instagram to see more of this cool cat.
I hope you all had a happy Halloween! What did you dress up as this year?