I had a hard time coming up with a unique costume idea this year. I like to make my own and we often like to pair up as something. One year, we were Chun Li and Ryu, another year, it was a flower and a bee.
All of the couples costumes out there were so overplayed… Adam and Eve, The Plug and The Socket, Fred and Wilma Flintstone. None of them called out to us until we thought about what had happened in the past year. One of the more notable events was not our vacation to Punta Cana nor the completely finished basement. No, it was the fact that our house got skunked.
So. We decided to be skunks. Obviously, that is too simple, so we chose Pepe Le Pew and Penelope from Looney Tunes.
Penelope was pretty simple. Black clothing, white paint strip midway down the back, sewn-on paint handle, makeup. Bada boom, bada bing.
Pepe was an all out production of black and white fur, hair fauxhawk, and black fishnet. The whole costume was handmade with materials from JoAnn.
Did I mention that I was Pepe and he was Penelope?
On another night, we switched it up for him. I remained a skunk named Flower and he became Thumper from the beloved classic, Bambi.
Not bad for throwing them together last minute on the night before Halloween.