Tuesday, October 06, 2009

bears. beets. battlestar galactica.

There comes a rite of passage in every couple's relationship -- no, I'm not talking about buying a home, first dinner party, or spending Christmas with each other's families -- I'm talking about dressing up together as a couple for Halloween.

Like Romeo & Juliet, Barbie & Ken, Mickey & Minnie...

Or in our case, Dwight & Angela. Everyone's favorite oddball couple from The Office.


At first I suggested that we dress up as the fake pimp and fake prostitute that busted ACORN since, as the movie "Mean Girls" says, "Halloween is the one night a year when girls can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it." But on second thought, neither of us was too comfortable with the idea of me dressed like prostitute (even an imitation of an imitation of a prostitute).

But when I suggested that the Mr. dress up as our favorite character from The Office, Dwight, the obvious choice for me was uber-conservative, up-tight Angela!

I put together this collage of "Dwight & Angela" inspiration to help us determine the best outfits.


Dwight attire requirements:
- Brown slacks
- Short sleeved shirt in brown, yellow, or light green
- Ugly tie
- Drug store glasses
- Digital watch
- Belt with phone attached
- Middle parted hair with gel
- Sign that says "Fact" (optional)
- Beets (optional)

Angela attire requirements:
- Pencil skirt in black, grey, or pastel
- Turtle neck
- Cardigan
- Cross necklace
- Stuffed white Cat to be "Sprinkles"
- Tights in black or grey
- Flats
- Side part hair or headband
- Argyle (optional)

The best part is that we already have most of these items, so it won't cost a ton of money! Do you have any ideas for items that would complete our Dwight or Angela ensembles?

What you going to be for Halloween?

24 comments:

THE Stephanie said...

Oh my goodness! I can totally see it! What a great idea!!

Linda said...

We just got invited to a murder mystery party on Halloween. We're going to have such fun putting our costumes together. It's an old west theme!

Danica said...

This is going to be great! It totally is you guys :) ha ha. Anyways, I am not revealing what I am for Halloween until Halloween, but let me just tell you, I'm going to win some costume prizes!

MG said...

I love this idea! So much that I want to steal it!

Mrs Sweet Pea said...

What a great idea! I'm sure your friends will get a kick out of this!

Gwen said...

This is a great idea!!! Do you remember when Dwight took over and had the dollars with his face on them. You should find them online and print some for the Mr. to hand out. And you could totally have like streamers or something since Angela is always planning the parties. :) XOXO

Jennifer said...

I am not sure what we are going to be yet. But we have a couples party to go to. Let me know if you hear of any other clever ideas. I think Taylor Swift/Kanye will be a popular costume duo this year. Beyonce in a leotard and Octomom are others I've heard.

Lucky in Love said...

This is awesome and a perfect idea! I can't wait to see pictures :)

the BLAH BLAH BLAHger said...

Can't wait for the Dwangela pics!

Mrs. D said...

Awesome idea!! Also, this post title is my all-time favorite scene from the Office. Hilarious.

Lil' Woman said...

That is going to be hilarious...cant wait to see the pics of that! :)

Sweet Simplicity said...

This is perfect for you guys! You are blonde and short and the Mr. is tall and brunette! I come up to Ty's shoulders, so your height difference reminded me of us.

Meant to be a mom said...

Can't wait to see pics of this. I'm sure it will be hilarious.

The First-Year Wife said...

LOVE it!! I wish I had blonde hair so we could pull this off!

Good Gals Inc said...

I love it!! So original!! Please take pictures!

Nicole said...

this is a good idea! i was actually just thinking of that today!! ohhh decisions!!! Where will you be going for halloween? last year we did a club in hollywood..it was fun..but very crazy!

Brown Girl said...

No way in hell that M will dress up with me but I do love your idea. You guys are going to have so much fun!

Elizabeth said...

Brilliant idea - love it!! Might have to steal from you one day. :) Can't wait to see you put it all together.

cMe said...

What a cute idea! I wish I were blonde so we could do it.

Brittany Ann said...

This is genius! What a good idea!

Rachel said...

I can't wait to see pictures of this. My husband and I are doing the greek goddess, gladiator costumes. Definitely a rite of passage!

Jodie said...

This will be so cute... I can't wait to see it all put together! Halloween is by far my favorite time and I love trying to convince the hubby to dress up in "couple" costumes.

Ps- I left you something on my blog, so when you get a chance, stop by and check it out!

just the two of us! said...

It looks like we had the same idea! except my husband and I are going to be Pam&Jim, because they are by far my favorite t.v. couple and i'm a ridiculously HUGE office fan. yay for the office wedding tomorrow night!

In this wonderful life... said...

this is GREAT!!! The Office comes on like 5 times a day here! Hubby and I always watch it!

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