Sunday, November 9, 2014

Wurstfest 2014

Wurstfest 2014, y'all! We went on a Saturday, which is always insane. We've got to quit going on the weekends, FAR too many people. Still, the weather was perfect and we had a great time. They opened a whole new area this year, which made it way bigger! More shops and food and a new stage. Very cool!

We went with my sister and her man Casey, and met my dad and Brendon's little brother AJ there. It's more fun with more people!

My newest dirndl deserves a post of it's own, which it will get. In typical Marie fashion, I finished it the night before. It was a loooong process, but I am very happy with it!

This is a blurry photo, but evidence that Brendon lost the slide race. Those long arms up in the air probably didn't help.

The original food trailer! But really, this trailer has been around forever. Long before food trailers were a thing. And it makes the best funnel cakes ever!

The new stage area is so lovely. It's between historic buildings and the river, definitely my favorite of all the stages! This guy was playing the digital accordion and was fantastic! The next picture is of him playing "sheet music".

He's wearing a sheet. HA! So punny. But really, he was  wearing a sheet and still killed it on the accordion. He's got everything memorized!

It was a good time, as always. I think it's one of my favorite events of the year. And somehow this year we managed to not see a single person we knew. That has never happened! Every year we see people we grew up with, but this year, nope. I don't know whether we really knew no one there or if it was just so busy we didn't come across anyone. Regardless, I'm not mad about it.

Thanks for the good times as always Wurstfest! If you're in the area, you've still got a week to go, so go go go!

Previous Wurstfest adventures over the last few years.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Texas Renaissance Festival 2014

A couple weekends ago (on a whim, as you do) we hit up the Texas Renaissance Festival! This was our second time going, we went a few years ago, and again we had a blast. I love how into it everyone gets. The costumes were amazing and endlessly entertaining. Prime people watching. So much middle aged tomfoolery.

We went on a Saturday, after getting up at 6am to run seven miles. Because we're crazy. By the end we were exhausted. It's about a two and a half hour drive and we just went for the day. I was ready for bed when we got home to say the least.

We went on "All Hallow's Eve" weekend, which was obviously, Halloween themed. We went as a Renaissance witch and wizard, and I whipped our costumes up just a few days before. It was an intense few days of a sewing. My costume was really easy, Brendon's on the other hand took some work. SO much trim. But it came out great and is probably the most well made thing I've sewn!

I got henna as a souvenir (which was soooo well done, it's still faintly showing on my hand!) and boy wonder got his very own wand. He's the cutest thing ever.

Grainiest photo ever of us attempting to stay awake while waiting for the fireworks show. We ending up bailing and heading home early. Sleepy heads were we!

We had a blast. Ready to go again next year! I think I'm going to make me a princess costume next time. Complete with tiara. Because when else in your life do you get to be a princess??

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Hogan Halloween Selfies

I don't know how this happened. Really. We watch the same Halloween movies every year, it's tradition. But this year after we watched the Addams Family I was like, "HEY, what if..." and this string of very intense selfies happened.

If you know me at all you know that I love dressing up. Any excuse to get into costume, I'm in. Also, I LOVE HALLOWEEN. So this was a blast for me. The challenge of making ourselves into other people was so so fun. I mean, the hair and makeup!! Yes! I got very good at shortening my hair and making my eyes look huge. Brendon enjoyed it all too? I think? Anyway, the man gets mad props for sticking it out and letting me put makeup all over him.

We spent $3 on this entire thing, and it was on three tubes of face paint from HEB. Because I just don't have white face paint in my arsenal. Everything else was just stuff we had. We made/found all the props and the costumes are just clothes thrown together. Most of the time, we were wearing shorts or pj's underneath everything and the backs of the costumes were held together by bag clips. Throwing everything together took like max, 30 minutes. Some were easier than others obviously. But anyways, here they all are, all together! And I got a new phone about half way through so pardon the quality difference.

The Addams Family, Morticia and Gomez Addams. The one that started it all! Yes, I realize the rose should be cut off and that was originally the plan, but my scissors weren't cute enough for the photo.

Ghostbusters, Dana Barrett and Dr. Peter Venkman. I am wearing a piece of fabric. Keeping that fabric situated correctly was the biggest challenge of this one.

Rocky Horror Picture Show, Brad and Janet. So scandalous! I tried to convince Brendon to be Dr. Frank-N-Furter, but nope.

The Corpse Bride, the Corpse Bride and Victor. OOOOO, the makeup was so fun for this one.

Sleepy Hollow, Katrina Von Tassel and Ichabod Crane. Easily the most obscure. I love this movie, but I guess it's not a "classic" Halloween film. But I mean, it's a Tim Burton movie! With Johnny Depp! So Halloween.

The Shining, Wendy and Jack Torrance. This one was real fun. The outtakes are amazing, we look so foolish.

Casper, Kat Harvey and Casper. Hands down, the least flattering for me and the easiest for Brendon. Attempting to make yourself look like a 90's teenager... it's not a good look for anyone. I die every time I look at that giant Brendon-Casper though.

Young Frankenstein, Igor (EYE-gor) and Dr. Frankenstein. Up there with the Shining, taking this one was so much fun. Lots of laughing involved. I'm definitely wearing a bathrobe.

Beetlejuice, Lydia Deetz and Betelguese. Thus begins the insane makeup on Brendon. WHICH WAS SO FUN. And I am very proud of my masking tape jacket.

Hocus Pocus, Winnie Sanderson and Billy Butcherson. This is my favorite Halloween movie, and this was my favorite picture. I'm wearing a sheet.

The Nightmare Before Christmas, Sally and Jack Skellington. Every year I watch the Nightmare Before Christmas on Halloween. It's tradition. It marks the end of spooky October and the beginning of the holiday season! We took each photo after we watched each movie, so Jack and Sally bring up the rear! We needed to Windex our mirror.

So there's that! Proof that you don't have to spend a lot of money on Halloween. Creativity goes a long way, y'all! It was very very fun and although I'm sad it's over, I think my skin is glad. I'm recovering from some terrible makeup inflicted breakouts.

Hope you guys enjoyed this month long ridiculousness. We loved all the support on instagram and Facebook! If no one had enjoyed the first one we wouldn't have done any more! So it's really all y'alls fault. ;)