November 1, 2013

Halloween Costume 2013: 80s Aerobics Instructor

Here it is: my 80s aerobics instructor costume! This was a really easy costume to put together and it was actually quite comfy. The only difficulty came when I was downtown and had to use the bathroom. Onesie problems. Isn't it always awkward to be practically naked while in the stall? That can't just be me. But anyway...
The leotard was a vintage find at Savers over the summer. I knew this had to be my costume this year since I stumbled upon the leotard's striped glory. I just added a pair of colorful tights, a stretchy headband, and these strange-colored legwarmers I got as a gag gift. I definitely didn't realize that all my tights have that slight band on the upper thigh until yesterday though. This much of my tights doesn't usually show! Oh well.

leotard: thrifted - savers | tights: kmart | legwarmers: christmas gag gift? | shoes: keds


My strong, athletic pose is the best pose for this awesomely unflattering costume!


My white keds somehow ended up with dirt all over them after going downtown last night. Someone must have stepped on my feet. Anybody know how to get dirt off of white shoes? I'd hate to not be able to wear them anymore.


I insisted that Matt and I take some pictures together yesterday. He humored me. We don't have nearly enough pictures together! I'm still thrilled with how great some of them turned out so I'm sharing a couple with you! (We both went the athletic route this Halloween. He was a rugby player.)

Did you guys have a nice Halloween? Mine was excellent. I watched all the Halloween movies on my list (The Addams Family, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, & The Rocky Horror Picture Show) and went downtown with Matt for some cheap drinks and dancing.

I hope you guys are having a great Friday evening and have a nice weekend too! 

12 comments:

Sara Strauss {Sincerely, Sara} said...

This is such a great costume! Seeing these pictures made me smile!
~Sara
Sincerely, Sara

Sonya Mann said...

You two are incredibly photogenic! And I love the silliness of those shots :D

This really was an A+ costume idea, and you also executed it well. I applaud you, Jamie!

Sonya Mann said...

Oh, and re: dirty sneakers--with any shoes that are mostly cloth, I just throw them in the washing machine. It does shorten their life somewhat, especially if you use bleach as well, but I'm too lazy to clean them any other way. And I buy cheap shoes anyway, so it doesn't matter much. FWIW!

JennaStevie said...

This is such a wonderful Halloween costume!! Simple, cute and fun. I love the poses with you and Matt, you too are so cute!
xJennaD

Nicole Perez ♕ said...

you look so cute! and wonderful idea for halloween :)

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Catie Beatty said...

Hahaha, the make-up is dead-on! Great costume!

Patti said...

I love your blog ! You are so pretty really :)
Nice costume ahaha

Becky Bedbug said...

Haha this is amazing! I love it!

Becky
xx

The Braided Bandit said...

HAHA this is amazing! The leotard was the perfect find for this! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!
xo Hannah

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Lindsey Louise Bales said...

i love this leotard! such a cute costume, your pictures look so fun!

lindsey louise

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Sara, Swing The Day Away said...

Oh man...I know EXACTLY how you feel about going to the bathroom when wearing a onesie...it happens with rompers too! It's like deciding..."Well, I guess i'm peeing basically naked today wherever I go!"...lol. Luckily I have a couple of onesies that have snaps at the crotch so I can just unsnap them!

Hannah Gottlieb-Graham said...

This is such a fun and original Halloween costume- you look SO fit and cute!

Xo, Hannah

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