Our costumes were sourced from things we already had, as well as thrifted items. My husband wore a pair of my old prescription glasses after I carefully removed the lenses. His vest was a thrifted jacket with the arms cut off. I got a pretty sweet black turtleneck sweater out of this thrifting adventure, which I'll definitely wear again. Some of our pieces - his bow tie, vest, and my jacket and gloves -were dyed the correct color. Our local grocery store had their Rit dye on closeout a few weeks ago, so I went a little crazy.
We decided the Shepherd's Journal was an essential prop. It took a few days to make, but it wasn't too difficult. It wasn't entirely accurate either, but there comes a point when you say "This is good enough for Halloween." It was made from cardboard, duct tape, painted fabric scraps, felt and polymer clay.
We spent Halloween weekend traveling and visiting a good friend in Virginia, and a good time was had by all. Otherwise, it was pretty quiet. How about yours? Feel free to share your Halloween links in the comments. I'd love to see your costumes!