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I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend!  This Halloween was perhaps the most fun yet.  I bonfired and traipsed about Kent (which was absolutely flooded with elaborately appointed costumes and fabulous creatures) with my friends, and once again didn’t shut my eyes until 6 a.m.  Halloweens here are epic.


(Phil took these photos before we went out.)

Part of the fun was that every one of the 30,000 people we passed in the streets seemed terribly excited to see me.  They would call out after me (like I was a friend from their past, which I guess I kinda was…), take pictures with me, and ask me to sing Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.  It was seriously fun and I felt like I was a real life character at Disney world.


When I told my brother I was going to be Mary Poppins for Halloween, he said, “Oh?  What are you going to do, just wear what you normally wear?”  And actually, the costume was created with items from my own wardrobe, save the hat, which was a straw hat found at a vintage clothing shop (that I decorated with silk flowers and pop dots).  I know I’m missing my umbrella and carpet bag, but I would have had to go out and buy them, and so I decided it would be a waste of money to buy something that would be a burden to lug around the entire night.  It’s okay, because I still managed to snag a best costume trophy at one of the parties.  No joke.  There is a five inch plastic trophy sitting on my mantle right now.  Ha!


So did you dress up as anything for Halloween?  Do you have any pictures?  I’d love to see them!  I was seriously inspired by everyone’s costumes that I saw- I’m already planning next year’s character!


39 Responses

  1. oh my!
    you’re costume is just perfect!
    i love it.

  2. GREAT costume! I totally wish that I could have been back in Kent for Halloween, it was always sooo much fun there! TFS

  3. betsy says:

    you look awesome!!! and so funny what your brother said!

  4. You look absolutely PERFECT. What a wonderful costume!

  5. Valerie says:

    Your costume is by far my favorite I have seen any adult wear this year! I’m definitely feeling inspired to don a costume next year, especially after all of the time and effor that went into my son’s costume for this year….

  6. Jen says:

    FABULOUS! Total perfection!!!!!! :)

  7. Allison says:

    I absolutely LOVE that you went as Mary Poppins! Wonderful.

  8. Jeremy says:

    such a great costume!! i love on halloween that people are excited to see you because of your costume. i think it should be halloween more often. ha.
    also, that red layout down there, loooove.

  9. Kirsty says:

    Oh! Such a wonderful costume. I adore it, and you look just perfect. :)

  10. katie says:

    i looove it! and i’ve never even watch mary poppins all the way through. i think i’ve seen most of all of it, but it’s been split up…
    i just posted a blog with our costumes from this year. :)

  11. Cait says:

    You look perfect! I love Mary Poppins.

  12. Melanie says:

    Perfect with a capital P. No wonder people wanted to take pictures with you.

  13. Kimbirdy says:

    Wow! You look fantastic! Spot on!

  14. Zarah says:

    Wow! You look wonderful!! So much like her! :D

  15. sunny says:

    I adore your costume and recognized you right away!
    GREAT job!

  16. kim whitten says:

    totally adorable Ms. Mandi Poppins! :)

  17. you look SO AWESOME. best costume i saw all year… like by a lot!

  18. sonya audrey says:

    You look soooo great!! I love it!!!

  19. Tina says:

    seriously the best costume. ever.

  20. vee says:

    you look awesome, crazy good costume!

  21. kristen f. says:

    your costume is the best!
    love it!

  22. Oh my gosh, love the Mary Poppins costume! You are too cute!

  23. Patty says:

    You pulled this off with flying colors, love it!!!!! You look so adorable, its perfect!!!

  24. jaime says:

    best costume ever!

  25. naomi says:

    your Mary Poppins puts mine to shame, lady! I love it!! especially that hat!

  26. Keiko Lynn says:

    You look amazing!

  27. Ellen Barczak says:

    That is the greatest costume ever!

  28. dani says:

    This is the best costume I’ve seen yet!
    If I could have dressed up it probably would have been something dark and gloomy, lol, but this is just so fun!

  29. Alexa says:

    Totally adore your costume, great effort. i painted my own spongebob squarepants costume the other month & it gave so much joy to people, i posed for sooo many picutres. It was like being a celebrity for the night!

  30. amy lapi says:

    you made a ridiculously good mary. WOWza! for a sec, i thought it was a pic from disney.

  31. O.M.G…you know she’s my absolute fave, right??? I LOVE it Mandi!!

  32. Jessica says:

    Ah I love your costume! SO great!

  33. Dena says:

    Love your costume!!!!

  34. this is absolutely perfect! well, of course, practically perfect in every way, right?
    i’ve been wanting to dress up as mary poppins for awhile. my husband said if i did, he would dress as chimney sweep burt…i gotta do it!

  35. Kirsten says:

    OMG – fabulous costume!!!

  36. Sasha Farina says:

    mandi! how fitting is this costume for you? PERFECTION!

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