10.29.2013

Is it water on the knee? Operation!

Once October rolled around my mind went into Halloween mode. I am one of those weirdos who hates buying a costume (slutty nurse? no thanks.)



I could always resort to the pinata costume from last year again.

As I was talking with a friend one day he started joking that I should be the Operation board game, following the year I had. Uh, hello... GENIUS.


In the span of a single Saturday afternoon I hit up Walmart and Joanns, dyed some horribly ugly white faux Under Armour, and cut out all my "pieces", the next night I attached velcro to the red side, and adhered them to my new tan body suit using a mix of sewing and fabric glue.


I added a "popped balloon" piece to commemorate the good ol' lung collapse. Adorned my nose with a dab of red lipstick, added some 'tweezers' and I called it a success!


Apparently no one over the age of 25 remembers the board game Operation, and no child plays it any longer. So, basically no one got my costume. Womp womp.


(PSA: Fruit of the Loom's "WarmWear" is incredibly high rise and has a very awkward extra panel that could accommodate for an adult diaper maybe? I'm not real sure. Consider yourself warned.)

At least my niece loved it!
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14 comments:

Michelle W said...

seriously, no one got it?! i laughed out loud when i saw your instagram and thought it was pure perfection. your cleverness (is cleverness a word?) was not lost!

Amanda aka Manda said...

I loved the costume! Boo on those who didn't get it!

Kristen Lawlor said...

OMG awesome!!!

Krystal Butherus said...

I'm surprised no one got it! I totally GET IT! :) Awesome idea.

whitney said...

obviously it was a great costume.

i think we should bring the game back. we can do it. i brought BOOYAH back.

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

Awe your so crafty! That was a cute costume.. But why in the first pic are you in a mouse trap??

Aly said...

Such an awesome idea, I can't believe no one figured it out!

Whitney @ EHFAR said...

I'm 27 and I remember the game :-) Such a clever costume!

Mateya said...

You are so stinkin creative! I need a costume for work on Thursday and have no idea what to be. I hate Halloween for myself...I have fun with dressing Hayden up but I hate thinking of something for myself to wear!

Kirsten said...

I love the costume - and my son has, and plays his Operation game! Sad side story, I never ever had Operation growing up. Clearly scarred me for life

Jess said...

That is a genius idea for you! I saw it on IG and couldnt wait to see the whole thing.

Shannon Dew said...

You are so cute and so creative!

Rach said...

So clever! I totally love it!

Ashley said...

Whoa, best costume ever!! I can't believe no one got it!