Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone!! BIG NEWS! Life Absorbed’s past Halloween photos made it onto Buzzfeeds top 22 Best Iconic TV Costumes for Halloween! My college group costume of Golden Girls made the list (I’m Rose), and so did last years Lamb Chop and Shari Lewis costume! How exciting!

Now I’ve given you some costume ideas in THIS POST¬†and even given you clues like this picture…


Can you tell who I’m going as? Jessica Fletcher (aka Angela Lansbury) in Murder She Wrote!




Here’s a breakdown of the costume:

The wig was $28 total from Wilshire Wigs ($5 off for buying off the mannequin). The sweater, shirt, and book were $7 total at Salvation Army. I spray painted the book and hand painted “Murder, She Wrote” using paint I already owned. The scarf was $12 at Marshalls, and the pants were $8 in the Target clearance rack. The socks, shoes and magnifying glass were recycled from 2011’s Nancy Drew costume. The clip on earrings were hand-me-downs from relatives. In total I spent $55 and hopefully I can reuse some of the elements (like my fun new scarf!).

I hope you all are having a spooktacular holiday! BOO!


Halloween Costume Ideas

Now that it’s October, have you started thing about Halloween? BuzzFeed has this great article showing funny group costume ideas. I love that Golden Girls made the list, as back in college that’s what my group of friends went as.


Can you tell that I’m Betty White?

In 2011 I went as…


Nancy Drew!

In 2012 I went as…


Shari Lewis (and that’s my boss as Lamb Chop)!

Can you tell who I might want to go as this year? Here’s a big hint…


She’s amazing and expect to see plenty of photos when I make the big reveal on October 31st! What are you going as? You’re never too old to dress up! Hit up your local Salvation Army to make a costume on a budget. Print out research and bring it to the store. I’ve found the thrift store employees enjoying helping with the search (as it’s something fun for them too).


Happy Halloween!

I had to share this years costume. Some of my past favorites have been Nancy Drew (’11), Betty White (’07), and Blindmellon Video Girl (’09). All were classics and this years has joined the bunch. Can you guess?

Do you still need more help?

I’m Shari Lewis! I hope you all dressed up for work and are having a fabulous day! You’re never to old for Halloween.