3.23.2011

"A" Costume

HELP!  Friday night is my last themed date function as a member of my sorority.  The theme is going to be "A-P-H-I."  Each pledge class is assigned a letter, ours is A.  So basically, I can dress up as ANYTHING beginning with the letter A.  My date and I have been brainstorming a bit.  Do any of y'all have good "A" ideas?

For inspiration, I thought it would be fun to show you some of my favorite costumes over the last 4 years!  Enjoy!

"APHI Vegas" Date Function, 2nd Year
MTG and Allie

Halloween, 3rd Year
Pink Power Ranger
CAE and Allie

"Red, White, and Booze" Date Function, 4th Year
I was a FIREWORK!
Allie and CPP

"Search the Student Information System" Date Function, 4th Year
Basically you selected a course and dressed up as it:  We were ANTH 2153:  American Indians
CAE and Allie

"Raiders of the Night" Date Function, 4th Year
I was an owl
KLT, Allie, CML

Do you have a favorite?

As you probably noticed, I've gotten a lot more into costumes this year.  I really want to make this last one special, so please comment with any and all "A" ideas!!

Additionally, I'd like to thank What Miss Loves  AND Sweet, Sassy, Southern and Classy for giving me the "Stylish Blogger Award."  I could not be more flattered, especially considering how new I am to this blogging gig!  The directions for the award are to:  1) Link back and thank the person who gave you the award 2) Share 7 random facts about yourself and 3) Award 5 other bloggers.  Read below for my 7 facts and the 5 bloggers I am awarding.


  1. I have grown up in the house my grandparents built when they were first married
  2. I played volleyball all through middle and high school, but sadly don't have the time to commit to a team here at UVA
  3. I have such varied interests that it is often hard for me to make decisions.  For example, I had a few meltdowns over trying to choose a major.  I ultimately decided on psychology, but know I could have been just as happy in many different majors (art history, anthropology, commerce, etc)
  4. I am an only child, however, when I was 11 we took in my 3 younger cousins because my aunt and uncle passed away.  Our family doubled over night.  My dad jokingly calls my cousins our big inheritance.
  5. I hate cats (sorry to any followers or blog friends that own and love cats)
  6. I'm very forgiving, so much so that it sometimes results in my getting hurt.
  7. I want to be a teacher, and maybe a few other things in the career world, but more than anything I want to be a mom.  I want two mischievous boys and a baby girl.
I award:  The Southland LifeShorely ChicLiving Life in LimboSoulshine, and Miss Southern Prep.  I had a really tough time just picking 5-- so many of you have wonderful blogs!  

Whew, this was a long one!  If you've made it this far, please don't forget to share any good "A" costume ideas!

36 comments:

  1. For the "A" costume....Hester Pryne-Scarlett letter....a big red A

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  2. Your blog is so cute! Thanks for stopping by and following, and that's so awesome that you know people who've been there too!! I'm super excited! Hope you're having a great week! Virginia

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  3. P.S. My two favorites are the power ranger and the fourth of july! So cute, I think you should dress up as...ariel, astronaut, aphrodite, angelina jolie, aurora (sleeping beauty), annie from the musical annie, airline flight attendant, or ABBA. Hahaha that is all I could think of...hope that sparks some sort of idea or helps a little! :)

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  4. Oooh, I am liking these ideas so far! Keep 'em coming!

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  5. Love the pics! They bring back some fun college memories. For your costume, you could go as A-listers... :)

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  6. I miss sorority functions. Ah, college. There are so many good things that start with A!

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  7. I love the red, white and booze! hilarious! I miss going to date parties and mixers so much, ah! thanks for the tag! Can't wait to do my post : )

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  8. Hello from your newest follower... cute pictures! And I love the A-listers idea. You could also go as Audrey Hepburn!

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  9. Ah...I know it is a bitter sweet time as your sister sorority time winds down! Have fun at this last themed blow out (what about going as Audrey Hepburn....you could be a very preppy Audrey) or what about an Apple Blossom...then you could wear something frothy, frilly in pinks and white???

    Thank for stopping by Southern Somedays...I am following you now!

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  10. The ANTH one is my favorite! Totally cute!

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  11. "Not a huge wine person"!?

    Please do not tell us that you would prefer "booze" or beer from a bottle, madam.

    "A day without wine is like a day without sunshine."

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  12. Love the party idea of choosing a class! I wish I had more theme parties to go to now, as I adored dressing up for them in college. You could go as an American--super sparkly and patriotic, possibly with a copy of the constitution.

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  13. Another "A" thought...what about Alice in Wonderland?

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  14. Hi! I love your blog, super cute! And I love the owl costume!A fun A costume might be an alien? It might be pretty easy to do as well!

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  15. Thanks for all these great ideas. And Anonymous, no I do not prefer beer! I prefer girlie mixed drinks, hehe. I have been gradually acquiring a taste for wine over the last year or so!

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  17. All of your costumes are adorable! The firecracker is my personal fave. ;) Isn't getting dressed up such fun?

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  18. Cute, such creative costume ideas! "A" for apple and he can come as a worm?...Or you can pin a bunch of beanie babies to yourself (Animals) and he can come as Noah's "Ark"?...2-second suggestions :D Can't wait to see what you come up with!

    xo-Julie

    Haute Khuuture Blog

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  19. Loved this post and getting to know you! can't wait to see what you come up with for your party!

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  20. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love new blog friends!

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  21. fun pictures! and congrats on the stylish blogger award...now following, hope you can too! i just started so i'd really appreciate the support :-)

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  22. hmmm well unfortunately my brain isn't working tonight, the only thing that comes to mind is Alvin and the Chipmunks haha.

    However I completely agree with wanting to be a mom first and foremost. That's me 100%

    Have fun finding your costume! Love UVA!

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  23. Why not dress as an "Avenger?" (or an Alien!) That would be fun!
    Enjoy and thanks for your kind comments today!
    Welcome to blog land.
    pve

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  24. You are rocking. Already at 80 followers.

    Cute costumes. Let's see...A...

    Airline stewardess, but a sexy one from the old days...more like "coffee, tea, and me"...did you see that movie with Leonardo Di Caprio where he posed as an airline pilot in the 70s.

    Angel, and I can't think of anything else right now.

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  25. If only you could dress up like an antelope! Or an asparagus! Or Abe Lincoln. So many options :)

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  26. Your blog is so cute! I love that Search the System theme, makes me want to have a social like that!

    What about going as a city - Atlanta, Amsterdam, etc, or even a state? You could wear assorted sports gear from their teams or something!

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  27. How about an Apple iPod? You could make all the apps out of cardboard and wear black leggings and a black top. Might be cute and super easy!

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  28. just when i thought i had decided y'all keep giving me more creative fun ideas!! look out monday for a reveal!!

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  29. I love the Red, White, and Booze theme--too funny! As for your A costume, what about Miss America, Ariel, or an amigo? Thank you so much for the tag! I'm swamped with work, so I'm hoping to post it on Friday, but if not, definitely Monday! Have a wonderful Thursday!

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  30. Your blog is too cute! Love it! Excited to see what you decide on! I'm also new to blogging! It's a great community to be a part of!

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  31. I thought of Alice in Wonderland and Ariel this morning, but now I see that has already been said.

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  32. Don't you just love dressing up? My best idea was Audrey, but apparently that wasn't as creative as I thought! (c: Yeah, if you're feeling super sassy, you could always go as the girl from "Easy A"...hahaha...but really, I have no idea what you would dress your date up as...a gay guy??? I hope you've seen that movie or this comment will make absolutely no sense!

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  33. Aw last function?! Mine's next month :( I'm a Pi Phi, I see you're an Alpha Phi!! Anyway, you asked how I embedded a TED video into my post. If you go to TED and look under the video screen it says embed video and there's a code. If you copy and paste it into the HTML version of your post, it should show up. Let me know if you have any more questions!

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  34. You are so creative! Such great costumes...
    I was an Alpha Phi too! Many years ago :) My best friends (who I talk about all the time on my blog) are sorority sisters. Enjoy your senior year!

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  35. Ahh and a fellow Aphi at that!! I was delta chapter. All of my costume ideas are centered around the phi part (i.e. Phi-line, Phi-fa soccer player, maPHIa, saPHIri... you get the idea). Good luck with the costume!

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