My mother would like me to put about seven disclaimers on this post. And an apology to all my grandparents and inlaws.
If you value your eyes, brain, thoughts, etc…..My deepest apologies.
To make this costume yourself…take it off. Take it all off. Time to frighten the children.
You can also use a nude colored bathing suit or a plain nude leotard with a whole bunch of mud (or dirt colored makeup). I’ll let you decide what we did 🙂
Also – it should be noted that LJ’s PSR went up after this experience.
OMG bahahaha. Mom of the year for real. Love this and your humor! xo
[email protected] says
This is awesome!!!!
Jennifer M says
OMG, I love naked & afraid… and you guys totally nailed it! Love that you added in the necklace and the bag… and that you mentioned the PSR. Seriously, this post made my day… LOL.
Katie, you rock! I’ve never commented before…love your blog / style. Your family is darling. This may be one of the funniest, most creative costumes I’ve ever seen. Thanks for the laugh!
Meghan W says
Katie – this is why I love you, your family and your blog! You go girl!
Tara S says
LOL Awesome. You made my Friday morning start off with a big smile. LJ’s face is priceless. You are so scary, its truly amazing. It also made me laugh because my kids are afraid to get dirty and I can partly blame myself for that. My daughter would freak out if I told her this is what we were being for Halloween.
Can we request a family picture, including Jeremy. HAHAHA Just kidding. (ok, maybe I’m not kidding)
Happy Halloween to you adorable and dirty family.
This is EPIC!! Laughing out loud in Starbucks right now. People are staring and I don’t care haha. This is sooooo funny!
You crack me up!! Love this.
Vanessa B. says
LAUGHED OUT LOUD! In a room full of people! Priceless.
You have been ON this week! Never have I loved this blog so much.
You win Halloween.
I almost spit my coffee out on my computer. That’s funny! Did you use a tripod or convince Jeremy to take this? Somehow the idea of Jeremy taking the picture makes it even funnier. LJ is adorable, as always! He’s giving me a serious case of baby fever.
Stephanie C. says
I haven’t commented on one of your posts in a very long time (although I certainly continue to enjoy them!). But I just had to on this one. This is brilliant and awesome. It made me laugh out loud. And especially because you included LJ. Well done!
Funniest thing I have seen all day. Thanks Katie!
Amanda - Ontario, Canada says
This is hilarious! Love how LJ looks so happy while you’re trying to be all cave-woman/naked/afraid.
Your posts totally make my day 🙂
This is HILARIOUS!!
This is too funny!
Jen Jones says
This is awesome! Bonus points for the baby necklace : ) Which brings me to a few N&A questions that have been bugging me (pun intended!). Why must they wear the necklaces? Are they little microphones? And the bag! Are they required to wear those all the time. It seems like it would be so annoying. Or maybe not compared to the leaches, mosquitoes, ants, & all the other creepy crawly critters I don’t even want to think about!
The show is awesome. You are awesome. Happy Halloween!
Katie, OMG that is so cleaver, so funny. Right up there with your Redneck Christmas card.
Love your humor!
Allison Cooley says
This is classic! I would not have the guts to do this! Love your sense of humor and your blog!
carrie eastman says
OMG hilarious! I love that freaken show!
Oh Katie. You crack me up!!!! This is awesome. And LJs face – perfect!
Well, that is an interesting life choice. (That’s Yankee for “Bless Your Heart”). 25ish years from now, I hope beyond all hope that this makes it into LJ’s wedding slide show.
You are hilarious — thanks for making me laugh today!!!
haha What survivor item did you take with you?! I would either take a fire starter or a pot. Although I did think the duck tape was clever.
Or for the more modest folk, keep the mud and dirt and add ripped up clothes for the walking dead. (Which is what I thought this was until I scrolled down!) LMAO
You are killing me! I don’t know what naked and afraid is, but this photo is awesome! I love your sense of humor. A reminder not to take life too seriously. 🙂
Katie Bower, you are my hero.
This is awesome. I laughed so hard when I saw it. You are so creative!!
Amanda S. says
I’m dying! This is too funny!
Hope Ward says
Bette @ Somerset Lane Blog says
oh crying out loud… that is freakin hilarious!
So freakin funny!!! Love that show! Love your blog. You are the funniest person on the net.
Hahaha!!! Nailed it!!!
OMG! Too funny! Had this grandma laughing out loud! Love how you go all in with/for your family. 🙂
ahahaha! This totally made my day!
You are a brave and hilarious woman, Katie Bower!
LAUGHING MY FREAKIN BEHIND OFF – Love it!
COPYING THIS! FOR SURE!!
Thanks for bringing such humor to the world. This is a great way to start the day before the weekend. Thanks for being you!
Amanda Kirby says
you. are. hilarious.
AWESOME!! I can’t think of anything better to describe this. Thank you for the laugh!
Love this!!!! Katie you are too hilarious!!!!
Anne Weber-Falk says
I LOVE IT!!!
Christina M says
Hahaha Tara! Your comment made me laugh out loud!
Katie – this is, just….awesome. So much love.
HAHAHAHAHAHA Almost burst out laughing at work. This is amazing. You definitely WIN Halloween now I want to see a video of you trick or treating like this just to see people’s expressions.
Best freaking Halloween costume EVER! Many years from now when LJ is grown and getting married, this photo will re-surface in the wedding video….
My sentiments exactly!
dying. this is amazing. 🙂
You are freaking hilarious! I am totally voting you went naked. Ha ha ha ha ha!!!
I always wondered that too!
xo – kb
Jeremy did it and we were DYING laughing.
xo – kb
jen m says
Better than your Jersey Shore Halloween and your Redneck Christmas. Amazing!
You are amazing! This made my weekend, too funny.
I cannot get over the blurring out of LJ too, it keeps making me laugh just thinking of it!!! I don’t know why but it’s just so silly and hilarious! I’ve never seen that show (is it a show? a movie?!) but appreciated the picture nonetheless!! I saw the comment that Jeremy took the pic … oh to be a fly on the wall (or in a tree I guess) during that photoshoot!!!
What does PSR mean?
Isabel Guerra says
OMG- Hilarious! Love the PSR comment. 🙂
His face is the best! I love how much expression he shows!
hilarious! i love that the baby looks like he’s roaring! lol
i seen this or glanced when i was skimming my fb and did not even notice who it was. Until i came on to your website to check on the blog and ohemgee…it was bowerpower. 🙂
This post + the last post = why you are my favorite!!!!
Jo Devoy says
okay, so foreign reader here – what does PSR stand for?
Love the costume… Although in our climate that would be naked, hypothermic and afraid! 😀
I love it! You even have the microphone necklaces! What was this for? Just cause? Either way cracks me up! I bet you were freezing!
So funny. You are hilarious!
Oh my goodness. You’re awesome!
I love it!!!
deb molstad says
I hope your neighbors know how to publish on youtube…I’ll be anxiously awaiting you going viral!
Jenni T. says
You are not right. But I did just show everyone and laugh my head off. Too funny girl too funny!
Toooooo funny for words!
Samantha @ Fabulous Fabris says
LOL! Too funny 😉
This is already really great, but you really amped up the hilarity with “I’ll let you decide what we did.”
Oh, I love this so much! You are too funny!! Wish I had the guts (or just less of a gut) to pull this off!!
You are a MESS. And I mean that in the most caring way. 🙂 Love it!
Oh dear God! I have never posted before, I’ve just silently enjoyed your blog from afar for several years, but this is just TOO freaking funny! You are bonkers!! I love when women don’t take themselves too seriously and act like goofballs now and then. Soooo…. uh…. is the boyfriend going to get naked for us too? 😛
You ROCK Momma!!!!
Jeanette @ Snazzy Little Things says
This made my laugh so hard I cried. Genius! Pure genius! And your baby is so happy being naked, lol!
Cannot stop laughing. Awesome.
I hope this gets pinned a million times. And yes I agree with the other reader, I want to see Jeremy’s pic!!!!!
Lora Greene says
I had a carotid endarterectomy on Monday morning..and haven’t laughed since, barely smiled. Until I saw this..I laughed until I almost hurt myself..Thank you for letting me know I’m still alive..Angels turn up in mysterious ways and all form of dress or undress. Thank you, thank you, and thank you..
Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage says
This is hilarious.
Nikki K. says
This just makes me love you even more! Just snorted out wine through my nose then cry/laughed until my husband had to see what caused my reaction. I truly appreciate your sense if humor Katie!!! BRAVO!!!
best “costume” EVER!
I’m still laughing! Awesome with a capital ‘A’!!
Hope your recovery is swift and easy!
xo – kb
PSR is Primitive Survival Rating…it’s a score that each person receives at the beginning of the show and by the time the episode is done, their score goes up or down 🙂
xo – kb
I’ll have to borrow this from Sherry – #backoffhesmine
xo – kb
Physician’s Desk Reference. Hollowed out. Inside, waterproof matches, iodine tablets, beet seeds, protein bars, NASA blanket, and, in case I get bored, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” No, “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.”
xo – kb
Primitive Survival Rating.
xo – kb
Ha! Gotta love The Office!
well played, well played.
You kick butt Katie Bower!! Seriously.
OMG… Katie!!! That is hilarious ~ ~ great job!! 🙂
OMG this is the BEST costume I’ve seen this year! Not to mention it’s one of my favorite shows!
Holy hilarious! Bravo – that was laugh out loud funny.
Carla B. says
The necklace is a microphone (since there’s nowhere else to comfortably clip a mic). I had to google that b/c I wondered, too!
I LOVE this post! Soooooooo funny! And LJ’s face… Well, his face is always adorable! 🙂
Halloween photo, or Chrostmas card? Either way, totally epic.
Well done Mrs. Bower.
Fallon is doing a hashtag #falloncostume, you should so find a way to tweet this photo with that hashtag