October 18, 2012 CHLOE AND ZOEY’S HALLOWEEN COSTUMES! I have been SO obsessed with planning the Halloween dance and making the perfect costume that I forgot ALL about Chloe and Zoey. A while back, they asked me to help with their costumes, since they know I’m super creative, but it TOTALLY slipped my mind! Then yesterday Chloe left a note in my locker that read, “Meet me and Zoey in the janitor’s closet during lunch, and bring the list!!” I totally panicked!! “The list” was supposed to be a list of ideas for both of them…stuff I knew I could help them make…along with ideas to make it. But all I had in my notebook were a bunch of doodles and hearts around Brandon’s name. (Shhhh! That’s between you and me…and, well, everyone who goes online, which I guess is pretty much the whole world except my mom!) Anyway, when I saw that note I sort of FLIPPED OUT, because there was only one class left before lunch, and I had a test, meaning I really had NO time! So I just sort of scribbled some ideas down super fast. It looked like this: Ideas for Chloe: Ghost – White sheet and scissors Witch – Black dress and black hat Juliet – You can borrow mine! Ideas for Zoey: Vampire – Black dress and fake blood Clown – Colorful outfit and makeup Rat – You can borrow mine! OMG my list was HORRIBLE!! I mean could I get any more generic than a ghost with a sheet? They asked for my help because they think I’m creative. I may as well have told them to go as themselves…or each other! I felt SO bad. I mean, they’re SUCH awesome friends, and I was about to totally let them down!! When I got to the janitor’s closet, Zoey was like, “I can’t WAIT to see your list!!” Then Chloe said, “Yeah, that costume you made for Brianna is so awesome. You’re the best!” I felt super guilty then. I wanted to say, “I sure am! If you define ‘best’ as someone who sat around watching Tyra videos on YouTube last night instead of making your list!!” I was just about to pull out my notebook when I just blurted out, “The dog ate my list!” I wish I could say I said it in my head so no one heard it but me, but I really gave them the lamest excuse EVER!! They totally knew something was up, so I decided to just blurt it out. OK, so I made a big mistake and forgot to do what I said I’d do…but they’re my friends! I figured they’d understand. I was right…they were totally cool about it! Chloe even said, “No biggie! There’s a TON of time between now and Halloween!” She was so right. I don’t know why I was so nervous!! Once I told them I forgot, I felt SO much better. And as soon as I stopped panicking, I started thinking of a TON of awesome ideas!! We decided on a zombie bride for Chloe. All we need is a white frilly prom dress, which we can probably find at a second-hand store, and then some red paint to put on the front (so we can make it look like she ate a bunch of brains!) Then we can get some white gauzy fabric to make a veil. Super easy and it will look awesome!! For Zoey, we decided on a mermaid costume. I know how we’ll make the top…we’ll hot glue seashells all over a bikini top (which she’ll wear over a tight flesh-colored shirt so she won’t look practically naked!) But I have NO IDEA how to make the bottom part, with the tail! Do you guys have any ideas?? I think the costumes are going to come out totally awesome. I hope so, since Chloe and Zoey are the best friends EVER!!