Costume Ideas!

“Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere. He’s gotta pick this one. He’s got to. I don’t see how a pumpkin patch can be more sincere than this one. You can look around and there’s not a sign of hypocrisy. Nothing but sincerity as far as the eye can see.” 

–Linus, from Peanuts

It’s almost Halloween! I can’t wait to relieve my children of their candy hoard, and to dress up like a sexy stegosaurus. If you haven’t chosen a costume yet, or you’re stumped about how to be both sexy and terrifying at the same time, or you just don’t have time to put together any kind of costuming because, life—here are some really practical, adorable, and fun ideas from Sharon Nilsson, owner of Pepper Grand Coulee’s Funky Trunk.

If you have some clever costume ideas of your own, or Halloween tips and tricks that you’d like to share, please post them on our Life in Chico Facebook page ( and show off your creativity! Trick or Treat 4Lyfe. -Sara



Mad Hatter 

Plaid pants, vest, plaid sports coat, colorful scarf as a bow tie, big hat with scarf attached and make a 10/6 sign. 

Model – Griffin Nilsson 














Overalls, plaid men’s shirt, cowboy boots, pig tails, freckles. 

Model – Jade Oates 












Rosie the Riveter 

Men’s denim shirt with rolled up sleeves, jeans, red bandana, bright lipstick. 

Model – Sharon Nilsson 













Cut up old pants, t-shirt & button down shirt; mess up hair; smear dark make-up under eyes and red around mouth. 

Model – Sawyer Nilsson 













Button-up men’s shirt, bow tie, suspenders, big pants, 3D glasses (pop out lenses). 

Model-Jonah Nilsson 



Sara makes the words happen.