I saw a picture of the painting “American Gothic” shortly before Halloween and thought it would be a really funny costume. My father-in-law made us the large picture frame that we carried with us.

My husband used his own overalls and blazer, and we borrowed the rake from a friend.  I bought the glasses at Party City for $2.99.

I wore my own black dress and made the apron from a scrap of fabric. I used sticky-backed craft felt to make a faux collar, and borrowed a cameo from my mom.

Add a bun and some solemn facial expressions and we were a huge hit!  People stopped us to take our picture all night.