Before we decided on this Nerds couple costume, my boyfriend and I sat for the longest time trying to think of a costume that we thought would stand out. Finally, he said it. “Why don’t we be Nerds boxes?” I thought he was joking at first, but after a while, I could see the idea in my head a bit.

We looked on Pinterest to see how other couples executed the nerds costume, but wanted to make it our own somehow. We decided that on the back of the box would have a list of ingredients including 40% cuddling, 10% arguments, 30% kisses; we are so cheesy! We thought it would give it a cute little touch. We started working on this project weeks in advance and it was intense. We had a lot of different steps to do.

We primed the cardboard boxes in white, painted them again in pink and purple, tried our hardest to cut out the letters for NERDS symmetrically, and so many more steps. We would just lay on the grass in my backyard and get to work. Our project truly brought us closer together. We learned how to cooperate with each other and work together to form great ideas. There were times when we both were like, “I don’t think this is going to work,” or, “this was harder than I thought,” but it was well worth it. I was so excited when we put together our nerdy attire to go with the boxes. We had our suspenders, dorky glasses, colorful hair dye, and matching shoes, all ready for Halloween. After all our crazy times with THE BOXES, as we called them, we finally finished with a book sigh of both relief and pride. We drove to Downtown Disney, which was filled with people at the time since it was Halloween. We were overwhelmed with so many nice people who complimented us on our costumes and even groups that wanted pictures with us. We felt like celebrities on Halloween! Looking back at it makes me smile. I am so glad that we had a chance to let our creativity run loose, and a chance to grow in our relationship as well. I loved every minute of it.