Being Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall was by far the most time intensive of any Halloween costumes I've experienced. And even if nobody really knew who we were (besides our friends, everyone thought we were "people from black and white pictures?"), we loved being Bogie and Bacall so much that we're already thinking of excuses to do these costumes again!
Our outfits were inspired by the famous couple in the movie where they fell in love- To Have and Have Not, which is also a story by Ernest Hemingway. We really wanted to look like we had just stepped out of a film noir movie, so we painted our faces with gray stage makeup and eyeliner, and I sprayed my hair with silver hair paint. My gloves, Phil's shirt, tie, trousers and shoes were already in our wardrobes, but I headed to the thrift to find the trench, my suit, shirt, and shoes. Our hats and my tights were purchased at retail price, but I figured they were things we would wear again, so it was totally worth it!
I'll tell you what, I had loads of fun reenacting this scene, but I must be honest- wearing all of that grey face paint was quite a pain! It was getting it on everybody's faces, on my camera, my phone, and I swear my face itched more that night only because I couldn't scratch it! Ha! But looking at pictures of us, in grayscale, standing next to someone else in color- totally worth it!
L O OK C A R E F U L L Y ! T H E S E A R E C O L O R P H O T O S .