Monday, October 26, 2009

Be Someone (or something) Else

Don't worry, the title of this post is meant to be deceiving. We really do want you all to be yourselves. I'm just talking about Halloween.

I know it. I'm super attractive.

I love Halloween. It is my second favorite holiday (trumped only by Christmas) because it lets me dress up. I have always been a fan of dress ups. My next door neighbors had all sorts of dress ups and I'm pretty sure I wore them even when we weren't playing a game that required dressing up. Sitting watching a movie? Yeah. Of course I wore a fake mink stole and petticoat. Who wouldn't?

3/4 of Teen Girl Squad and a dead bride - I swear these are really good costumes and not just white t-shirts.

Now that I am an adult, I jump at any chance where I am allowed (even better, encouraged) to dress up and still be considered an adult (who is not crazy). I am happy to play dress ups with my nephews and niece and even happier to make things for them to play dress ups with. I start planning for Halloween months before, waiting for the perfect inspiration then gathering materials for a costume.

A Halloween masterpiece. Dyno Attacking an Angel with a Pumpkin.

I like to do something different each year so I don't get bored...and because I really like the "gathering materials for a costume" part. I like that part so much, I do it for my nephews as well (this year's costumes are "boy witch" and black cat).

Really, though, I love Halloween because it gives me the chance to step outside of my comfort zone. I hate stepping outside of my comfort zone when I know other people aren't doing the same thing. Halloween is the one day where I know everyone else feels and looks just as crazy as I do. It's refreshing and fun.

Need a costume for three? How about The Fates? That's us with Cleopatra and a Black and White film star. I made those greek costumes out of bedsheets and cheap dresses from the thrift hand. We are all lucky they did not fall off our bodies while we were dancing, because that is definitely something I was worried about.

Also, fake eyelashes. Fake eyelashes are the key to any costume and the most important ingredient when trying to achieve Halloween loveliness. Try it out this year, I promise it is worth it.
Notice the luscious lashes? Fake. Totally fake. Also, amazing.


Meg said...

Hahaha. I was totally thinking about doing a post along these lines. Also, I don't have that fabulous first picture of us! Did I not get your Halloween pictures? Tragic.

Three cheers for dressing up! I can't wait for this weekend.

Heidi Marie said...

fake eyelashes are my favorite :D