Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Costumery

I love Halloween! I haven't always loved Halloween, but I do now. It's the perfect time of year to behave in a manner you wouldn't normally behave the rest of the year, women get to dress like sluts and get away with it, guys can don new identities and play super heroes and kids get candy for free. Don't get me wrong, I realize that Halloween is "supposed" to be for kids, but if you look at the history of Halloween you'd see that it was always adult oriented, until Hershey got hold of it - OK kidding about the Hershey remark or am I?

Halloween is a true pagan holiday that has not morphed into a Christian holiday and I love it simply for that fact! Then I get to add in my mad costuming skills and it gets better! Through the years, my design and sewing skills have definitely improved and since I started making costumes I have held firm to one principle - Never wear the same costume twice! That being said, I have a crazy costume closet. Through the years I have been, Yvette from Clue, a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader, a Vampire, a Witch, a Musketeer and a host of others. This year I'm torn between Little Dead Riding Hood or a Goth Ragdoll. Either way I'll be wearing the black corset I wore at Burning Man, and I promise to post pictures when I figure out which one I'm going to do.

The great thing about this year for Halloween; I'll be celebrating the week before in Chicago with two parties, one at Bon V and a private party downtown, then flying to SLC on October 31st and partying with the friends at Chippy's place! I can guarantee two things for SLC 1) TA will dress up as some obnoxious male character (Vic Binnion, Cletus, Brew Crew or possibly Coco) and take that opportunity to molest unsuspecting females and 2) Ed and Janice will have some sort of fabulous couples costume.

Since today is the 1st of October, my deadline is fast approaching, be prepared for a lot of whining!

**UPDATE**
Ok, just found out via e-mail from the host; the SLC party is being hosted by couples. COUPLES! FUCK ME! I asked the host if there was going to be a sequestered spot where all singles will be banished, because dammit I need to plan appropriately for my costumery! I figure there are two places for the singles to remain out of sight (because you know how couples hate seeing singles having fun, it reminds them they're only allowed to sleep with the one they brought to the party) 1) the low-ceilinged basement is not good for the platform black boots that may become part of my costume or 2) the scary garage loft that is not conducive to any sort of heel and it's cold which means I would need a coat at all times and then nobody would see my awesome costumery!

9 comments:

Summer said...

Yay! I am so excited you will be here for Chips party! I was at one of the planning meetings and I am so excited. It is going to be one of epic proportions!
Man, I wish I could play in your costume closet. I have no idea what to be this year.

kel said...

I won't believe you have mad costuming skills unless you can make me a costume that makes me look about 5 inches taller and 10 poundslighter? Thanks!

Nilsa S. said...

I am one of the few people who could care less about Halloween. Even as a kid, I hated dressing up. So now, my fiance and I just hide out hoping nothing hideous happens outside our home.

"The D" said...

I HATE Halloween, always have.

hated the stress of choosing a costume. getting dress hours before the arty rocks in my pillow case instead of candy.

Don't even get me started on the crappy candy.

Summer said...

WTF? I was planning on bringing all my single girls to the party. I'm confused now. None of us are going to want to wear coats either. Not to mention that if there are any single guys there, they wouldn't want the girl all covered up. It's national dress like a slut night!

Laura said...

Couples? Really? People actually do that? Do people who do that realize that not everyone is coupled or wants to be coupled? And what kind of fun is it to go to a couples party as a single? Yeesh.

The whole SLC party sounds like it's going to interfere with the costuming. Gah, I'm starting to feel the stress in my face.

And, if you're taking votes, my vote is for the Gothic Ragdoll.

Princess Pointful said...

Last year I was the Paperbag princess... possibly my favourite costume ever. I need to get my costume hat back on.

Sarah Bellum said...

Couples? Blah. I always thought Halloween was for random hook ups. Wait, is it the swinger kind of couples?

I'm just thrilled you'll be here for my birthday. It might just give me the incentive I need to plan something.

lindsay said...

you are such a drama queen. it is so not hosted by couples. dork. and come on i do this for a living. do you really think i wont have 45 firepits and at least 20 heaters on hand. come on this is me we are talking about here. when have my parties ever sucked.

p.s. if you hook up with some random dude i will eat my shoes.