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Halloween Dreams

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costume via Amazon.com, Sorel boots
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costume via Amazon.com, Sorel boots

This year I made a lot of dreams come true Halloween-wise.  I have wanted this Wonder Woman outfit since I saw the movie last year.  I scoured the Internet, specifically Amazon.com and found every piece of this costume except the boots.  And they were on a ridiculous sale at saksoff5th.com – an additional 30% off the sale price.  I love them!

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BCBGMaxAzria jacket and pants, Cinq a Sept top, Michelle DaRin jewelry, Calvin Klein booties

My Calvin Klein patent leather booties made three appearances this Halloween, the BCBGMaxAzria cropped pants, two!  And that split sleeve jacket worked its way into two costumes as well!

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Free People jacket, BCBGMaxAzria top and pants, Calvin Klein booties

I chaperoned the Halloween dance at school, went to a party at Wildflowers Art Gallery, danced to the disco band Fondu at the Rocky Horror event at The Palace theater and sang karaoke at my friend Jimmy’s annual Halloween bash at his home.

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BCBGMaxAzria jacket, top and shorts, Calvin Klein booties, Fossil bracelets

But my favorite dream, even more amazing than being Wonder Woman for a day, was dressing as a Mousekateer at school.  I used to watch re-runs of the original black and white TV show when I was a kid and I have always wanted my own Mickey Mouse hat complete with red satin bow on top.  The leather skirt was the very last they had at Freepeople.com.  It was a size 0 and miraculously fit perfectly.  Thank you, Maria at SewMaria Boutique for giving me pointers on how to attach the letters to my sweater (dry iron – no steam).  It was scary because the spare top I had is cashmere and that turtleneck is far too itchy!  I was praying to not mess up, lol, and yes, it all worked out.

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Panreddy sweater, Free People skirt, Mia shoes

Lately, I’ve been living by the mantra “everything is always working out for me.”  My mom even had three Mickey Mouse dolls to choose from, which would seem so random, but then again, she has everything.  Like you could ask her to produce a yo-yo circa 1972 and it just magically appears inside the kitchen junk drawer.  Nothing is really a coincidence.  Life is truly a dream.  Living a lucid dream.

Halloween 2016

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This year my Halloween choices were varied.  I wore the Rose from Titanic gown that I sewed last millennium from a McCall’s pattern to the Halloween dance at school.  I paired it with my black Banana Republic suit jacket.

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Last Friday night, I went to a dance party and wore this Jill Jill Stuart gown in combination with some wings to be a dark angel.  Loved this one since it was a new idea.  I bought the wings at Party City the day before.

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On Halloween, I did a modified Frida Kahlo sans ‘stache using clothing from my closet – the new Free People top and my BCBG Max Azria leggings.

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And on Halloween night, I Trekked out in a store bought Uhura dress.  Love Halloween.  It is soooo fun!

Halloween is Here

I was always jealous of my elementary friends who took piano lessons.  That and ballet.  I wish I could play the piano.  Maybe someday I will take lessons now that I can pay for them myself…. Back in the ’70s, we used to have one of those little organs with numbers for keys.  It was in the dining room.  To play Silent Night you hit 5-6-5-3, 5-6-5-3, 9-9-7, 8-8-5, 9-9-8-7-6, 5-6-5-3…

Kathy and I would write songs on that stupid thing. One went like this:

Halloween is here

Halloween is here…

Wish you could come another night

Wish you could come some other night

Wish you could come another night

Yeah, oh, yeah….

Lol, I don’t know why I can remember that when I can’t even remember where I put the postage stamps I bought two weeks ago!

I had a fantastic Halloween this year.  It really is my favorite holiday because it is the most creative one.  People really rise to the occasion!  I wore four different costumes this year.  I went to three different parties – the school dance included.

BCBGMaxAzria T-shirt, Calvin Klein jeans, BCBGGeneration booties
BCBGMaxAzria T-shirt, Calvin Klein jeans, BCBGGeneration booties

My costumes consisted of props with regular clothes.  I bought the angel wings and halo years ago and popped them on and off – the party was the previous weekend and so I was able to go out afterwards to meet friends without the burden of going home to change – easy peasy.

BCBGMaxAzria T-shirt and skirt, Ralph Lauren boots
BCBGMaxAzria T-shirt and skirt, Ralph Lauren boots

I made the red riding hood cape and the Gryffindor robe.  Paired them both with a white top and black skirt.

BCBGMaxAzria T-shirt, Banana Republic skirt, Lord & Taylor tie, Mia shoes
BCBGMaxAzria T-shirt, Banana Republic skirt, Lord & Taylor tie, Mia shoes

The fortune teller garb is a peacock-patterned caftan.  It’s Rachel Roy.  I paired it with an old silk scarf I bought back in my Co-Manager for The Limited days, which makes it an almost thirty-year-old fossil.

Rachel Roy dress, Ralph Lauren boots, plus Banana Republic T-shirt and Champion shorts underneath
Rachel Roy dress, Ralph Lauren boots, plus Banana Republic T-shirt and Champion shorts underneath

I wore almost every necklace in my arsenal and carried my Magic 8-ball.  It is really quite amazing how people can believe you are what you pretend to be.  Everyone wanted to know about their love lives, which was pretty funny.  I wasn’t able to give everyone a positive response.  The heart wants what it wants, but the 8-ball says what it says.  That’s magic for you. ❤

What does it say about me that I picked magical beings as my alter ego(s)?  Angel, fairy-tale character, witch and occult practicioner….  I guess I just love magic.  Love when reality is magical.  Love that you can make magic happen sometimes.

Halloween, for me, is fun – not scary.  I don’t really like the scary, although I did see a “horror” movie last week.  It was the 1961 cult classic, The Mask in 3-D.  It was playing at the Capitol Theater in Rome, NY.  And I actually loved it.

So maybe I’ll go scarier next year.  I am still planning to do a Carrie thing.  I have the perfect old bridesmaid dress from 1978 and a tiara. Just need to get my hands on some fake blood and I am good to go.

You know, why wait until next year?  It’s so fun to dress up.  People should walk around in costumes more often.  They really should.