OMG, I love, love, LOVE Halloween! I dressed as a prom queen, a dark angel, a lion tamer, the Mona Lisa and Hermione Granger. It started on October 20th – I chaperoned the school dance. The following Wednesday there was a costume party at the Dinosaur BBQ in downtown Syracuse; Saturday it was a house karaoke party and on Halloween, I did a day and night thing – school then costuming at Notch 8 in Jamesville. Why don’t we do this all year long? Halloween is just the most creative holiday. It is the best! So fun….
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.
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.
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.
And on Halloween night, I Trekked out in a store bought Uhura dress. Love Halloween. It is soooo fun!
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.
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.
I made the red riding hood cape and the Gryffindor robe. Paired them both with a white top and black skirt.
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.
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. <3
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.