Hope everybody is having a lovely time being in costume. I’m enjoying it immensely.
Halloween is weird, where costumes are concerned. I dress in costume upwards of 20 times a year. It’s a pretty regular occurrence for me. DragonCon is, obviously, the biggest costume time of all, and so that sort of takes care of that for a while.
But then Blogless Lea’s husband and I host a Halloween party every year, and so I’ve got to come up with yet another, and it needs to be good (can’t have the host looking shabby in her own house, now can we?). Last year I totally copped out and did an incredibly tasteless “witch doctor,” which will never again see the light of day. It was a last minute, I’ve-got-to-decorate-all-the-things costume.
This year was another sort of last-minute costume, but was even harder to figure out because we didn’t do a theme party, and we held it on a Friday. So the costume needed to be (a) quick and (b) quick. We did a regular, run-of-the-mill Halloween party, and so I thought, “I have long hair and the knowledge of several spooky 60s-era television shows. I can do this!” A trip to the thrift store and fabric store and wig store down the street (not all the same store), plus about 30 minutes with a sewing machine yielded this:
(Yvonne De Carlos, you’ve got some competition.)
Husband worked late at the costume shop (as you might imagine), so I didn’t have a Herman to go with my Lily, but maybe there’s hope for future events. Anybody want to do a group thing at the ‘Con this year? It’s obvious who I’ve got dibs on.
I had on bat-covered leggings as well, but you can’t see them. It’s quite possibly the most comfortable costume I’ve ever made, and may actually see some use at DragonCon (in a total reversal of the usual arrangement).
If anybody who went to the party wants me to post photos of other costumes, let me know. I’ve got a few, but don’t want to embarrass people.
So then after that was the club and dancing, and then another party, and yesterday I spent some quality time catching up on the Vampire Diaries so that the new episodes make a little more sense. It’s kind of amazing how un-guilty I feel about that now that my house is really really clean.