Monday, September 27, 2010

Costume Snobbery

Halloween is my favorite holiday. Costumes and candy, peeps, what more can you ask for? Throw in pumpkin baked goods and fake spider web and I'm there. The housemates and I have already got an elaborate party in the works for our place sunday night, but we're all also planning on Halloween extending into a three day weekend extravaganza with three different costumes. I found my people here, clearly.

So I've got plans for two out of three nights. Now, I know I said months and months ago that I was planning on being Mary Poppins for this halloween, but that's out. Cute, but I'm just not feeling it.

Instead, I'm inspired by this Martha Stewart to do Medusa one night, and inspired by this little girl's cape as an excuse to make a sassy one for myself and be a little red riding hood.

The problem is, I don't want to be that kind of red riding hood. You know. Black, underbust plastic corset with attached rayon wench-blouse and hooker skirt. (see stripper shoes, above. What the?) No way. I'm thinking about making a silly floral pinafore and a pouffy skirt and blouse like little retro folksy hood, instead of little-fetishy-porn-star-hood. Besides that, Halloween in Utah is cold. You make a cape and you've essentially made your costume a tailored blanket that you can wear in public. Score!

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