For the Spooktacular October edition (see what I did there? Spooktacular. Get it? Amazing, yeah?) I figured I'd get in the spirit of fall and Halloween while sharing five of my favorite "looks" from Halloweens passed.
1. When I was five, I dressed up as Princess Buttercup--or at least my version of her--because I was obsessed with The Princess Bride. At the time we only had a taped-off-of-TV copy of the movie. One of the commercials was for Michael Bolton's "When a Man Loves a Woman." This never casesed to make me feel funny, and not in a good way.
2. At six I dressed up as a ballerina, because I was hooked on The Nutcracker. I went on to take two eight-week beginning ballet classes at the rec center. I quit immediately after the second class, because no one else wore tights, a leotard, or tutu. If they weren't going to take ballet seriously, neither was I.
3. At six and seven (don't worry, we'll move out of the early years soon) I dressed as Princess Jasmine from Aladdin. Not because I loved the crap out of the Kim Kardashian of Disney princesses, but because the costume my mother made was pretty much the most bitchin' costume ever made. Bonus: It was still relevant in year two.
4. In fifth grade I dressed up as Cher from Clueless (notice a trend of where I found most of my inspiration as a child?). In hindsight, I'm not sure I successfully pulled off the look, but at the time I felt like a baller in my blonde wig.
5. At twenty-four, I wore my most political costume when I dressed as a BP oil spill worker. I'd just moved back from Texas and was more than a little bummed and pissed about my beloved Gulf Coast being destroyed. In addition to stealing a logo from the BP website and labeling a jug of spiked apple cider "water sample," I splashed black paint all over a white painter's suit, white hard hat, and a "Don't Mess with Texas" shirt. I raided my collection of personal protective equipment to complete the look. Totally bad ass.
|Fun fact: I used one of my leftover masks when I was|
refinishing the furniture I wrote about here, here, and here.
Your turn: What is your favorite Halloween costume from your past?
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