It’s that time again: Halloween. Or, if you’re a girl, Whore-o-ween. I feel like Miranda in Sex and the City: “There are only two choices for women: witch, or sexy kitten.” There’s a great commercial on the radio right now for Callie’s Love Stuff (an adult “bookstore” in town) that advertise their selection of costumes: “Be a sexy nurse, a French maid, or the office tramp.” Yes, sign me up, please.
I had a few ideas for what I wanted to do for Halloween, but now, as the time dwindles away, I’m just not sure how to execute. I’ve gone the sexy route just once, my junior year of college when I first moved to Jacksonville.
I was supposed to be a pirate, but I looked more like a pirate hooker. Or the St. Pauli girl. (I had fishnets on just south of that picture crop.) Note: I thought my friend Mel looked great as Meg from Family Guy—I made those glasses out of pipe cleaners!
The next year, I went in something slightly warmer: a giant fleece fried egg.
My mom helped me construct that out of poly fill, fleece, and an old pillow case. My friend Toni was a pig. (Actually, not just any pig—the Cooter Brown’s pig!)
Fast-forward about two years and almost 50 pounds, and I wasn’t really interested in anything sexy. I decided on something that would be cute and mirror my fluffy feelings…but make it a positive.
Last year, Jonathan and I opted for a sickeningly sweet couple costume. Of course, you know we had to put our own spin on it.
The hottest power couple EVAR: Joan Holloway and Roger Sterling from Mad Men. I even made us title credits 🙂 (They have our characters’ names and then say, “as played by Summer M. Hunt and Jonathan E. Dorough” respectively.)
Another one of my favorite parts of Halloween is dressing up for the Rocky Horror Masquerade Ball. I have a fantastic homemade Magenta costume that I try to perfect each year.
Oh, wow…I looked ROUGH. But Erin (first picture) and Matt looked great. He’s such a fantastic drag queen. He calls himself “Tobanga.” (What can I say? We loved Boy Meets World growing up.)
Aaaaaand close up.
Last year’s was a little better.
That’s Joy, Amal, Jen and me.
And just me:
Are you dressing up this year? Have you ever been a part of a couples’ costume? And you HAVE to have seen Rocky Horror….right? RIGHT?!?!