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Thursday, October 22, 2009

nobody dresses as mother teresa

Halloween's coming up.

John and I have an interfaith marriage--he's always going on about how Halloween celebrates evil and he is a total downer at a ritual sacrifice. I do see his point--for me, Halloween is primarily about fun-size Butterfingers, and secondarily about dressing trampy, but there does seem to be a large percentage of the population that has decided that the way to observe this innocent Pagan holiday is to act like creepy sociopaths. Nasty! Let me dress like a naughty French maid in peace, won't you?

Last year I was a witch, and I was thinking I would repurpose my witch dress and be either a dementor or the Ghost of Christmas Future (same diff), but nah. But then I was stumped for a different idea. I thought we could go as KISS--John obviously being Gene Simmons, I'm Paul Stanley, Captain America is Ace Frehley, The Hulk is Peter Criss, Superman and Pinga are roadies--but I didn't want to ruin my good snow boots by painting silver teeth on them. I'd like to be a superheroine, but to look good it requires purchase of a costume from one of those theme stores, and that violates my personal code of ethics. And remember how I bought that awesome Russian furry coat from the D.I., and I was going to be Agent XXX? Well, the accessories (leggings, mukluks, fur hat, gun, Carly Simon CD) killed it. I don't like buying stuff I can't reuse. Also I don't have the same hair as Barbara Bach.

But then I went to Smith and Edward's and found some yellow rain pants for ten bucks, score, and I think I'll be a Jooky Sea Captain. Boring! But I do look pretty hot in them.

What are y'all going to be for Halloween? Come, share.

3 comments:

Jill said...

We have an annual Halloween party at my Mom's house. It's actually this Sat...and I have NO idea what we are going to be...wait, Mike is ALWAYS a nerd, but the rest of us have not a clue. What a loser Mother I am this Halloween!

richvm said...

Guess what? I still have your frankensteins bride costume!!!!! I am the worst friend ever! I'll get it to you- I've just so enjoyed hanging on to it for 3 years (maybe 4?)- I'm sooooo sorry. I'll probably just be the same old boring witch I usually am becuase I have a sweet black choir dress from college. My 3 youngest are going to be indians and Landon wants to be a blow-up sumo wrestler. I have the indians, but have no idea about the sumo suit. Times a wastin', but I'll wait till the last possible minute, I'm sure. Post pics of your costumes!

Bamamoma said...

Years ago (long before marriage) I bought a cute little lady bug costume for like $2. Well, Eden is just the right size for it this year so she will be a lady bug. I've made Phil a couple extra sets of black arms and so he is dressing in all black and going as a spider. I'm rounding out the insect family as a butterfly. I'm still trying to decide whether I'll have the appropriate six appendages or just be satisfied with the four I already have. Probably the latter. I bought wings at the dollar store. I have a skirt with butterflies all over it so I'll just wear that (and a shirt) and done. So lazy this year.