It’s officially October and immediately I find myself getting excited for the end of the month.. Halloween! As I mentioned before I like to get out with friends and unlike most “normal” people who stop dressing up at the end of elementary school, my friends and I have yet to pass on a good excuse to get dressed up and have some fun. I’m going to dedicate this blog to the best Halloween costumes I’ve seen… or can remember seeing, and some of the favorites I have went out as in the past.
My all time favorite costume I went out as was two years ago when I became obsessed with the HBO series “Trueblood” and went out as the main character Sookie Stackhouse, forcing my boyfriend at the time to go as her vampire boyfriend Bill…oh, the things you do for love. I went a little above and beyond I guess and got a “Merlottes” shirt made, the bar she waitresses at and even carried around a tray of Trueblood “A negative” drinks my friend and I made out of Blackfly coolers. The only thing about these costumes was very few people knew who we were but when people did it was exciting! I almost want to go out as Sookie again this year and since she’s now single and so am I won’t need to force anyone to be a vampire with me. ..bonus!
At the Halloween party I was at this night I ran into someone who went out as the hand dryer you see in public restrooms. When asked what he was he simply pointed at the machine in front of him and said “I’m one of these!” I really liked this one because WHO thinks to themselves..I really want to go out as the public washroom hand dryer this year.
The four of us got different coloured wigs we ordered off eBay, and different coloured corsets and skirts we found at a little shop downtown. We bought a ton of candy and attached it to the costume using a glue gun. If you remember the candy buttons you can see we glued those individually all over the costumes. No slacking on costumes here! I remember the lady at the candy shop was so sad when I told her what I was using the candy for and she even offered some tips on how I could salvage some candy to eat after I wore it all night at a bar…yuck!
That night we went to the Steamwhistle Brewery’s Halloween Party where I saw the best costumes ever! I don’t remember who won best costume that night but I remember my favorite of the night. I ran into these two girls, I believe they were twin sisters and they were dressed as “Spy vs. Spy” from Mad magazine. Unfortunately I’ve misplaced the picture I took with them but one girl wore all white and one all black with the little spy hats and one carried a stick of dynamite and the other little round bombs. They were too awesome!
Hopefully this blog helped muster up some Halloween excitement in you and lend some inspiration to your costume ideas this year. 28 days left to get it together… good luck!