year after year, without fail, whenever this weekend draws near, women everywhere are faced with the age old dilemma:
which direction am i going to go with my
halloween costume this year?
(animal/comic book character/secretary/french maid/fairy tale or fabled character/cheerleader/nurse/etc of your choice)
a pre-packaged _____________ costume from party city or the grocery store or a gas station pop up tent?
(super mario bros? best idea ever! ummmmm no. cleopatra? cheapest, most see-through fabric ever. trust me on this one.)
or creative ____________?
(i know! i'll be pi. yup, as in 3.14259165! or an m&m! or the bird from twitter! or pull something from my closet that ends up looking like madonna or janis joplin or holly golightly, because that's what i have on hand. no wait! i'll put balloons all over myself and be a grape. yes. definitely a grape.)
check out these rad drawings by jillian tamaki
that so brilliantly illustrate the absurdity of it all...
my favorite is the "sexy first edition of old man & the sea". or "sexy inflammatory email". "sexy inexplicable melancholy!"
hell, i can't choose.
these are friggin genius!
i have been invited to a swanky halloween party in the
hollywood hills this weekend
(the kind where there's "security" and a "major guest list"),
to which i must wear a costume.
i'm trying to decide which way to go with it.
here are the ideas in my head thus far:
(which very well may change when i go to the store.
tomorrow. of course.)
chic joan of arc?
daemerus targaryen, khaleesi from hbo's game of thrones.
i'm a complete nerd. i know.
mad men style?
i've got the girls for it... and i've always wanted to wear a dress and have hair like this. and look at the purple hair! LOVE.
hmmm... still working on it.
my favorite so far, though?
these insanely cool roy lichtenstein looks come-to-life, created by karin stone for m.a.c. cosmetics!
are you kidding me?!
methinks i will need a trial run first, obvi.
hmmmmm. tomorrow night?
after i spend some time looking around for costumes and rule out
going as courtney stodden. or a kardashian.
are you dressing up this year? as what?
give me your best costume ever ideas... lets hear it!