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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Wednesday Question


First and foremost, I think I speak for all of us when I say that our hearts go out to everyone on the East Coast right now. I hope all of you are safe and warm and that there is a return to normalcy for you very, very soon. 

Since the Wednesday Question falls on a holiday this week, I thought I'd ask a Halloween question. I realize that many of you are not partaking in Halloween celebrations this year so I'm going to pose this question in two ways:

If you are/were planning to celebrate Halloween, what is/was your Halloween costume? And  if you're not celebrating Halloween "just because" this year, do you have a Halloween costume idea that you would make a reality if you WERE celebrating? I'd love to hear any/all answers, whether they're real or imaginary!

I'm not dressing up this year because Mr. G and I are currently obsessed with watching Season 1 of Homeland on DVD (it's on sale at Target this week!) and we're powering through the last four episodes tonight. But if I were dressing up for a party or something like that, I'd probably go as my lazy easy default costume: an identity crisis. You just wear normal clothes and stick those "Hello, my name is..." badges from Office Depot all over your body and fill out each sticker with a different name: "Mary", "John", "Rick", "Sharon", etc.

18 COMMENTS:

  1. I dressed up for an early Halloween this weekend. My boy and I went as Captain Hammer and Dr. Horrible. :)

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  2. I can't do anything tonight because my area was affected by Sandy but I'm still dressed as Harley Quinn today!

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  3. I was Zombie Alice in Wonderland at one party, regular Alice in Wonderland at the next party, and tonight I am channeling Brigitte Bardot. I usually wear black, lots of mascara and eyeliner and almost always have messy hair, so it's perfect.

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  4. Halloween just isn't really my thing. I haven't really dressed up since I was young. I've done some half assed "costumes" in the past, but only because I felt like I had to in order to go to a Halloween party. I love how creative other people get with their costumes, but it's just not something I do.

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  5. Thank you for asking, you are such an awesome person G. You can see who I will be at my party tonight on my blog, I would love you and every one of your friends to come! Anytime after 6pm pT.

    I hope you have a smashing pumpkins kind of night with the hunny! You should know, I enjoy your blog so much!

    G. Have you seen Revlon Ruby Ring in person or in swatches yet? I just blogged swatches yesterday in case you missed it. I love it so much!

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  6. I didn't go to a Halloween party this year, so no dress-up for me. If I had the time and money, though, I would rock an Ursula costume from The Little Mermaid. I'd even sing "Poor Unfortunate Souls" with gusto.

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  7. I haven't dressed up in years, too busy with the kids costumes. I just have one little enough left, she is a vampire this year. It's her first "scary" costume. I do have a medieval lady costume packed away for "emergencies" just in case I ever need one, LOL. Super easy cause it has a head cover so no major hair issues.. covers your whole body pretty much.. and no major makeup requirements either.

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  8. I have a stash of dance costumes and theatre costumes from my daughter to rummage through every Halloween. We generally have at least one party to go to. This year we were pirates! I love talking like a pirate, but to be honest 2 minutes after the obligatory photos were taken, the hat and eye patch were off! Happy Halloween, all!

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  9. when i was young we never celebrated halloween, dressed up or gave out candy. once older i went non-scary trick or treating with friends in whatever-u-can-make-out-of-stuff-in-your-closet costumes. now that im 22 and all my freinds are going to party's... i will be staying home :/
    I have this irrational fear of People in Costumes. not like "pirate" or "witch" but the costumes u actually have to get into that come with a full body suit.i once broke out in tears at a scholastics book fair when clifford came within 5 ft of me... but i so wish i could dress up as a super cute lion!

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  10. I'm not dressing up this year but I'm usually a vampire. I think I make a pretty realistic one, ha!

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  11. I'm dressed up at work today as Marilyn Monroe, lashes and all. But to keep it work appropriate I am casual Marilyn. With jeans, a 50s style sequined sweater and my sparkly Toms. It's a hit!

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  12. My last minute costume is just a pair of realistic Vampire fangs, all black wardrobe and smokey eye with vampy lips. I only found out a couple days beforehand that I would not be working tonight. I wore the fangs to the cinema on Monday (a Dracula double feature) and it was completely worth the price to see the girl at the concession stand do a double take! I haven't done a Vampire costume in many years, because that was my stock costume throughout most of Junior High and High School. Usually with plenty of fake blood.

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  13. My costume this year was a "Gore-met Chef" - basically a zombie in a chef outfit. I found the costume on Amazon, then added a bloody plastic cleaver and did my own zombie makeup. I successfully freaked out my co-workers, hurray! My fiance is dressing up as Captain Hammer for a party we are attending :)

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  14. I am an off-duty/sexy disco Star Fleet officer (The Next Generation, of course)... because at my local thrift store I found an amaaaazing jump suit, presumably a dance or ice skating costume, that looks like a sparkly one-sleeved version of a uniform. I only had to add a communicator badge! I'm very proud of it. (photo evidence: http://tinyurl.com/ag228gn) I love Halloween costumes!

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  15. I'm not dressing up, but if I were I wold be a character from Doctor Who!

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    1. I went dancing Saturday and the dance caller was a bit concerned when he saw two Tardises in the first grouping! I threw together a raffia skirt and tankini top so I could be Spring Break w/o overheating. At another party I was dressed as a referee (striped top, whistle, red and yellow "flags"). And to hand out candy tonight I just put on a pointy hat, a long black skirt, and a creepy voice to match the "candy cauldron" (stockpot).

      But if time & money were no object! Oh, so many choices, and I bet it would change every day! Some silly character or object... bonus points for a curly black wig, because I'd have to deep fry my own hair to get it to do that.

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  16. Went to a party a few weekends back. I'd spent 2 weeks making a realistic chicken costume for the hubs (his request). I think 5 feather boas were sacrificed and who knows how much hot glue. So, I threw my costume together in an hour... I was a jellyfish. One of those umbrella hats, plus battery powered LED lights, some strips of bubble wrap and gauzy fabric. I bobbed around the party and everyone loved my outfit, but I kept saying ,"the chicken! the chicken!" because it took FOREVER to make. I think I'll be sweeping up feathers until next Halloween. Have a good one, everybody!

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