This Halloween was an EXTRAVAGANZA of candy gorging halloween fun, with not one but THREE halloween costumes to show for it!!
Now, when it comes to halloween costumes, I have one rule: No “sexy” anything. You know what I mean, that super annoying tendency for girls to deconstruct ANY archetype into a “sexy” halloween costume. Like, “I’m going to be a sexy parole officer”, or “I’m going to be a slutty nun” That kind of thing. In fact, I think the Sexy Halloween Costume industry officially went too far with this Naughty Nemo get-up. Yes, Nemo. As in, the CLOWNFISH from the animated children’s movie!! Ugh.
So this year I came up with a few fun costumes with no midriffs or garters involved….
COSTUME #1 – BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S
Was there ever such an iconic picture of beauty, grace, and sophistication as Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s? Dressing up like Holly Golightly made me want to be her forever. Seriously. I borrowed the accessories from my friend Kelle, but was able to finally wear this gorgeous vintage dress I snagged at a Thrift store a few years ago. I really think I’m going to need to find more reasons to wear this dress…and some pearls… and have a long, fancy cigarette holder (even though I don’t smoke) LOVE.
COSTUME #2 – TWEEKERBELL
A couple of friends of mine started a T-Shirt company called OFF KEY TEES (go check them out and prepare to be highly offended. That’s the whole point.) and someone commented that this Tweekerbell T-shirt looked like me! (frankly, I don’t see the resemblance) but it was enough to inspire this halloween costume (and also get a free t-shirt out of the deal ) Here’s the description of the shirt, if this doesnt describe me in this picture I don’t know what does! : “She’s getting up in the years. Those wings aint working like they used to. So she needs a little assistance. TADA, presto abracadabra, now she’s rockin robin, tweak tweak. She’s flying now, but will be crashing hard later. So be it. Who are we to judge. How many of us have been fairies going through a midlife crisis?” HA!
COSTUME #3 – TINY DANCER
There was a very long period of my life where I would have never considered this a halloween costume!! This was pretty much my daily uniform as very diligent Carolyn Dutra Dancer, and member of the Southern RI Youth Ballet company. Although I felt completely comfy in this little ballerina outfit, I kind of wish I had known the party I was going to was an urban party. I was dancing my heart out to all the amazing Hip Hop and R&B they were playing……and looked like a total nerd.
So another Halloween season is over, and I have to admit, after this marathon weekend, I’m exhausted! Another year to gear up for next time
I hope you all had a great Halloween too, and if you have any crazy stories, I’d love to hear ‘em!!