Wednesday, October 22, 2008

insomniac something theatre

Okay, yeah, middle-of-the-darkness, I know. I am up, though, and I have something pressing to discuss.

What are you all going to be for Halloween?


I haven't dressed up for All Hallow's Eve in a very long time (I think the last time was senior year of high school...I was Athena). Pic is going to be a monkey princess. Cardo is not dressing up (he's adamant). I want to be something! (Oh so many meanings behind that phrase, but I'm exhausted and can't/won't go into them now.)

I'm leaning toward witch. I haven't been one (for Halloween) since I was about five, I believe. I just don't want one of those thin plastic-like material costumes. And, I've decided, I want nothing to do with any of the women's costumes from Spirit (the Halloween warehouse thing). We went today, looking for a monkey tail and ears for Pic (didn't find them) and all of the women's costumes looked like something out of a cheesy macho fantasy. There was the overly-sexy nurse, the overly-sexy Snow White and the overly-sexy woman wrapped in Sugar Babies wrappers (I totally don't get this last one).

I'm just annoyed. Actually, when we walked in I announced, "Oh, look, my only choice for this Halloween is to be a stripper."

Okay, so I'm not really a prude, but there's a weird line, for me, between what is appropriately sexual and what isn't. I feel like Halloween costumes should be more than role-playing sex-games outfits. Sure, those costumes have their place, but not on my body. Maybe that's the problem here...I'm just insecure in my own body, but I feel like there's more.

Oh-freaking-kay. I'm exhausted and rambly. I'm still pissed about the costume selection, though.

So, really, what are you guys planning on being for Halloween? Are any of you going for the sexy look? How do you feel about Halloween costumes?


gunma-gal said...

I'm going to be a waitress from hell. I have a black dress that looks waitress-y, so I'm digging that out of my closet. Not too creative, but what can you do?

One of my favorite costumes from my past is Medusa. I folded a green sheet I have into a toga. I bought a few rubber snakes, chopped them up, made my hair crazy, bobby-pinned the snakes throughout my hair. Painted my skin green, not because Medusa is green (yeah, because she's real...), but because I thought it looked better. That's a cheap, easy, and creative idea, I think.

I don't usually like to buy the packaged costumes (I did buy one last year, though. It was a warrior slut, although the name on the package didn't exactly use that term. Yeah, anyway...) Growing up, Halloween was about creativity. One year, my parents made me a robot costume out of cardboard boxes, some sort of tubing that they bought at Home Depot, aluminum foil and a few bits and bobs. It was an awesome costume.

gunma-gal said...

Oh, I dress up every year. I never quite got over it. I think there was one or two years in high school where I thought I was way too cool to dress up, but I quickly got over that. :D I'm still trying to decide what to do this year. Sadly, I hardly ever hand out candy because I'm usually not home while the majority of the trick-or-treaters are out. That, and I always live in apartment complexes; I think parents drive thier kids out to all the big houses where it's more likely that the folks are handing out full-sized candy bars and other such riches.