Thursday, October 27, 2011

Cavalcade of Costumes

Holy moly, I love Halloween.

I live my life in a perpetual state of dress-up and adore any excuse to get gussied up in an unusual fashion. In the spirit of the impending holiday, I bring you my Halloween greatest hits!

2007
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The most bearded lady and strongest man you've ever seen!

Life's a circus and I'm the one in the unitard. The strong man is one of my favorite costumes because:
a. I made that leopard print onsie out of a children's tiger costume.
b. It was insanely comfortable.
c. It involved wearing a mustache.

Comfort and amount of facial hair are key factors in any costume.

2008
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If you look closely, you can see my diamond wedding ring.

This is Eva Braun, Hitler's ill-fated wife. As Eddie Izzard says, their honeymoon ended with Adolf in a ditch, covered in petrol, on fire... Very romantic. Honestly, I had just bought this dirndl and was all in a tizzy to wear it in public and didn't want to be a beer wench. So, there you go.

2009
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How's this, Warhol?

And here we have Twiggy, a last-minute costume composed of items I had laying around the house.

10/30 makeup
Super snaps to my makeup artist, my momma!

2010
Frida Kahlo
Frida be you and me

Another favorite, Frida Kahlo! I love her art and her ideas and her look. Plus, the multiple layers were great barriers to the cold and it's awesome to rock a unibrow.

Frida Kahlo

At one point, a flamboyant man in a fashion police uniform came up to me and said, "Frida, right? You look fabulous! No ticket for you!" Best experience ever!

This year,  have no fewer than three Halloween costumes on tap so keep an eye on my personal blog, Pump Up the Frump, for impending photographic documentation!

What are your favorite costumes? Do you have a go-to outfit or do you like to innovate? Share your thoughts!

1 comment:

Becky said...

This year's costumes are here!
http://pumpupthefrump.blogspot.com/2011/10/halloween-times-three.html

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