Wow, the title of this post reminded me of all the Happy Hour posts I did way back when we first started this blog. Maybe it’s time to resurrect those on occasion!
Anyway … I’m dressing up and going to a Halloween party tonight. Honestly, I haven’t dressed up in a costume since I was a teenager, and that was a looooong time ago. So I went to a Halloween store last week and was disappointed to see that most costumes for women are more about being sexy than having fun. (Or am I just jealous that, as we’ve already established, I’m too old for mini-skirts and plunging necklines?)
I found myself looking at those skimpy outfits and wondering how women were supposed to stay warm. Is that a mother for you, or what? Clearly, costume designers don’t live in Minnesota where most Halloween nights dip down into the 30s and we’ve even had a blizzard or two. So I bought the first costume that looked warm and fit me.
Here’s a picture of it on the left. It’s called Midnight Bride. When I told a friend that I’d bought black lipstick and nail polish, she said I’ll look more like a bride of death. All I know is that I’m wearing long underwear and I’ll be warm!
Since buying the costume, I’ve to think it might been fun to have gotten a bit more creative and made something up. A look alike thing. I remember one Halloween a couple years ago, dressing up like Sarah Palin was popular. Last year, I saw a group of women dressed like the Village People. Lady Gaga might’ve been fun!
What about you? I’d love to hear some ideas. Are you dressing up for Halloween? Have you heard of any creative ideas this year for kids or adults? What’s the most creative Halloween costume you’ve ever seen?
And just in case you missed it, please check out Anna Campbell’s lovely reviews of my last three Mirabelle Island books at The Romance Dish!
Happy Halloween weekend, folks!