What Does Your Costume Say About You?
It’s Halloween season! For me that means decorating the house, setting up the Halloween tree, and putting out my Halloween village.
It also means thinking of a costume.
Yes, I’m one of those who still dresses up at least once during Halloween, either because we throw a party or we go to one at someone’s house. I pride myself on being inventive when it comes to costumes, but let’s face it, as we get older there’s less time to make one. And now nearly everything you could want is at Spirit Halloween or online.
Not to mention, sexy/revealing/muscular aren’t necessarily the best choices after you move past the age of 50.
As a kid, I was pretty traditional. Ghosts, Spider-Man, cowboy, etc. In high school, usually I’d just put on a football or baseball jersey from one of my favorite teams. It was in college that I started getting creative (and by today’s standards, often controversial).
Over the years, I’ve put together some very original costumes, some of which won prizes at contests. Jesus on a cross? Did it. Pimp Daddy, with a few girl friends as my ladies of the evening? Did it. Zeus? Yep. Captain Picard with a brain injury? Been there, done that. John Wayne Bobbitt, post-accident? Yeah, that won a prize at a local bar!
As I got older, and the parties became more sedate, so did my costumes. Now it’s more likely to be a bloody surgeon, a Grim Reaper, or Jack Skellington than anything extreme. Quick and comfortable have become my costume buzz words. But there are still plenty of costumes out there that people buy/make that would cause you to do a double-take. Some examples of real costumes over the past couple of years (taken straight from catalog descriptions and online articles) include:
Naked Hillbilly (it’s a full-body costume!)
Sexy Raccoon (double why?)
Upside Down Man
Sexy Remote Control (who comes up with these?)
Sexy Subway Pizza Rat (I have no words)
And, finally, Sexy Donald Trump (I thought I had no words, now I really have no words).
All of these can be found by Googling “weird Halloween costumes” and “sexy Halloween costumes.” I’ve barely scratched the surface, and while I’d have loved to provide pictures, frankly, it was too much work. So have a ball and Google them.
Now, with all this in mind, what does your costume say about you? And how weird would you be willing to go?
Until next time … stay weird!