So instead, I'm going to post vague photos of our Halloween costumes and beg you to play along.
I went to the thrift store today and fell in love with everything in stock. Do you know how hard it is for me to see racks of perfectly recyclable colorful/ vintage/ creepy costumes and not buy them all?
It's very hard, okay.
I think my obsession with costumes stems from growing up in a poor-ass household. When other kids were wearing highly flammable, silky, one-piece "Barbie" costumes, I was dressed like a geisha or a housewife, all made from my own wardrobe fixins. Growing up broke makes you resourceful. It also makes you want to hoard everything in sight, making for difficult and embarrassing situations at the thrift store during Halloween time.
Where am I going with this?
So this year, my office is having a theme for Halloween. And that theme is...........
Yes. That's right.
We all had to pick a Disneyland ride and not only come up with a costume for it, but also decorate our cubicles accordingly.
I'll admit that at first, this sounded like a cuckoo idea.
But being that I love dressing up, especially when I have a predetermined goal in mind, the idea soon turned into an obsession.
I'm just about done with my costume, and although it's pretty subtle in the spectrum of all things Disney, I'm very happy with it.
Here's a shot of part of the fabric. I know it doesn't show much, but I think it's pretty easy if you know the lay of the (Disney)land. Can you guess which ride I went with?
Eric's costume came together like a dream. We were at thrift store, looking for my Disney stuff, and I spotted this gem hidden amongst the coveralls and robes.
Can you tell who he's going to be? Hint: It's a pop culture character.
And last, we have Pearl. This costume is a complete surprise and she has no idea it's coming. That's partly because I love surprises and also partly because I didn't want her to turn down my awesome idea. With that said, I felt like this was a safe bet because I know she loves this movie.
Can you guess Pearl's costume? Hint: It's a movie character.
Do you have your costume lined up? Tell me what it is so I can get jealous and start thinking of ways to replicate it next year.