(As you will realize soon enough, this is an older article as well, which I have dug out from my nearly endless fundus of articles I wrote once upon a time! Since Halloween conveniently falls onto my posting day this year … and will probably more or less not exist in this pandemic … I thought, hell, why not post something to dream of better times … when life will be halfway normal again! So, enjoy this little narrative!)
Today is the day! The day when the craziest people are not crazy anymore! Gothics, punks, vampires, Paris Hilton, the Kardashians – all of them -, Donald Trump … they all will look normal again!
It’s Halloween and I hope you have got your costumes yet! Have you? If not you might be stuck with plush Easter Bunnies or Santa Clauses like I nearly did the previous year. I’ve certainly learned from my past mistakes and started looking for a costume in time. And when I’m talking about “in time” I mean early summer! Yes, early summer, what else! No matter where I was, at home or abroad, wherever I saw a costume or costume rental store I stopped the car – nearly causing accidents in the process, parking where I shouldn’t have, paying too much money for too many parking tickets – and did some looking around! I was in Halloween / Carnival heaven, being amazed ever time again at the endless racks of all kinds of costumes in all kinds of sizes! Superheroes, supervillains, from 18thCentury gowns to psychedelic Austin Powers outfits, Scooby Doo to fat tourist costumes, zombie to princess … whatever you can think of!
Last year I played a vampire victim, so this year I want to look as scary and creepy as possible!
As you can imagine it took me several trips to my now favourite stores to finally being down to two costumes: the ghostly white creepy ghost or the bloody creepy zombie! Tough choice! Especially since I really liked both of them a lot. Was there any way to combine both of them? Can a zombie become a ghost? After all they are both dead! Just with the difference that a zombie is able to walk around with decaying flesh, looking for fresh flesh while a ghost floats through the air and unless it’s a mischievous ghost it doesn’t really hurt anyone.
Alright, I guess I’ve been watching too many horror movies and “Walking with the dead” episodes. But with Halloween coming up one has to be prepared!
I took the regency ghost costume – yes, I admit it, I so like vintage style costumes – and packed up on lots of white makeup, blood and fleshy stick on pieces. Yes, this time I’m gonna look outrageously creepy!
Proudly I stored my new purchase in my closet and guess what? A few days back I received the invitation to this year’s Halloween party at my friend’s place. The theme? Casablanca! Can you believe it? I finally have a totally cool outfit and now I can’t wear it! And will spend the next three days hunting for a glamorous 40s outfit! Good luck with that!
Wish you all a happy Halloween with scarier outfits than I will be wearing! XOXO, MJ