So, I'm sad and not sad.
My boyfriend, the beautiful and brilliant alsoMatt, is sitting to my left right now on a sewing machine working diligently on Halloween costumes for his room mates and himself. They are going to be heard of Amish. AlsoMatt hates the Amish for their failure to teach their children past 5th grade educations. It's one of the few things I have seen him get seriously up in arms about. But he likes their fashion, apparently. He's working on perfecting an in-line pocket and the proper pleats for the shoulders of a shirt. I'm really impressed And jealous beyond belief.
But he is not making a pair of overalls for me. Nor a buckle for my boots.
I'm not going to be in New York for Halloween. This will be the first time since 2005 that I have missed what is, without a doubt, my favorite holiday of the year.
I'll be on vacation with my best friend in Argentina. I know, I know: cry me a river. But seriously. My besty, though closer to me than anyone (including alsoMatt) ought try to be, is so completely different than me on one thing: he really dislikes Halloween, and we're not likely to go out--and certainly not with the kind of flare I'm used to.We both love candy, don't get me wrong, but I think the artifice of Halloween gets him down, me, I *love* it. Especially if I get to be something dirty, gross and evil.
So in honor of the coming holiday and the fact that I'm about to miss the chance at the last Saturday Halloween of my 20's, I'm going to look at some Halloween costumes that I wish I could do (maybe again). You'll notice that my idea of a great Halloween costume is not, as I like to refer to it, Themed Nakedness--as tasty as it is to see some people nearly naked.
First: a blast from the past: Zombie Soccer player.
Imagine, if you dare, this:
The result was so awesome. And it won me 6th place at the costume contest at the largest gay bar in Hong Kong (Propaganda--it's really fun), the spoils of which were a magnum of Moet.
I've always wanted to dress up like megaman, but It's never happened.
This guy does a shitty job. I think I could do better
Third, and perhaps the holy grail of Halloweenness (for me, anyway)...Twoface:
It combines costuming skill (the effective cutting and sewing of a full two-sided suit), and gory makeup, something I'm quite fond of. My best friend's brother actually did an amazing job of this a few years ago, but I'd love to spend a few weeks perfecting it for myself someday. Someday. *sigh*...
So, those are my Halloween ideas--I mean, besides all three in one: Former hero turned quasi undead half robot with shiny clothing... (too soon?)
What are yours?