One of the girls I play volleyball with is throwing a Halloween bash and invited Wayne and I. GREAT! I love parties, I love Halloween, and put them both together? That’s my kind of party!
But to actually go to a party also gives me the excuse to buy a new costume.
“But you already have one, Courtney. That one you wore for the giveaway drawing.”
True. I do have my Maverick Saloon Girl costume. But there was a reason you could only see me from the neck up. It doesn’t quite fit in all the right places.
“So make one.”
I’d love to. There’s just this tiny problem of no patience for all that.
Although, there are some ready made pieces at Pyramid Collection I sort of have my eye on that could be manipulated into some kind of costume. Buckled skirt, ruffled bustier top, maybe even the black suede weskit, with the steampunk buckle jacket and the polar explorer sun goggles. Add on a white scarf and voila…Steampunk Aeronatress!
Trouble is, all those pieces add up to one hefty costume pricetag!
So I started looking at all the online Halloween stores after I went to some local ones and didn’t find what I was looking for. (I’m thinking something Victorian/Edwardian or Moulin Rouge-ish.)
Of course, what catches my eye? The most expensive ones!
Like the Burlesque Babe costume. It’s pink, cute and sassy! And that hat? I want that hat!
But you know, I have found some possibilities that are more in my price range.
For instance, the Masquerade Queen costume. It’s kind of a dark costume. (I either go for the racy saloon girl/cancan girl costumes, or funny ones. I’ve never been anything like a witch or ghost before. The change might be fun!)
The Lady in Waiting ensemble appealed to my dark side too . Waiting to suck your blood…
Another costume I could sink my teeth into if I’m willing to go slightly above my price point (but not all the way up to Outrageousville like I would for some of the first costumes I mentioned) is the Tales of Old London Harlot costume.
(If you’ve noticed a theme…that I gravitate towards saloon girl/prostitute/ladies of the evening type costumes, you’re right! Apparently beneath my cute exterior and innocent voice lies the heart of a whore! One who feels the need to strut her stuff on Halloween when all the other freaks come out to play!)
Although, I have to admit I’m kind of partial to the Charleston Charlie getup. (Which is weird, because (a) it’s not all that racy, (b) the 20s and 30s are my least favorite decades, and (c) I’m usually turned off by anything flapper/prohibition-ish. But I kind of like this one for some reason.)
What will I end up choosing? I’ll have to mull it over with the man. (Read that as “which ever one turns him on enough that’s it’s questionable that we’ll make it out of the house, but has the promise of getting ripped off when we come home” wins!)
But you know what got me kind of down looking at all the various costumes? All the 80s ones! Oh man, you know you’re getting old when the decade you grew up in gets it’s own Halloween costumes! (Madonnas, hair band getups, 80s groupies…I saw way too many!)