I love Halloween. I wish Halloween was a whole weeklong celebration. And unlike some people, I don't love this often macabre holiday because of the candy or late night rendezvous with a group of friends; instead, I've always been fascinated by the prospect of dressing up, for taking on an alternate persona for one day and not having anyone judge you about it (or at least I hope they won't judge). I remember being in second grade and trying to explain this to my classmates. Wasn't I an intellectual? I was. And they'd always give me this blank stare as if their 8-year old self couldn't possibly understand me.
|The infamous baby pajamas. This is so embarrassing .-.|
|Did I mention that my costume included flower-shaped hair clips and brooches as well? And have you SEEN that neck accessory??!?!|
|The back of the elaborately embroidered vest|
|A scarf similar to mine, via Pinterest|
I also wore the folk costume shoes, since they were my best option without having to go barefoot or in sparkly pink platform flip-flops. I did lots of research on this costume, and although I know that gypsies and Romani don't wear red because of its symbols in their culture, the touches of red from the scarf and the vest were the best I could do without going topless. Now, just imagine how long it took me to change for gym that day!
Last year I took on my first major sewing endevour/ attempt at sewing suicide and made an Alice in Wonderland costume based off of Tim Burton's film...but that's another blog post ;)
So, blog readers, any embarrassing Halloween costumes that you've worn that you'd like to share?