Saturday, November 1, 2008

The Return of Costumes.

Halloween! Was awesome! In the past few years I forgot how much fun it was to do just about anything on Halloween. It makes me feel fidgety and silly all day, unable to sit still in (or even go to) classes, and strange. Where you feel out of place without a costume, and also out of place with one. An impromptu Halloween party ended up being just the ticket to launch me into elaborate imaginings of next year and the one after!



I ended up assembling my costume mostly from bits of things I already had--not much of a stretch, the costume looked like my regular clothing until the addition of the large bow and nest of hair--and just had to buy five yards of pink tulle, some fake birds, and white hair spray. In the end it's always all about the hair. Since I cut it--I trimmed it about a week ago to chin-length--I stuffed the middle bit with extra black tulle and teased the crap (oh, eloquence!) out of the middle bits (I had already curled most of my hair with foam rollers overnight). This worked quite nicely, until I had to go to bed. In the end I tossed some birds and shiny things in there and it worked out wonderfully. I wish it were the kind of hair-do that were socially acceptable on regular days.





Similarly, I wish to find a way to integrate a giant pink bow into my everyday life. It's like having a tail, I imagine, only perhaps better for while one can't do nifty things like balancing or picking things up with it, it swishes around in the most satisfactory manner and floats down stairs in a way that pleases a little morsel of my soul. It is also amusing to consider that one layer of baby-powder was not enough to get me anywhere near starkly white; it too closely matches my pallor! On the other hand, I do believe my skin is noticeably softer after washing the stuff off, so I may have to find a way to integrate it into a beauty regimen.


(Hi dad!)

And now I must elaborately plan next year's costume!

36 comments:

  1. Love your costume and your hair ended up looking so great. Just the perfect touch!

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  2. I love the costume! The hair is just so perfect--especially the bird. Sounds like you had a wonderful Halloween.

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  3. Your costume looks great, and so detail oriented! So pretty :)

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  4. Hii
    I wish I had been smart to invest in white hair spray. Unfortunately I used talcom powder in my hair rather than my face and it rather just turned my hair grey than white.
    Luckily not too much of it was showing so I didn't mind.
    Your costume looks great!
    I love halloween so much!

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  5. oh god it's so great !!! marie-antoinette is not dead !!!

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  6. love your hair colour!..really suits your outfit..n your dad looked scary in his costume..

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  7. that costume is fantastic!! You just inspired me for next halloween - I've never been the one to dress in costumes but I'm actually begining to like it!

    By the way, I've changed blogs. I'm not longer using mapofthepiano but a-scenic-world.blogspot.com
    just letting you know as I see you have my old blog on your blogroll.

    xx

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  8. Your hair looks amazing! I can't believe how white you got it, haha. Very cute, it's exciting to see what everyone wore on halloween :).

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  9. What awesome hair! Quite lovely!

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  10. i LOVE your costume! you look so beautiful .. the birds were a lovely touch.

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  11. Fabulous Costume Kater!! So impressed with that hair, especially since it's shorter now.

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  12. This costume is so pretty! And I love the hair. I am definitely going to try it for my next costume party.

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  13. Your hair looks so awesome. I quite agree--why can't we dress like this every day? I love costumes and big hair...

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  14. argh what a fantastic look. rock n roll marie antoinette. i especially love the addition of the pink tulle ribbon trailing down the back and the wee bird poking out the top of your head.

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  15. I recognize you from Newest Wrinkle and was excited to see that you have a blog. My friend and I just started one-
    http://lakecitylake.blogspot.com
    Any chance that you would add us to your blog roll?

    Cheers!

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  16. Oh my goodness!! You look beautiful :) Wow, very well done I am most impressed. And you have such a lovely blog, i've never come across it before - may just have to add you to my blog roll :)

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  17. That is a fabulous Halloween costume!

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  18. I say again, you so pretty :D I didn't see the birdy-hair before, gorgeous dahling!

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  19. You look stunning -- the bird in the hair is perfect!

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  20. Oh my God! I love it! It's perfect...the hair, the bird, the bow...*applause*

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  21. one of a kind. choosing to be marie antoinette. u look lovely!

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  22. love your hair colour!..
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  23. very cute! i love how you did your hair! my diy costume was not as cute. i should post it soon :) good job!

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  24. wow what a seriously amazing costume!
    i thought about going as marie antionette but had absolutely no idea how to pull it off
    you did so wonderfully!

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  25. that's such a great costume. I'd better start planning now so I can have a not-lame costume next year!

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  26. Eee you are SO cute! And the giant pink bow is gorgeous. Any excuse for a giant bow will do!

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  27. Fabulous costume, I am terribly jealous, as halloween is not really being celebrated here.

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  28. i love that costume.
    its wonderful!!

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  29. Lovveee it! I've been looking at your blog for a while now, and you totally inspired me to get my own. Please visit...
    www.miniandmod.wordpress.com

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