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Friday, October 19, 2007

Costume Ideas Revealed

Originally, I wanted to be Marie Antoinette for Halloween this year -- I read the biography by Antonia Fraser and saw the movie adapted from the biography by Sophia Coppola (if you haven't seen this, it is a must -- very stylized, beautiful film starring Kristen Dunst as a striking queen), and for the better half of the spring of this year, I was quite enraptured by the history of this unfortunate queen (I am also obsessed with Anne Boleyn, but I figure as a costume, she's a bit too obscure). So, I wanted either a pink or blue dress that was styled in the times, the wig, etc, but all that I could find were sexy versions, like this one pictured, or dresses that were $300 (+ wig +shoes +stockings, etc). Thus, I gave up on the Antoinette dream for this year's costume.

Then, I decided I wanted to be Scarlett O'Hara, from Gone With the Wind -- one of my all time favorite novels and movies -- and she has lots of famous outfits, but could I find exactly what I was looking for? Of course not.

That's when I got frustrated folks and kinda gave up for a bit. The costume I found on Wednesday night is no where near as good as either of my first two ideas -- in fact, it's a bit similiar to what one of my friends went as last year -- but it will have to work for this year. And yes, it is a little slutty. (Although, no, I'm not going as "slutty teacher" -- I dress up for that role every day, so why do it for a party?)

I'll give you a major hint -- October is certainly the month we celebrate Halloween, but October is a month famous for other celebrations as well, and this gal would fit in perfectly for such an ale-tastic time.

There you go, that should give it away. In the meantime, imagine my dismay when I came across this site today: It has exactly what I had been looking for and while it is pricey, it's not nearly as expensive as others that I had seen a few months ago. *Sigh* Maybe for next year.

17 comments:

David said...

German beer girl!

ws said...

I was going to say St Pauly's Girl

Wes said...

Yup... I vote beer wench :-) Do you have muscles to carry around those 10 liter mugs? LOL....

Non-Runner Nancy said...

You keep a secret about as long as I do :^)

Bob said...

WS took my answer, have fun. We are going as a Wizard of Oz theme but off center a bit as the girls want to be witches, so I am stuck being a flying monkey, should be interesting.

keith said...

You should be the High Life chick swinging in the moon in the old Miller ads.

I always found her more appealing than the St. Pauli girl. Of course these days since St. Pauli girl makes an excellent non-alcoholic brew, I have switched mistresses.

Mendy said...

I like the Marie Antoinette idea, too bad it didn't work out for you. I've been meaning to watch the movie and read the book. Maybe I will rent it this weekend and make David watch it with me.. :-)

I love Scarlett O'Hara and Gone with the Wind! That would have been nice too! Looking forward to seeing the pictures!

L*I*S*A said...

Oh yes, bring on the Beer Wench!!

Marcy said...

Definitely beer wench! LMAO!

Mother Smuckers said...

Marie Antoinette would be a tough costume to be drunk in.


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miss petite america said...

i worked for a brewery and had to dress up in that very costume for an event every october. can't wait to see how yours turned out!

J~mom said...

See now I was going to say Juliette Low because we celebrate her birthday this month. :>P

http://www.girlscouts.org/who_we_are/history/low_biography/

scott keeps running said...

damn, i think i may dress up as ol' marie...

Tiffany said...

Come to Charleston. The Race for the Cure starts in 8 hours. You can make it.

Laura N said...

You could have pulled off the slutty Marie A. costume! I bet your hubby would have loved it. =)

Nikki said...

Why does it not shock me..the beer wench. LMAO..maybe because I would darn a slutty costume too.

TOo bad the other costumes aren't returnable...guess you can add those to your "dress up night" collection.

Can't wait to see the pics! Have a great party.

Shannon said...

I guess the Carol Burnett version of Scarlet O'hara wearing the curtains still on the curtain rod would have been a bit dangerous - you could have poked one of our eyes out - but it would have been funny!

Alas, my dream of being Wonder Woman did not come to fruition this year either. Maybe next year...