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.