Listening to: Sade — Never as Good As The First Time
I hope that your Hallo-weekend has been safe and fun and such. Mine’s certainly been busy, and fun too I suppose (even though I didn’t get to work at the haunted house with Blé this year, sigh). In fact, I’ve been so rushed that, even as I posted and edited this week’s Friday Foofaraw about four times, I completely missed that it was authoraiINK’s 100th post. So happy 101st post now, I suppose!
Well. Yesterday was the day that everyone wore their costumes to class. I was a Man In Black/ Secret Agent/ Mafia member with my downstairs neighbor; but so few people got it that when people asked me what I was, I said, “intimidating.” I even had a gun-shaped hand-warmer (which you can see in the photo above) that, surprisingly, confused the people of my English class.
I like coming up with a “Halloween outfit” rather than buying a costume; it both gives you more options and forces you to be more creative. And even though I know that the general stereotype of female badasses is that they wear ridiculous heels (eg. Annie’s Louboutin heels in Covert Affairs, anything that Angelina Jolie has worn in any action movie ever), I thought that Converses were both more practical and more appropriate.
At night, for the dance, I dressed as an acid trip. I wore my knee-high Converse boots, bright red tights that I borrowed from my roommate, huge electric-blue heart earrings and an incredibly trippy dress of indescribable patterning. In the hectic rush of our little preparation party, I didn’t get a photo of the outfit, but one of my friends was kind enough to take a picture of the eye makeup for me.
I apologize for the awkward flash-employed photo — I was so proud of my handiwork in person that I wasn’t that worried about how it looked on (fake) film. The eyeliner, which you can’t really see in this shot, was lime-green Revlon cream eyeshadow. The bluish shades of eyeshadow were from the same set, and the pink and purple were from a L’Oréal HIP color duo. The mascara is Maybelline Lash Stiletto.
Anyway, I hope that you have an awesome/scary/whatever-you-want-it-to be Halloween! I got all of my partying done yesterday — the rest of my day, I’m afraid, is destined to be spent in front of my computer screen.