Do you plan to dress up this year? If so, who or what are you going to be?
Oh Hell yeah. No way I'm missing out on the opportunity to don a crazy, over-the-top costume and get free candy! I'm older, but I'm not too old for Halloween fun, it's my favorite time of year.
I usually make my own costumes. Last year I made a Queen of Hearts costume (not inspired by any of the Disney movies, it was an original design), and the year before that I made myself into a ragged pirate. (No sexy, slinky, not-period accurate costume for me!) And before that I made myself Arwen's dream gown for Halloween. Applying the elf ears was fun.
This year I had
planned on making a Bellatrix Lestrange costume. I had everything planned out, I figured out what I could get from the thrift store and what I had to make from scratch, and what I'd have to buy (just her silver crow skull necklace). But sadly, this year I do not have the moolah. What little money I have needs to be saved for Wicked tickets (my bff and I have been planning to see Wicked for AGES).
So instead I'm going to use a pseudo-medieval dress my mom bought for me on one of her business trips, and try to be Guinevere. The design isn't period correct - the sleeves are all wrong, and for god's sakes it's covered in sequins
of all things. I mean really, sequins? But I think I can salvage the sleeves, and if I can find enough in the right colors, I have some glass and wooden beads I can use to replace the sequins. It's just going to take a lot of time. And I have to do it all this week, without my mom realizing it, because she doesn't trust my sewing skills and is afraid I'll ruin the dress.
Not that there's much to ruin.