November 8, 2013

The Costumes I Wear

I skipped my run AGAIN last tonight because I'm really not feeling well - sore throat, coughing, etc. etc. Bleh. The weird thing is I always feel fine in the morning but ever since I got back from Vegas, I've been sick at night. Hmm.

So, in the meantime, I thought we might take a little trip down memory lane.

I'm a little late to the Halloween Costume blog post party, but hey, better late than never right?

I used to be a model for a dance costume company called Georgie Girl. I was a cute little sucker.

Circa 1994
Yep, ADORABLE. The costume bug (hah) bit me early.

To clarify, technically it was the dance costume bug that bit me. I dressed up for Halloween when I was trick-or-treating, sure, but I was mainly just a witch or a cat, nothing really creative. I was dressing up in costumes so much for dance that it wasn't really anything new to dress up on Halloween.

As I got older, I participated in musicals a lot, which involved more dressing up in costumes. Ever since I was a freshman in high school, with colorguard, ballet, and musicals, I was almost always in some kind of costume. Halloween became less and less like a cool thing to do.

But, I did occasionally dress up for the random party here or there.
2004: As Christine DaaƩ, for a friend's birthday party
2006: As a Flapper for the same friend's birthday party
2006: For our Homecoming Dance, it was neon themed... or something
It wasn't until 3 years later, the second semester of my sophomore year in college, that I dressed up again for a party - and it wasn't Halloween, either. It was April 2009, and it was a pirate party. I found all my gear at Goodwill!

JW is playing his part well - he's not this mean :)
After studying abroad and not participating in Halloween (again!), I got back to the states and in February 2010, my new roommate was having a themed party for her birthday. I decided to dress up in my mom's 60s garb and pass myself off as Agent 99 incognito.

Rockin' that middle part
My next costume-themed party was the next month, at a karaoke party at a friend's apartment, where I dressed up as Lady Gaga.

I had to borrow the wig and hair bow from the same roommate, but hey, I still felt pretty damn cool.

It wasn't until later that year that I actually went to a Halloween party and attempted to try to be creative with my costume. It was the last legit Halloween party I could go to while still in college, so I figured I had to go.

If any of you remember Katy Perry's infamous skit on SNL a few years ago, you'll recognize this costume. The episode happened to air right before Halloween, which gave me the idea.

2011 kicked off with a themed Valentine's Day party, where I dressed up as the devil.

You can tell I tried real hard at this costume.
Later that year, I made an even better last-minute Halloween costume as a "teacher".. or something.

From Day to Night in about 4 seconds
And then it wasn't until two years later, this year, that I dressed up for Halloween again - not before procrastinating until October 28th to buy our costumes, though.

So there you have it. All my party/dance inspired costumes throughout the years.

Looking back, I sure do wear a lot of RED, don't I???

Favorite Halloween costume?

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