Friday, October 23, 2009

Party Panic!

I have blogged before on my deep and abiding love for Halloween, day o' hedonism. This year, for the first time in ages, Halloween is falling on a Satyrday, thereby allowing me to have aparty with those of my friends not granted the artist's schedule.

This means, for the first time in years, I need a costume. Now to be sure, I have plenty of fancy dress- Renaissance festivals of a decade have left me well engarbed, and my recent passion for steampunk had only added to my wardrobe's oddness-- but for me these are *normal* clothes, which I wear any day I don't attend the dread Office Job. I want to dress up as something unusual and disturbing for Halloween! Without falling back on anything political. I mean, Zombie Nixon is plenty unnerving, but so overdone, you know?

Also, I do not want any "sexy". This disallows pretty much every female costume in the stores.

So, this is a callout to all my hypothetically extant blog readers-- what should I wear to the ball? Give me your suggestions, and don't worry about making them too weird-- because if I can't wear it, I'll draw it, and do a Halloween Costume Ball of the suggestions I get here!

ETA: I monetized my blog pretty much just to see what weirdzo ads Google would throw at me. I note with bitterness that I now have an ad for "Sexy" Halloween costumes on the side. Next week, I am blogging about trolls and old socks. See what they make of that.

11 comments:

Athena's Armoury said...

No ideas yet, but I bet your party if going to be fabulous! Handmade costumes are the best. Says a mouthful that the only ones the stores carry are witch and sexy kitty. =P

Carapace said...

Hey, now! The stores also carry Sexy Nurse! And Sexy Vampire. And Sexy Pirate. And....sigh.

Maybe I'll dress up as a costume designer. That'll scare parents, anyway. "Ma'am, I see your daughter in...belly shirts and bikini bottoms with a fright wig! Bwahahaha!"

madebymari said...

I'd say to look at your art and go from there. You will have to be something with shells or multiple sucker/succor/sucking(???) arms, oh I forget the name. Can't you be a crustaceanopod?

Carapace said...

Oooh, I LOVE it! I could be a Shellycoat, or a Mantislass! Unfortunately, those would probably take a lot of time to actually make, but far less time to draw...

Sierra Pelona Crochet said...

Go as a giant snail! :) _/@"

Tulip's Talking said...

Humm... a slug...I don't know?

Your imagination is much more interesting than mine.

Sounds like much fun though...

TiLT said...

I hear you about the sexy costumes...when I have looked in the past - those years where there was no time to make anything - I got so frustrated...especially when the plus size costumes were the exact same styles and the size 2s...sad....and unoriginal.
Anyway - what about your avatar? all green outfit & face with headgarb like the petals? it's almost like only making half a costume :)

Made by Melissa said...

ahahah... I want to see the ads that pop up when you blog about trolls and socks! :-)

UberArt said...

I was a lamb one year. I made some ears and attached them to a headband and took the wooly lining out of an old jacket for my lamb body. It was the extreme opposite of sexy! :D

A Keeper's Jackpot said...

I love making costumes and putting them together more than buying a one size fits nobody one!

Athena's Armoury said...

Cara, I've got my own costuming conundrum going on now, too! eek.