Well friends, another Halloween has come and gone. Candy is handed out, children are hyper and feeling the sugar hangover everywhere and the costumes are put away. It’s a rather melancholy feeling when you say goodbye to such a fun holiday every year. I love Halloween and have since I was a little kid. I look forward to it just as much as Christmas every year. Who doesn’t love an excuse to dress up in a costume and parade around like it’s totally normal? I fight the temptation throughout the rest of the year to dress up and wander into the workplace and just be like, “What’s up? Yeah, that’s right. Today, I’m Batman.” Ah…to live the dream.
But anyway, I’ve wandered from the point. This year was no different and I rose quite early on Friday morning to put my costume together. I chose to be Medusa this year and let me tell you, applying little rubber/plastic snakes to long, semi-curly hair is not an easy thing to do. The boyfriend was not impressed when I woke him up on the only morning he gets to sleep in and asked him to assist me with this task. In fact, the boyfriend stood there and watched me in confusion while I ended up completing the task anyway, blinking in the light before I sent him back to bed. I did feel bad about that. I got dressed in my pretty black toga that my
friend helped me put together and I put on some sandals and did my makeup before I headed out to the car.
DAMN! It was effing cold that morning. I was basically wearing a sheet and sandals and it must have been zero degrees Celsius. But I powered through and made it to the office, eager to see my co-workers’ costumes for the day. Some of them I knew of ahead of time and others were a marvelous surprise.
Below are some pictures of the excellent creations of the day. The complete list of costumes were as follows: Death (with awesome red eyes), Medusa (that was me), a dead bride (see picture on right), an army person, Linda Blair’s character from the Exorcist, a Gypsy, a Biker, a Leafs fan (Go Leafs!), a Grecian Princess, a Throw Rug (she threw a rug at you), Charlie Brown, a psycho with a cleaver, a flapper girl, a Plaintiff (we work in a law firm, a cat, and some kind of person with a dead child of some sort on their back (I never received the full explanation of this costume. Oh, and the ultimate awesome for the day, a Irish Press person/Leprechaun/We weren’t sure exactly what except that his pants were too tight. See photo at bottom.
And now, folks, for the grand finale. The epic tight pants. Awesome costume, we were all loving it. I give you IT Mike: