General chatter - What are you dressing up as for Halloween?




meelsie
10-28-2009, 10:58 AM
Happy Halloween everyone!

I for one am SO excited to dress up this year. I'm going as a voodoo doll, with a heart patch sewn onto a dress i'm wearing, with big fake needles coming out.

It's my first Halloween as i've just moved to London from Australia and we don't celebrate it there. I'm so excited! Not for the related lollies of course, but for the dress ups...

SO.... What is everyone dressing up as for Halloween this year?


lizziep
10-28-2009, 01:25 PM
ooh what a great idea!

I'm wearing my regular clothes and going as a witch! :)

meelsie
10-29-2009, 09:51 AM
HAHA very good!

... does noone posting in here mean noone's dressing up? Cmon don't be shy....


Aclai4067
10-29-2009, 10:32 AM
Good that you found yourself a party to go to. When I was in Oz they told us adults don't really celebrate halloween there, it's just for the kids. Of course we soon discovered the rule of thumb is: if you throw a party, Aussies will come!

Anyhow, I've got two parties. So on Friday I'm wearing my eskimo costume from last year (that fits much better this year ;) ). And saturday I'm dressing up as a candy-striper

meelsie
10-29-2009, 11:55 AM
No, I'm in London now! PLENTY of Halloween parties! But yes you're right, if there is a party, Australians will find it.

What's a candy striper?

mayness
10-30-2009, 11:19 AM
I didn't think I was doing anything for Halloween, but now I am, so I have to create some sort of last-minute costume. :p

I think I'm going to try to find some vampire fangs and make-up (yes, the day before Halloween!), throw on a lab coat over a somewhat skimpy outfit, and make a name tag that says "Dr. [Mayness], Associate Professor of Hematology." :lol: We've got dark purple nitrile gloves at work that might look cute, too.

AbbySinthe
10-30-2009, 11:39 AM
I bought an angel costume last year w/out trying it on & it was way too tight so I just wore the wings & halo and called it a day.

This year, I bought a little red riding hood costume that fits but looks *bleh*.

SO, fully irritated, i tried on the angel costume from LAST year and not only does it fit, but it looks fabulous!

Maybe next year the little red riding hood costume will look great! :rofl:

Aclai4067
10-30-2009, 09:28 PM
What's a candy striper?

It's an old school thing, kind of like a nurse (but I think not as highly certified?). They wear red and white/pink striped outfits (looks kind of like peppermint stripes), hence the name.

VermontMom
10-30-2009, 09:32 PM
Okay, i won't be shy anymore :D

at the Town party for kids, where I'll be helping out for a while, I'll be a cowgirl/lady. Denim shirt, jeans, red bandanna around neck, straw cowboy hat.

at the bars later, I'll be a French Maid or a Pirate Wench.

D22Guzman
10-30-2009, 09:42 PM
well...i will be dressed in all black with a bit of pink and i am putting on some pointy teeth and going to be calling myself a vampire...lol...

D22Guzman
10-30-2009, 09:45 PM
I bought an angel costume last year w/out trying it on & it was way too tight so I just wore the wings & halo and called it a day.

This year, I bought a little red riding hood costume that fits but looks *bleh*.

SO, fully irritated, i tried on the angel costume from LAST year and not only does it fit, but it looks fabulous!

Maybe next year the little red riding hood costume will look great! :rofl:

LOL...that's has happened to me before so these year I am just going all black wih VAMPIRE TEETH and calling it a night...

:D

PammyFl
10-31-2009, 01:23 AM
Im redoing (making it SMALLER :carrot:) a costume I wore at the beginning of the year to a bachlorette party where we had to dress up like barbies. Heres the pic from that party....

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff316/Pam_Neesha/100_0291-1.jpg

I was hippy barbie if you cant tell, but now im just going as a hippy... nothing like a twice recycled costume. Its amazing what you can find on the internet to make stuff smaller without sewing.

kaplods
10-31-2009, 05:08 PM
I wasn't going to dress up since we're only staying home, but at the last minute, I decided to dress up for handing out the candy.

I decided on a Valkyrie (warrior maiden from the norse mythology - the "fat lady" in the Wangerian opera referred to in the expression "it's not over until the fat lady sings).

Long green tunic dress, braids, horned helmet and simple suede shoes.

I'm only missing the chain mail, sheild and weaponry (I don't need to scare the children anyway).

EZMONEY
10-31-2009, 05:22 PM
Pirates!

melbellrocks
10-31-2009, 05:33 PM
I don't have a party but a few of us dressed up at work. I went as a panda complete with face paint and ears.

I'm a panda freak so most people got what I was...but my boss asked me if a cat and a goofy guy that works in another part of the building said I looked like the Hamburgler (although he knew what I was, he was just trying to annoy me). It was fun to dress up but it made my face itchy! Next year I'm sure I'll dress up as a panda again, but I will be a skinnier one!! :)

BellaDiva
10-31-2009, 10:33 PM
I'm going as Epona, the Celtic horse goddess, complete with horse! Pictures to come.

AR4life
11-01-2009, 12:59 AM
I was Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz at school on Friday. I made the costume.
Tonight handing out candy I had on a Spider headband with a jewelled pumpkin sticker on my cheek. A couple of the little girls loved it. :)

platformnine
11-01-2009, 01:22 AM
Last night I was a Naughty Girl Scout (which had to be pulled together last minute because my actual costume was too big on me!), pics can be found in this week's 20-somethings chat, annnnd today I was a Phillies Phan (my phils jersey, denim mini skirt, mid-calf stockings with lace and black bows, black pumps, red headband, braided pigtails, and red ribbons in my hair lol) Actually, pics of the Phillies "costume" to come tomorrow probably.

EZMONEY
11-01-2009, 10:15 AM
Pirates!

Pictures from last night in the TROPHY WENCH thread....

ANOther
11-01-2009, 03:35 PM
What's a candy striper?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hospital_volunteer

I know when I was in grade school I used to hear about high-school girls volunteering as candy stripers, but by the time I got to high school I didn't hear so much about it any more and I don't remember the school referring kids to any such program (and that was back in the 1970s). Now, I work in a health care setting, adjacent to a hospital (I often have lunch in the hospital cafeteria), and I never see anybody in candy-stripe uniforms (or their adult equivalent, gray ladies); nor have I ever seen them at the different hospitals where my mom and I have had various procedures, so that practice may have died out. Candy stripers and gray ladies probably would not have done anything that involves hands-on health care at any rate, just delivering flowers or pushing a book cart