It’s voodoo, child
After trying to decide on a Halloween costume for the better part of a month, Saturday morning came and went and I was no closer to making a decision. I’d spent a good part of the morning brushing and trimming my hair while humming a completely off-key version of “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” when the idea hit me:
I dug through my closet and found I already had everything I needed for the costume: those bell-bottom jeans, that scarf I always wear, a forgotten vest, and a thrifted blouse and boots. The rest was easy–just hair (mine) and eyeliner pencil (also mine).
I even added a little chest hair for good measure. It’s all in the details, folks.
FriendBoy and I headed to a Halloween party Saturday night, where I encountered Old Spice Guy (aka The Man Your Man Could Smell Like), El dia de los muertos, several enviably large-bosomed wenches, and a dude dedicated enough to make his own medieval-style chain mail (take that, Luxirare)! Unfortunately, I left my camera battery at home, so you’ll just have to use your imagination.
Now that I think about it, this is, like, the 5th year in a row I’ve dressed up as a famous dude. I like to step as far out of my zone as possible on Halloween–I’m a woman every day (obvs), so dressing up as a female isn’t much of a change. I dress like a hoe whenever the mood strikes me, so there’s no pent-up desire to dress as a sexy witch/squirrel/cost accountant. Plus, being a well-known rocker guy with big hair is just more fun!
How was your Halloween weekend? Did you dress up?
AdyNovember 1, 2010 at 9:28 am
This is an awesome costume! Probably the best I’ve seen. 🙂
VildyNovember 1, 2010 at 9:49 am
Really like your blog and, separately,
this is an amazing and creative
transformation. But you already knew that. 🙂
Nicole MartinNovember 1, 2010 at 10:03 am
Wow, what an amazing tranformation! Best Halloween costume I’ve seen so far, hands down 🙂
Ashe MischiefNovember 1, 2010 at 10:06 am
OMG! You totally win best blogger costume. I LOVE IT. You did a super awesome job and I love your reasoning “I dress like a hoe whenever the mood strikes me, so there’s no pent-up desire to dress as a sexy witch/squirrel/cost accountant”– so made me LOL!
Shawna KatzNovember 1, 2010 at 11:07 am
Classic!! I knew you would come up with something amazing!! I’m obsessed with those jeans, are those Grey Ant? Love them!
tamiaNovember 1, 2010 at 1:19 pm
@Shawna Katz: Yes! They’re Grey Ants I snagged on clearance a few years ago.
Fajr | Stylish ThoughtNovember 1, 2010 at 11:26 am
Hilarious! I love the chest hair, talk about getting into character.
ShakitaNovember 1, 2010 at 11:53 am
Love the costume!!!! I was Vera from Harlem Nights..or aleast that was the final consensus from the group.
tamiaNovember 1, 2010 at 1:18 pm
@Shakita: That’s brilliant! I wanna see pictures!
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Lisa MalanijNovember 1, 2010 at 7:51 pm
I love it! And I like your MJ “Off the Wall” costume too! <3
Alterations NeededNovember 1, 2010 at 8:05 pm
OMG…I love the chest hair! That’s the best costume I’ve seen in a while. Points for creativity and execution.
tamiaNovember 2, 2010 at 2:35 pm
@Alterations Needed: Thanks, I had fun with it!
AliciaNovember 2, 2010 at 12:21 am
I CANNOT with your drawn on taco meat. Great costume, T!
tamiaNovember 2, 2010 at 2:36 pm
@Alicia: Haha the “chest hair” was the most fun!
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JennyNovember 3, 2010 at 12:54 pm
you look AMAZING!!
tamiaNovember 5, 2010 at 2:07 pm
@Jenny: Thanks, it was fun!
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