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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?

  • Ady

    November 1, 2010 at 9:28 am

    This is an awesome costume! Probably the best I’ve seen. 🙂

  • Vildy

    November 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 Martin

    November 1, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Wow, what an amazing tranformation! Best Halloween costume I’ve seen so far, hands down 🙂


  • Ashe Mischief

    November 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 Katz

    November 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!

    • tamia

      November 1, 2010 at 1:19 pm

      @Shawna Katz: Yes! They’re Grey Ants I snagged on clearance a few years ago.

  • Fajr | Stylish Thought

    November 1, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Hilarious! I love the chest hair, talk about getting into character.

  • Shakita

    November 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.

    • tamia

      November 1, 2010 at 1:18 pm

      @Shakita: That’s brilliant! I wanna see pictures!

  • Lisa Malanij

    November 1, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    I love it! And I like your MJ “Off the Wall” costume too! <3

  • Alterations Needed

    November 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.

    • tamia

      November 2, 2010 at 2:35 pm

      @Alterations Needed: Thanks, I had fun with it!

  • Alicia

    November 2, 2010 at 12:21 am

    I CANNOT with your drawn on taco meat. Great costume, T!

    • tamia

      November 2, 2010 at 2:36 pm

      @Alicia: Haha the “chest hair” was the most fun!

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  • Jenny

    November 3, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    you look AMAZING!!

    • tamia

      November 5, 2010 at 2:07 pm

      @Jenny: Thanks, it was fun!

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