Thursday, October 9, 2008

Playing Dress-Up

It's been a few years since I had a real Halloween costume, and I'm desperate to dress up this year. Unfortunately, the only things I can think of to dress up as are
  1. A vampire (which couldn't be more overdone)
  2. Little Red Riding Hood (I look good in red . . . kinda)
  3. Snow White (everyone likes comparing me to Snow White as a way to point out how pasty pale I am and mask it as a compliment)
  4. Drucilla from Buffy the Vampire Slayer (yes, also a vampire, and yes, a very old reference, but at least she made pale and sickly sexy)
I am super desperate for a great costume this year that I can wear to work. Preferably, it's something so great that I throw a Halloween mixer—minus the booze—just to show it off.

I thought it would be great if Tim and I could do some kind of couples' costume, but most couples' costumes are either (a) classless metaphors for sex or (b) terrible, terrible puns. If I were Snow White, he could be the prince; if I were Red, he could be the Big Bad Wolf; if I were Drucilla, he could be Spike. I'm just not in love with any of those ideas. There just isn't that much to choose from for a blond guy and his brunette wife. Halloween costumes in general are boring, repetitive, cliché, or disgusting—or they're costume lingerie gone public in a nasty way.

For the Halloweens of my youth, I tended to wear things like Dad's old fatigues or my gymnastics leotard. My dad and I both used to be skinnier. Now, I find myself living in a potential-costume-free zone. In a crisis like this, I find that the only solution is to call my mother.

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Okay, so my mom suggested the following options:
  1. From Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Sarah Connor or Cameron
  2. Sarah Palin
  3. From X-Men, Rogue
Votes (or better ideas for your pasty friend) in the comments, please!


Lisa said...

Okay, I can definitely see the Rogue resemblance, but I think that Sarah Palin would be AWESOME! That's a once-in-a-lifetime deal. :)

Andee said...

Oooohhhh! Rogue and Iceman! You guys could totally pull it off.

Jessica Dunlap said...

I vote Palin and your hubby can be McCain!

The Guy said...

My wife and I are going as Storm and Wolverine so in my eyes you can't go wrong with the X-Men. Tons of great possibilities and combos there.

Hmm. A blond dude and a brown haired girl. How about Fred and Velma from Scooby Doo? He gets to wear an ascot, you get to wear a lovely orange turtle neck. Maybe buy a cheap Scooby plush doll to carry around as a compliment. It's a can't miss.