Rebecca (beeker121) wrote,
Rebecca
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(Stolen directly from the instructions given at the full staff meeting I attended yesterday - give your name and your favorite Halloween costume.  I've expanded it a little...)

My name is Rebecca, and my favorite Halloween costume was when I went as the Headless Horseman in grade school.  I rigged my brother's football shoulder pads like a hat and got a long trench coat to button over the top of them, and carried my mom's wig stand around all day.

Other Halloween costumes of note from my childhood included: the classic witch, a flapper, an angel (recycling a holiday pageant look), and a lumberjack. 

Since I've been a grown up I tend to go with things that are less obviously a costume, but instead me looking like a funhouse-mirror version of me.  Like wearing my mom's LBD from the late 60's with the brunette bob wig she had bought at the time, which has made people shocked that I cut my hair or inspired at least one person to tell me I should dress like that all the time.

These days my standard Halloween costume is to dress punk/goth (continuing the me, but not quite me theme).  I own a lot of black clothes and safety pins which I combine, and then do my makeup and hair in a way that is much too labor intensive for every day but is always a little bit tempting to maintain.  I like the feeling of being just a half-step removed from my regular self for a day.  Perhaps enough small steps will take me somewhere entirely new.

What is/was your favorite Halloween costume?
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