Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

About Me

My photo
Mpls, MN, United States

Reading & Recently Read

Incidents & Accidents

Friday, November 02, 2012


So this was my Halloween costume this year! Hopefully I'll come across a full-length shot that includes my black and white checked pants, striped socks, and boots, but for now this will have to suffice.

I made the hat from a cereal box, covered in upside-down pleather from from last year's costume and decorated with, among other things, feathers from 2008's flapper costume. The shirt was also from the Prince costume, and worked perfectly.

David told me he'd overheard someone who didn't know me well ask, "Who's the Hatter?" I was indignant that someone wouldn't recognize my character--until David pointed out that the person recognized the character easily, but didn't know me. After the past few years' somewhat obscure costumes, it was fun to be such an easily recognized character.

David was Captain Awesome. His costume was primarily the result of all the flattened packing boxes currently littering our new place (another story for another time) and was a master of cardboard engineering.



Ellen said...

You look amazing! You totally have a hatter smile.

CëRïSë said...

Thanks, Ellen! I did try for my maddest smile.

Leah said...

This is a great costume! You do look fantastic! I wish I could get my sh*t together to get a good costume like yours always are.

CëRïSë said...

Aw, you're so sweet! Somehow the avoidance of grading papers, writing my dissertation, and unpacking the house is terribly motivating.

That and not only did the invitation say, "Costumes NOT optional," Becca had been asking us for weeks what we were planning to do!