The Time My Wig Fell Out Of The Costume Box

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So I am going to let you in on a secret….I am rapidly approaching 30 and I am actually really looking forward to it.  I honestly believe with each passing year I am taking better care of myself and finally have some extra funds to splurge on things like eye creams, overnight skin care and workout classes.  With that said in my early to mid 20’s I was in a sorority and lived in a few cities that should I say like to party?  So over the years I have accumulated a fair amount of costumes and accessories.  I can’t bring myself to throw them away because we all know that stupid boa for your 20’s gangster party cost you $15 at the party store and you never know when you may need it in a pinch.

My stories tend to be a long winded so I will try to hit the main points for you.  Since it drops below 60 a few times a year in Florida (I know boo and hiss) I have a few pairs of gloves, thick scarves, hats etc from my years growing up in Boston and living in Philly for Grad school.  Since these are rarely used they are housed in the same box with my costumes throughout the years.

So when I was packing to get ready for our NYC weekend, I was pulling some gloves out of the box while standing on my step stool and not just on the steps like the metal part on the top (not safe I know)….heaven forbid I take the box down and go through it like a normal person.  No I needed to stand on the top of the step stool and dig aimlessly with my right hand while balancing with my left hand and I nearly had a heart attack because this fell on my head.

Oh yes I forgot I have a brunette wig also stored in my costume box.  Why do I have a brunette wig you are now asking?  Well my entire life or since I was allowed to start highlighting my hair, I have been a blonde.  Once in a while though I get a urge to want to shake things up.  This happened one particular time when I was 17 and I asked my hairdresser to give me “chestnut hair with auburn highlights that are really shiny”……

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It was awful.  I cried and got slightly mad at my mother for always telling me to “add a few darker highlights” every time I get my hair done.  It took me a year to get it back to blonde.  So here is where I will rope in this story.  So I had a genius idea to get a brunette wig so when I had that urge I could just wear the wig….makes total sense right?  So at the totally smart and wise ole age of 23 I found a wig store and picked one out. However I was instructed to not curl or straighten it because it would melt and stick to the iron….I mean I wasn’t dropping major bucks on this.  I thought I would take my wig out for a spin on a “Golf Pub Crawl”.  Looks totally naturally right?

My guy friends would come over and put it on…you know totally normal right?
(awww look when I was younger and I still used my sorority cork board……picture collages were so cool or how about even printing out pictures what happened to that….I could go on a tangent about the years of taping pictures to the wall but I digress as always).
Then I decided I needed to explore this said costume box a little further.
A pair of Reindeer ears for a Santa Pub Crawl
Bunny Ears that were purchased from the Drag Queen Store in New Orleans….I wore those things for 24 hours straight I think.  They were on sale because they didn’t light up anymore.
So I guess what I was really wondering as I draw this long story to an end.  Do you still have a costume box?  If so what is in it? When is it time to get rid of it?  Hope you have a fabulous day! xoxoxoxo
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11 responses to “The Time My Wig Fell Out Of The Costume Box”

  1. Elle Sees says:

    i’m all for a costume box–love that! my fave wig memory is my grandmother’s wig flying off a log ride at dollywood. i was a little kid and thought it was the funniest thing ever. she was wearing it so her hair wouldn’t get wet. ha!

  2. haha this is hilarious. i have a cute flapper costume that i only wore once that i cant get rid of… i think it has one or two halloween’s left in it! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  3. Dona says:

    So you have a costume box with everything in it but a Halloween costume?? I can relate because one year the dh rented a Buccaneer outfit, complete with a huge feather-enhanced hat and boot covers. I merely shopped in my closet…we won first prize!

  4. Char-lit says:

    Ha, this is too cute! Your thoughts on approaching 30 reminded me of this interview I read with Cameron Diaz recently in People. She said: “I don’t want to look like I did when I was 25. I like the way that I look now better than when I was 25… There’s no such thing as anti-aging. There’s no such thing as turning back the hands of time, and it makes me crazy that we live in a society where that’s sold to women – that we’re supposed to believe that if we’re getting older, we’ve failed somehow, that we have failed by not staying young.” Random inspiration from Cam! Love it!

  5. Darcy says:

    Hahaha this is hilarious! I do have to say that I love your blonde hair!! I’ve never owned a wig or anything like that… maybe I’m missing out on some fun!?

  6. I’m counting down to 30 as well, I am on the fence as to how I feel about it. I love your thoughts on it though! BTW I am stopping by to let you know that I nominated you for the Liebster Award, details are on my blog

  7. I love that you have all of these costume accessories!! So fun! I don’t have a normal colored wig, but I do have a bright blue wig that my mom got for Halloween!
    Sincerely, Sara

  8. You are just too cute girl! And seriously, what is it with guys always wanting to put on wings. Love :)
    xo TJ

  9. Oh girl I had my stash of Gasparilla beads- seriously want to go back!! I think a lot of those costumes can be repurposed for a lot of future parties! Really loving the brunette wig!

  10. Caitlin C. says:

    Hahah you are too cute! Love all of your stories! I also have a big box of dress-up items from my days in a sorority. We had so many mixers that required the craziest costumes!

  11. Kristen says:

    i dont have a costume box – we dont have halloween at home :( i feel too old to start doing it now, and hubby never wants to do anything lol. but i love this post so much – that wig is hilarious and fabulous, but yes much better blonde ;) aaaaand now i want to go to Gasparilla !

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