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First off I just wanted to thank y’all for the positive response to yesterday’s post! I’m not going to lie I was a little nervous about posting it but I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who thinks someone is hiding underneath my car or in the backseat. Us gals are straight up paranoid but at least we won’t be half the way to some remote country in Eastern Europe because we weren’t paying attention and parked next to a creepy white van with sliding doors…..cough cough Taken.
So since you are all now fully aware of my day to day weirdness…..let’s get on with my next random musings. I feel like this post belongs in the month of October well I missed the boat on that one so let’s just go with it even though it’s February….thanks so much for playing along!
As I’ve gotten older and wiser, my approach to Halloween has certainly changed. I was never much of a planner when it came to costumes…I usually would go with whatever was in my closet and “make it work”. When I look back at my costumes throughout the years I seriously cringe….I cannot believe I let myself out of the house like that. I mean I can’t even post the pictures on here because I think my stomach is showing in 75% of them. At what point did that flip switch where Halloween went from fun kid activity with getting candy to full out lingerie with wings and oh I get it she’s a fairy!
I have only bought one Halloween costume in my entire life and it was an Alice and Wonderland dress because my one girlfriend was having a Mad Hatter Tea party and I was picked for Alice (not because I was special or anything I think I was the only blonde). Nothing in my closet was remotely going to work for it so of course at the last minute I had to run to all the party stores and find that dress. One place had it…Spencer’s gifts did you know that store still existed? I thought it went out of business the same time as Coed Naked shirts. Do you remember those???? My mother wouldn’t let any of us wear them no matter how cool there were.
Does anyone else think this movie is the creepiest thing in the entire world? Tim Burton has the weirdest mind(weirder than mine..I know I didn’t think it was possible either). This movie almost creeps me out as much as this one….cartoon and Jim Carey version.
The Grinch totally freaks me out. When it is on like on repeat during the holidays I have to change the channel when it comes on. My mom told me I loved it when I was little and would run around the house singing “you’re a mean one Mr. Grinch”.
I can’t move past this yet. So the newer Alice in Wonderland movie I mean what is it even rated? I think I am going to legitimately have nightmares over this picture. This is suppose to be a children’s movie no? I would never take myself nieces and nephews to see this crack pot filled movie.
Getting back to my original point….I know I take detours sometimes. Mean Girls nailed it completely about how Halloween is an excuse for girls to dress up let’s call it…..inappropriately and how companies take all the childhood fairy tales and make them into adult costumes.
How about Little Red Riding Hood. Or as they are now calling it “Racy Red”.
My niece was a ladybug this year….certainly not with a costume like this.
Okay this one is just hilarious. I didn’t know a raccoon could be sexy. I just thought they were dirty mean animals who rummaged through garbage cans. However apparently you can sex up any Halloween Costume with a short skirt, mask and tail.
Okay so this is the grand finale where I pull all the random musings together….. at least I hope I can. I was home a few weeks ago I was looking through some old pictures my parents had and started cracking up when I found some stellar pictures that I would like to share with you to really illustrate my point. Amanda circa 1987…wasn’t I so happy looking in this picture?
Clearly I wasn’t having a good day. First hands on the hips…now crossed against my chest. Probably had something to do with that hat I was wearing.
Flash to Amanda 2010 when my one girlfriend orchestrated the Alice in Wonderland themed Halloween party. Side note I don’t know where this costume went….I think I loaned it to a friend and never got it back.
As you thankfully cannot see in this picture is the length of this dress but it probably had less fabric than my dress from 1987.
I thought I would share my history repeating itself 20 years later with the before and afters. Have you dressed up as an “adult” version of a childhood character? What are your thoughts on how Halloween costumes are pretty much the most degrading things to females and professions for that matter… I mean honestly what cop do you know wears thigh highs and carries plastic cuffs? I’m so glad my Halloweens consist of taking my nieces and nephews trick or treating and stealing all their Reese’s Fast Breaks (oh those are so good) and Peanut M&Ms. Have a fabulous day! xoxoxoxo