While children around the country will be celebrating Halloween tomorrow*, going door-to-door in search of sugary gifts, many of us (having passed the trick-or-treating acceptable age) feted the event early, over the past weekend. On Saturday night, my home served as location to an annual, costume-required, party: Halloween Bash VIII. I can honestly say that turnout this year produced more fabulous costumes than ever before!
After much hemming and hawing, I finally overcame the Halloween Costume Conundrum and ended up in reverse drag (is there such a thing?), gussying myself up as fashion-guru Tim Gunn. Silvery-gray wig, metal trimmed rimless eyeglasses, black suit, black mens dress shoes, a gingham-print (small scale gingham) dress shirt in a color I would describe as poppy or cerise, and a diagonally-striped tie in shades of bold pink. The reason I’m describing the outfit in detail is because I have yet to uncover a decent photo of “Tim Gunn.” Also – due to the first arrivals at the Bash being less than knowledgeable about the fashion World – most people guessed me to be a number of ex-Presidents and ex-Presidential candidates, and I’m still feeling a little self-conscious about the final look.
That said, my own shortcomings were not indicative of the night by any stretch, and I am extremely excited to share with you some of the best costumes to come through Halloween Bash VIII!
Despicable Me Minions – talk about a head-to-toe look!
Channel Markers – a unique idea AND creative construction!
And the winners of the Halloween Bash VIII Costume Contest: It’s a costume… within a costume! Marshall and Lily from How I Met Your Mother dressed as Pirate and Parrot (Season 1 Episode 6)
What did you end up wearing this Halloween? Do you think you could’ve trumped the competition at Halloween Bash VIII?* Alas, due to Hurricane Sandy, there will be many people not celebrating Halloween tomorrow. Many communities in the midwest are “rescheduling” trick-or-treating for a later date – a great idea for the kids who may not yet be able to personalize the devastation of Sandy. Hope that everyone is keeping safe and moderately dry!