Tag: Costume

42 Days to Dragon*Con: I TOLD YOU IT WAS A WIIIIIIIG (also, 400th post!)

First: THIS IS MY 400TH POST Y’ALL.  So that’s worth noting!  400 is a lot of posts, yaaaay me.

Now, onto the countdown!

I bought my wigs this week, y’all.

I’m actually pretty lucky with my natural hair–it is crazy that I am saying this, because in middle school I had such an insane Jew-Fro that my classmates made up a song called “Puff the Magic Lindsay” (set to “Puff the Magic Dragon,” of course) and sang it whenever I walked into a classroom.  They also threw chewed-up blow-pops into my really kinky, unmanageable hair.  Classy kids, right?  Anyways, my hair calmed down after puberty and I finally figured out what to do with it.  My hair is pretty thick but it isn’t uncontrollable, and a good flat iron is my best friend.  I like my natural color, it is sort of a warm, dark brown.    I have a good stylist and a good haircut.  However, none of this works with any of my Dragon*Con costumes, so wigs it is.

I haven’t had the best wig luck in the past–they don’t tend to hold up all that well during the Con.  If anyone has any tips for storage and styling, please let me know!

Anyways, here are my wigs.  I decided to give Cosplay.com a try.  We’ll see how it goes.

So that wig is happening in natural red/copper for Melisandre, and in black for Blind Mag (who I am wearing again, duh, it is the bestest and easiest costume).

That’s the rose wig in one of the colors I am getting.

And that wig is happening in a cool pink for my Weighted Companion Cube costume from Portal that I should probably do some work on, but I was out of town last weekend and my best friend from college is coming this weekend, so that’ll have to wait a bit. I’m excited to wear a pink wig–pink isn’t really one of my “favorite” colors, but the Companion Cube color scheme is silver/gray and pink, and a pink wig is definitely more fun than a gray wig.  Might as well give it a whirl, amirite?

How are your costumes coming along?  Do you have any fun wigs ordered?  Do you avoid wigs whenever you can, or are you a drag queen like me, and convinced of the power of BIG HAIR.

The Day After Halloween

I always hated the day after Halloween.

No more costumes, no more pretending you were someone else, no more free delicious candies from strangers, it was such a bummer.

I’m glad we have kids in my neighborhood that trick-or-treat.  I get way too much joy from promoting childhood happiness via the distribution of high fructose corn syrup.  And the kids had some great costumes this year.

I think that’s why I am so pro-Halloween.  Halloween is gives us all permission to be kids.  You can be magical or funny or special or sexy or slutty or even slutty bacon.  People give you things for free.  You’re allowed to be silly and spooky and bizarre. And life’s not really any of those things.

Life is pretty mundane.  You go to work.  If you are lucky you like your work, but from what I understand most people don’t.  You go to the grocery store.  You go to the gym.  You come home.  Maybe you cook dinner.  Maybe you heat up a Lean Cuisine.  Sometimes you have to scoop your cat’s poop.  Sometimes there is laundry.  Sometimes tv happens.  Sometimes reading.  Sometimes not.  Costumes, and candy, and fun, and whimsy, these things don’t usually happen in reality.

Freaky Fridays: Zombies and Sluts! Zombie sluts!

Hi guys!

Firstly, Raleigh’s Zombie Walk is tomorrow and you should totally come!  The zombies will be meeting up by the acorn in Moore Square around 6:30-7:00 and then we’ll start shuffling (everyday we’re shuffling).  Even if you aren’t interested in zombie-ing it up you should come, the people watching should be fantastic!  The after party will be at Tir na Nog.  Be there or be brains!

This week The Hairpin had an excellent costume post on sexy Halloween costumes.  Don’t you hate how girls use Halloween as an excuse to slut and sex it up?  People do that at Dragon*Con too.  I don’t know, maybe it is because I wear Spanx every day and slutty outfits don’t really cover Spanx, but the slutty nurse/policewoman/librarian Halloween look just isn’t for me.  However, if the slutty look is for you–no judgment if it is!  I have a flabby stomach that requires Spanx granny panties so I can’t do that look!–and you are considering ideas other than sexy accountant, then you should totally check out some of these looks from the Hairpin:

Jillian Tamaki for The Hairpin.

See, this I can get behind.  I have a friend this year who is thinking of making a slutty bacon costume.  That’s awesome!  I’d totally eat me some slutty bacon.

I am trying to figure out what “version” of zombie to dress as tomorrow.  Business zombie?  Pajama zombie?  SLUTTY ZOMBIE?  Someone tell me so I can put my clothing together!  And I hope to see y’all tomorrow in Raleigh!