I didn't dress for Halloween this year
Last year I dressed as a modern, kind of punk rock, Alice in Wonderland (the English teacher's shameless tie in to the most significant books in children's literature). I loved that costume but I didn't want to do the same thing over again. Two years ago I was Rosie the Riveter, I looked just like the poster. I've dressed as Mrs. Haversham before. I thought about dressing up as myself as I was in high school, but as it was, I didn't come to work in a costume this year. I didn't want to borrow my mother's flapper dress, but I was kind of hoping that someone would just meet me in the bathroom and bring me an "actual" costume. I've thought about dressing as Angela, but I don't think that I could pull it off, and I doubt that anyone would get it. The high schoolers were rocking some great costumes though! A friend of mine is attending a dirty nursery rhymes party and has decided to go as Little Boy Blue Balls.
As much as I love, love, love Halloween, I have to say, my favorite costume party takes place in the spring in my little college town -- the unofficial annual Sex Party, where you have to come in costume. It's HUGE, and basically the entire town attends. My favorite costume was when my friend dressed in a man's wrinkled tuxedo shirt, mussed her hair, slightly smudged the makeup, and donned a wilted corsage and attended the party as "The Morning After Prom"!
I don't know what I'll be for actual Halloween night ...
PGHKenny, I love the Office Space Ideas! I love when people make real, physical costumes
, not just dress up. CG's shredder idea was great too. Hey! What about the destroyed fax machine from OS? "PC Load Letter"? What the f*** does that mean? Once, at a costume party for a my friend Gretchen, where everyone had to dress up as something that started with a "G", a girl came dressed as a bottle of Elmer's glue. It was seriously the cutest costume ever! She wore a white turtle neck and pants, and had made a great big elmer's bottle out of a box, and wore a small bight orange beenie on her head. (My friend, the host, and I, were so impressed we made an impromptu custume prize with a balloon and silver sharpie, but she didn't seem too appreciative -- when she left, the balloon stayed.)
Two most common costumes for boys at our school: Napoleon Dynomite and Emo kids. Most common for girls: fairies, ladybugs, things with wings, or at least short skirts. Four senior boys dressed in cycling outfits and rode their bikes all through campus today in a pack shouting things like "merge" and "passing" -- it was great. A student came into my 5th period today, turned on a boom box, pulled off his warm up pants to reveal a g-string (over flesh colored briefs) and proceeded to "shake it
" all around the classroom, right up in people's faces, on the desks, around me, and then was gone. Several girls dressed as mothers from the town (I teach in an exceedingly wealthy community) -- it was great. (On a side note, I was told that I was "on a power trip" by a student who I would not let go to the bathroom a second time in one period. Yep, that's me, out to dominate the bladders of America's youths
By the way, HAPPY HALLOWEEN everyone!