Halloween: all about having a license to pretend to be someone you’re not for the sake of eliciting things from people. Well, I’m sure there’s more to it than that. Whatever, it’s fun to dress up. As a teacher, I used to love Spirit Week, where every day was a different costume – Superhero? Sure, I can do that … Blast from the Past? No problem…. Favorite Character? Which one to choose? So to Karl, my husband: no, I’m not a hoarder, you just never know when you might need something for a costume. (Similar to that wood you like to keep under the deck; you never know when you might need to build something.)
So in homage to Halloweens past, and just to having fun with being different people (for real or, well, for not):
Hey, I’m the Mona Lisa!
Got a Rabbit Hole? And a deck of cards?
Private Eye costume. Or really, just a hat.
Wacky Tacky day at school
Me as a card game. Where you match up the 3 pieces to create a person. Cool, huh?
Blue and Gold day!
Primary Colors Woman, Part Deux
Me as Personified Electricity.
Me as an oil slick on top of wather.
So … I should have taken that left at Albequerque.
Just having fun in a museum because, well, why not?
Primary Colors Woman Part One
Pippi Longstocking, baby!
College biker chick costume. I was actually a biker chick. I mean, I rode a motorcycle. Everything else is costume, though. That was my hair.
I’m Michelangelo’s David!
That’s me as Albrecht Durer’s Self Portrait.
Ok, I wasn’t really in a Baroque painting.
This is my Paper Doll costume. Pretty good, eh?
Ok, you got me. This one’s photoshopped. Badly photoshopped. But in the original, that head’s at a freaky angle. Seriously. Ingres, Grand Odalisque.
Looking appropriately dissociated in Klimt’s The Kiss
Partly real, partly photoshopped. Ok, I wasn’t really standing in a burning building.
Dancing Hippy Costume.
Sweenie Todd and Mrs. Lovett