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!
Ok, I wasn’t really in a Baroque painting.
Primary Colors Woman Part One
So … I should have taken that left at Albequerque.
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.
Me as a card game. Where you match up the 3 pieces to create a person. Cool, huh?
Primary Colors Woman, Part Deux
Sweenie Todd and Mrs. Lovett
Me as an oil slick on top of wather.
Private Eye costume. Or really, just a hat.
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!
Wacky Tacky day at school
That’s me as Albrecht Durer’s Self Portrait.
Partly real, partly photoshopped. Ok, I wasn’t really standing in a burning building.
Pippi Longstocking, baby!
Dancing Hippy Costume.
Me as Personified Electricity.
This is my Paper Doll costume. Pretty good, eh?
Looking appropriately dissociated in Klimt’s The Kiss
Blue and Gold day!
Got a Rabbit Hole? And a deck of cards?
Just having fun in a museum because, well, why not?