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