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Halloween at 27

November 1, 2010

At this year’s Halloween party, the bf and I were a World War II private and Rosie the Riveter – both of our costumes combined cost $8. I already owned everything I needed for mine, and the bf found a khaki shirt at the Salvation Army store for $3 and the fabric I bought to make his garrison cap and matching tie cost $5. Seriously the lowest key and easiest costume I’ve ever put together. Although I am pretty impressed with my hat-making skills…I found a pattern online that gave me the shape of the pieces and little else. Many, many days of searching for a more complete pattern yielded nothing. I thought a garrison cap would be easy to find, as the basic design was used for both men and women in WWII, and then adapted for lots of civilian use, like ice cream men. But there was nothing, even when I went to search through costume and regular pattern books at JoAnn’s. Oh well! It still came out pretty good if I do say so myself!

At the party I remember a couple from the 1950s, Bill and Sookie from True Blood, a clown, The Situation, a biker chick, a kung fu guy, and bacon and eggs. Only the bacon and eggs couldn’t remove an accessory or two and look like a pretty normal, not-in-costume person.

For comparison, in previous years I’ve been a pirate, a cow, a hula girl and Abraham Lincoln. All of which took way more effort than this year! I don’t know if I was just lazy, or if the older I get I’m less into Halloween. And judging from the costumes I saw, (which were all great, by the way, I’m not knocking anyone’s creativity here, just noting that we were low key!) maybe my whole circle of friends is feeling the same way? We’re getting old!

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