NaBloPoMo: Costumes

The prompt: Will you dress up for Halloween? What will you be?

Actually, I don’t have much to say about that question so I’m going to go rogue. To be fair, no I won’t wear a costume. I’ll wear my annual Halloween orange shirt when I hand out the candy. Woo hoo!

Official Halloween shirt.
Official Halloween shirt.

I bought this shirt on sale at Target in 2002. The caption is “Perfectly Wicked In Every Way” and its a hoot. I wear it 2 or 3 times and put it up each year. Amazing that a shirt can last that long and even the logo doesn’t peel or fade. This photo is from 2011 near our home. I was supposed to look scared when Ledcat took the phone of my peeking into a passageway but I couldn’t stop laughing.

Somehow, I feel this odd pride – like I created my own tradition even when I barely had two nickels to rub together to buy a holiday shirt of all things. But I suppose whatever price I paid 11 years ago has proven a wise investment.

I have had a few creative albeit non-traditional costumes. One year, I went dressed as a member of the Rick Santorum fan club. Another, I created “fairy dyke” costumes for Ledcat and I complete with pink tutus, tiaras and Doc Martens.

Costumes can be fun, but I think this year I’ll simply put on my shirt and feel dressed up enough to be included and thrifty enough to not have unreasonable expectations.

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