So, I love, love, love sideshow + circus memorabilia and history, that is actually the eventual theme of my dressing room (mixed with a little old Hollywood). When I stumbled upon this vintage circus costume, I almost died. The girl said it had been her mothers when she was a circus performer in the early '60s but that it might have been older because she said there had been a lot of hand-me-downs between performers. I can't wait to buy a dress form because this will be it's "default" outfit.
I've had an interest in learning, at least maybe on a very "vanilla" level, a sideshow act and after a little research, I found myself drawn to fire eating so I ordered some fire eating torches... if, for nothing else, than to go with my costume. I'll let you know if this goes anywhere. haha. I'm not really sold on pursuing it and my interest will probably stop at the threshold, I wish I had the time to dedicate to learning more. Collin hunted down his jumpsuit in a curiosities store and it has hilarious arm patches, apparently the pilot's nickname was Peaches. Also, many a Top Gun reference was made. Even though it rained all day, we ended up having an amazing time!
And because I loved my last year's costume so much...
Halloween is my favorite holiday and Michael generally humors me and dresses up with me! My favorite Halloween was our first Halloween together when we were Jack and Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas. This year we were lucky enough to have a reason to dress up before Halloween even came around. We were asked to participate in Halo Salon & Spa's Monsters Ball, which is their Annual Special FX Runway Show. Not only was this a fun chance to dress up with Michael, but the runway show was to raise awareness and money for Hope House Augusta, a local non-profit treatment facility for women. So basically, Creepy meets Charity...what a perfect combination.
Does anyone know what their Halloween costume will be yet?