Thursday, November 30, 2006

Fear of the costume party
























Dear Marc, the other day, when I was invited to a costume party and couldn't find my pirate hat (I was so disappointed! I was so set to pin a few dead birds on my shoulder and try eating with a hook for a hand), I ended up going as a glamour mime.

While I wouldn't recommend this look to anyone, I think it's a good thing to dress as your worst nightmare. A way to conquer your fears.

At the costume party, I saw Snow white dancing with astronauts. I saw a box of crayons drinking beer. I saw jockeys hugging surgeons. I witnessed a group of Amish gentlemen getting down. I saw a whale doing the running man. I saw my former boss in the disguised of a sick man.

"What are you?"
"I am Sick"

Trust a former copywriter to dress the part of an adjective.

But the winner that night took the prize (as winners tend to do):
A kitschy fisher man complete with frame, pipe and all.
















I like this flesh colored costume too, though it's from a party I was never even close to.
What's the best costume you ever saw?


love
(I'm miming this as I type)
-e

10 comments:

ET said...

A couple of my friends dressed up as Pasty and Edina once, it was like they were chanelling them!

The other day there was a costume party at a bar I stopped by. Everyone had gone to so much trouble. There was Bender & the Lobster guy from Futurama. As well as Gogo Yubari and the Corpse Bride. Bender won the best dressed!

alanna said...

you're just amazing! the most original blog i've ever seen.

Lisa said...

You, my dear blogging stranger, are absolutely HILARIOUS. Your letters to Marc are the bee's knees.

Anonymous before, now Zoeller who's ancestors are from Lux. said...

My next door neighbors Lily and Gary. Lily and Gary are no more so Lily is with Jeff. When I met Jeff, I saw a man with a long braided pigtail, and, he had a large parrot on his shoulder. It was in the Spring. My Father, who is 90, had dated the (now)aunt of Jeff. I talked to him, as the cockatoo sat on his shoulder. It was bright green, etc.

My Marrakech said...

Can I just tell you that this is the most fun blog that I have seen in a long time.

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