Monday, October 31, 2005

Happy Hallowe'en!

One of the things I have found in moving to Chicago is that out here Hallowe’en is a very big deal. In DC, very few costumes are worn out to bars or clubs during this weekend. But in Chicago, you are almost a freak if you don’t wear a costume. It’s taken very seriously out here. And heavy thought is put into this annual drag event. People just don’t throw on capes and pointy teeth and head out. Prosthetics, body paint, sometimes body modification are the norm. And its more than just a hoot to see Daphne and Velma doing shots with Uncle Fester, and Tim Curry’s Demon from “Legend” hitting on a penguin.

I initially was not going to dress up, but my boyfriend was having none of that. So he sat down and created my costume from head to toe. When he told me what he chose for me to be, I thought it would be an impossible transformation. But the costume is amazing! I wore it out Friday night as a preview for tonight and was yelled at from cars, across the street, and had my photo taken with a lot of people. I think KB has missed his calling.

I will display Hallowe’en pics this week. Until then, have a safe and fun night!


  1. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Well, it's about 5 pm your time. West Coast still has about three - four hours before it's adequately dark. You all have a fun and safe Halloween too. KB as well. The pics should be a riot I bet. Its a big deal out hear in SoCal too, especially in Hollywood/LA. Some of the 'costumed' have already been on the mid day news. Unfortunately I'm stuck working on a Commercial project.

    Hopefully you have some of KB's Oompa Loompa costume on camera as well/ he'll probably have Jessica's on film. Curious to see has handicraft.


  2. Why didn't I realize KB was your BF?

    Show us the pics!

  3. I demand to see said costume!!!

    I went to a Halloween party here as "The Scream". Didn't require too much effort or budget, but in hindsight I think I'll pick something where I don't have a mask next time.

    Claustrophobia anyone!?