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Haloween parties - Journal of Omnifarious

Oct. 24th, 2009

07:09 pm - Haloween parties

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I hate costumes. I hate dressing up in general. I feel woefully incompetent at anything where physical appearance plays a big role. It's not that I think I'm inherently bad to look at or anything like that. It's that I think there is a certain skill to presenting yourself well from a pure visual appearance standpoint that I don't think I possess.

So I've been staying away from almost any event or social gathering in which clothing is mentioned.

Previously, I've gone for minimalist conceptual costumes as a way to avoid the whole question all together. "I'm a college student." (in actuality a bit bitter than I wasn't really a college student by the official definition and therefore didn't qualify for any financial aid) or "I'm an amorphous blob named Xylex who's eaten me and taken my form." or "Starman." (that was a bunch of big steel marbles I was holding in my hand, sadly they didn't glow).

Now, somehow, that isn't working for me. I'm not sure why, but I don't really want to try the conceptual costume route, and I don't really want to dress up either. I have nothing to dress up in and no skill at doing it. In fact, it's often a huge effort for me to get out to various events in the first place, and I kind of resent being presented with an additional requirement to dress a certain way if I'm going to be there.

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Date:October 25th, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC)
wear a freaking robe, bring a pipe and call yourself hugh hefner. TaDa!

or glue some popcorn to a sweatshirt and call yourself a popcorn ball.

The thrift store is full of ideas. Think of something ridiculous and make it happen, or get over the idea that you HAVE to do it. You don't, but it helps one feel a part of the fun, a part of the tradition, a part of the social web that binds us for the good.
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