I love Halloween, always have. While a lot of girls use this holiday to dress slutty, I, for the past 6 years have been different men. I think it all started after visiting a friend who was living in Mexico City. It was right before Dia de los Muertos, and I scored an amazing Mexican wrestling mask. Then I tried on a fake mustache, and the rest is history. While this costume was my first, I didn’t have great photos of it, so I’m starting with the next year, when I was a matador.
The following year, I had just moved back to Denver, and me my sister and my best friend decided to be James Brown, Amy Winehouse, and MIA. It was a fun trio. I took an old lamp from a thrift store and made it into a mic, learning some moves to play around with it.
Next was Zorro. This costume was amazing because my friend gave me a sweet fencing sword that really made the costume. I kept making Z’s in everything all night. I don’t know what’s with the facial expressions, but it’s still me under that mask I guess.
Freddy Mercury was last year. This was fun because of the unitard I made. I just happened to have the perfect fabric, and then when I decided to cut out the chest, add a nude fabric and put chest hair on that nude fabric, it really came together. I also took some artistic liberty to be 2 different time periods. Long hair AND mustache. And the buck teeth were a good addition.
While I loved all of these costumes, this year had to have been the best. After I decided to be Karl Lagerfeld it was like he was everywhere, the NY Times style magazine featured him, and he just kept popping up in different places. In my research I discovered he has a very famous cat named Choupette. She has over 70,000 followers on instagram. So, I knew that was an important prop. The rest just materialized…