I am out of school due to snow in the area, which is a shame/pleasure. The shame? This week was Red Ribbon Week and today was Character Day. The pleasure? Dude, if you have a choice, do NOT work with kids on a morning where they most likely had candy for breakfast. I subbed for a half-day on Valentine’s Day. I think they would have been awful any other day as well, but it was impacted by candy. Kids I know, well, I can threaten them at least. Kids you won’t see again? Eh.
Anyway. I’ve been very indecisive about Halloween this year, especially since I could dress up at work. I’m going to display how I can convert one dress into three different costume ideas.
I’m not good with self-portraits.
So, I took pictures of the dress with various props to display my ideas. If you have heard of DisneyBound, I feel that this is along the same lines. It’s not an exact replica, it’s inspired by the character. For example, I don’t see anything wrong with being a character when you don’t look like them. It’s great when you do look like them, but why limit yourself?
Happy Bookish Halloween!
Step One: The dress
Step 2: Pick your character
ALICE IN WONDERLAND:
Improvements that I could have made: the apron/pinafore. Maybe a Cheshire Cat prop, or a teacup with a mouse. I wore black flats with it, but Mary Janes would have been cute. White tights would have been a give-away, but how often does a 29-year old need white tights?
Again, needs a pinafore. Flats would be great with this. Hair tied back, nothing fancy.
Finally, and this one’s a stretch, but let’s try it…
Cherry from The Outsiders
Improvements: I was going to pair up with the school counselor to both be Outsiders for Character Day today. You HAVE to have a Greaser with you to pull off Cherry. You also have to have red hair. I was willing to dye my hair red… just not blonde.
Enjoy your Halloween! Don’t hesitate to think outside the box… or inside the book! Get lots o’ candy!