DIY: Halloween Costume, 2012
After deciding I wanted to be neither bacon nor a sexy pilot/ referee/ pirate, ad nauseam, I decided to create my own costume. Cue the gasps and cringes of horror that come with most homemade attempts.
Except mine kinda rocked. I was quite surprised. I was inspired by a vid I saw of a guy draped head-to-toe in plastic grocery bags (he was making some kind of environmental statement), and that got me thinking about of doing something similar.
So my costume is a gown I made out of plastic grocery bags. I was not a particular character; I just put on a blue wig to finish the look off. And a candy necklace. Really, I was just flabbergasted that we had enough plastic bags lying around the house for me to make a flippin dress out of!
I rocked my costume at a couple of events; pictured above and below is at the Little Five Points Halloween Parade & Festival. Costumes, music, fried food (yum!), stilts, dogs, things for sale, meeting up with friends... this neighborhood was filled to the gills with fun that day. I'm pictured with my best friend J in the pic above.
This little sign on my cape was an attempt to continue the environmental message that I saw in the vid. Speaking for myself, I'm trying to be better about remembering my canvas bags when I grocery shop, and I figured this creative costume might help illustrate the message for all of us. Every effort counts, yeah?