Last night I went to a Halloween party thrown by a friend of my hubby’s. I went as Wednesday Addams:
This costume was probably a good move for me, because it gave me an excuse not to smile. I was in character instead of feeling awkward in a room full of people I didn’t know. I was in character instead of being annoyed that the hostess pulled on my wig. I was in character instead of being pissed that the couple’s damn dog kept trying to hump the party guests (my baby included).
Its damn unnerving to be in a room full of people that all know each other, except for you. I’m pretty sure I was invited over as a decoration for the party, not as a guest. The hostess thinks the nerd goth thing I’ve got going on is fascinating….or, whatever…
I eventually went and grabbed a bag of games out of my car (all ways a game mistress I suppose)and set up in the living room to play with the few other people not engrossed in conversation, which included someone’s kid that got dragged along. For the record… I tried mingling… I promise….Hell, I think I have met some of those people before….But, other than comments on how cute my baby was, I didn’t really get any conversation out of anyone. My baby is super cute though:
Well, I think that event counted as my reminder that I’m really not fun at parties (which explains why no one comes to mine), but I did get a lot of candy out of the ordeal:
The things I do for candy….
October is always an interesting month for me. Between being the only “creepy goth chick” everyone around here knows and being a cosplayer I tend to get asked to help run events or to lend people my clothes, costumes, make up, jewelry, etc. So in others words, its the time of year when everyone suddenly acknowledges that I exist. Lol
Well, one of the guys in my game group got “voluntold” to run a haunted trail and had a week to get it put together. So, I actually helped with a Halloween event this year. (and lent someone of the other volunteers my make up). We actually managed to acquire a bunch of old decorations for my work’s booster club (we’re moving to a temp building while our’s is getting renovated so, I solved 2 problems at once). I also made a bunch of these:
Just a suggestion if you want to try to make them: I added tin foil to the back of the inside and duct tapped off the ends so the light would shine better out of the eyes.
I had to scramble to find a scary costume, I think I did a decent job finding one:
R63 Freddy Krueger. The dress is actually a sweater dress so it has re-wear use out of it; the whole thing cost just about the same as buying a satin costume from places like Party City. I got it from Hot Topic by the way; say what you want about them, but they occasionally get good stuff still. It was a big hit, even the younger kids knew who I was. (they all wanted to touch the claws).
Ugh, I’m actually starting to look pregnant a bit. I’ll be honest, its making me feel self-conscious. I think I look pudgy and I’m worried about people making fun of my size in my costumes, even after I tell everyone what’s going on. My hubby and my couple of guy friends I told are actually excited its starting to be noticeable. They’ve been so concerned about me, and I’ll be honest even with as stubborn as I’m being, its appreciated.
Anyway, considering we only had a week to throw it together, the trail was a big hit! Spiders, zombies, clowns, and chainsaws oh my! I took tickets at the entrance (I got stuck with that because my buddy wanted to make sure I had somewhere to sit down,lol), and I was a little shocked that some of the parents were letting their really little kids go down this trail (there was also a kids trail, we were running the adult one). They were almost offended when I’d stop them and warn them (I get it everyone is scared by different things), but a good portion of them either turned around and left or started begging the actors not to scare their kid. Soooooo, you take your 6 year old down a trail that’s aimed at scaring teens and adults and you get upset that its scary? Other than that minor stupidity, it went really well. We had a big turn out despite it being cold out. My buddy did a fantastic job getting everything put together and running it.