Halloween is really my favorite time of the year... it may have to do with the fact that I love any reason to get dressed up in costume (I am an Actress at heart after all). It could also be because I went to Bishop's University where Halloween is not something to be taken lightly.
When Halloween time comes around, I get that familiar joyous sensation... the anticipation of finding the perfect costume. Usually I find a piece of a costume before I come up with the actual concept. An item or prop will pique my interest and will then inspire the costume. This year was no different. I was shopping in Kensington Market with my friend Sarah when I spotted this skirt... something about it was familiar to me, but I couldn't put my finger on it. And then it hit me... It resembled the skirt that Minnie Mouse wears back in Disney's "Steamboat Willie" days.
The idea was so brilliant that it blew my mind... for the rest of the week I went about busily collecting all of the other aspects of the costume until I had a complete outfit…
Much to the amusement of those around me, I looked like this -->
Yes, Yes... I'm not ashamed to say that I looked good... 'cause let's face it Minnie Mouse is hot. The best part about a well put together costume is the recognition you get from those around you... If people know who I am without being told, I've done my job.
The nice progressed quite nicely, the A-Team* partied it up at the Tangerine Nightclub where friends of friends were having a Halloween party. The outfits there ranged from good to pathetically non-existent... but who is Minnie to judge! The A-team rocked the house... Together we were Minnie, Officer Sethi, The Glowing Fairy, and the Japanese Hooker for the white man... <-- I kid you not, that was MeMe's costume!
These are my girls, my A-Team.
* The A-Team is a moniker we came up with that addresses the fact that in the game of life we are A list-go-to friends.