>> I could have assumed a blase/cynical attitude towards Halloween and brandish it with a "Pah! It's just a consumerist holiday to stimulate the economy…" brush-off. I'm not gonna lie. I was super excited to be in New York for Halloween for the very first time and despite being completely unfamiliar with New York Halloween etiquette, being given the opp to host a party at Tribeca Grand.
Sadly though, my excitement did not extend towards the costuming. I kept thinking about that truly salient point brought up in Mean Girls where it was observed that Halloween is simply a good excuse to dress like a slut. I definitely didn't want to go down the slut route, which the costume dept at Ricky's was pointing towards. My dream costume really would have been a lush and super soft adult version of something like this… (major sadness occurred at Opening Ceremony where I fell hard for faux fur…)…
Unfortunately with a distinct lack of budget, I had to look to what I brought with me as well as Ricky's for make-up/hair support… in the end, I wore something that was not so much a costume but an outfit that I would easily wear out and about in London. It was a surfer/tribal hybrid that the Proenza Schouler boys and Balenciaga have instilled in me … and then physically inspired by the neoprene shorts I got at Oak for $40 and then supported by the New Look prototype body and some Michael Angel leggings that were in my suitcase. I added some Ziggy Stardust-esque shoes (brought at Beacon's Closet for $20) for a bit of genre randomising and just ended up confusing the issue further. Definitely a Halloween costume rookie here. Will get onto planning the animal suit for next year to prevent further Halloween mishaps.
(Still in love with the bathroom wallpaper at Soho Grand…)