I was on a last minute five-day vacation in Puerto Rico this week so I didn’t have any Minneapolis or St. Paul adventures. I was seeking a topic and @sloped suggested “where to puke at First Avenue.” So I decided to write about Halloween. (Long story.) I think I chose this mostly because it gives me the opportunity to talk about this costume that I saw in an email from Urban Outfitters.
I would actually buy it if it wasn’t ONE SIZE only. I mean, it’s a sexy costume that’s totally not sexy and isn’t Halloween all about sexy? This costume also led me to find out that @sloped is going to send each Urban Outfitters model a sandwich. My big costume idea, which I have been talking about for years, is a sexy Muppet. I better get to the fabric store to buy some blue fur, but obviously not very much fur. I think a fur bikini could be not only ridiculously sexy but also sort of warm. Who knows, it could snow on Halloween.
Halloween has always been a favorite holiday of mine. My birthday being the 27th of the month, I often had costume parties growing up. There was one year where I had a food theme and I was a hot fudge sundae. I also did an under-the-sea party and had a delightful smattering of crabs and mermaids. I was a starfish and it was probably the cutest costume ever to exist. My parents always made my costumes. My parents went to a costume party at my school every year with another couple. They were the ship of fools one year, four flamingos another year, the Pillsbury Doughboy, Oscar Meyer Weiner, Carmen Miranda, and a dairy cow another. I’ve always loved costumes so Halloween is second only to Thanksgiving in my book. Food always comes out ahead.
Halloween in Minneapolis is about everyone you know throwing a Halloween party and you having to choose which one to attend. The Halloween party I usually attend is always a night to remember. Last time I went I dressed as Dorothy and my dog Ninja was Toto. I didn’t find out until the next day when pictures appeared on the facebox that Toto had a taste for beer when I saw a picture of her nose-deep in a plastic cup. Oh, the things you learn from Halloween. There was one party with at least three sexy nurses back when sexy nurses were in style and another party where someone was drunk as a “costume.” No showing up costume-less either, you won’t make it through the door.
Last year I missed the party because I was in Italy so I went to First Avenue’s costume party when I returned. A group of my friends were dressed as Super Mario characters and another friend was a toilet Transformer (and won the contest!) I was bought a lot of birthday drinks and this leads to the story that I’m not going to tell today. The costumes at First Avenue were fabulous and there was dancing. So if you don’t have too many parties to go to, head over to First Ave!
This year I made sure not to be traveling over Halloween so I can make it to at least two parties and maybe even get to First Avenue again for their contest. I don’t understand those people who just “aren’t into Halloween.” I get super excited about coming up with a costume every year and trying to incorporate the tiny dog into it. And with that, I better go look through the costume box and start coming up with ideas!