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Happy Halloween, Jerks (in NYC)

If you're in New York, don't forget about the meetup tonight. I hear Edith is dressing up as an extra bartender this time, someone found out where to buy all the dry ice in the city, and there should be plenty of snacks. What are you going as? I'm gonna be "Lonely Woman in California Who Just Found Out She Doesn't Even Live in a Neighborhood Where Children Trick-or-Treat and This Candy Isn't Going to Eat Itself, so... "



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L M
L M

I'm being lazy and wearing an orange APC jumpsuit so I can pretend I dressed up as a convict.

this is if I decide to get off the couch.

Ophelia

@Lucia Martinez Oh, please get off the couch? I've been hoping to nerd out about home improvement...and I was considering going as a Handy Femme (work boots, carhartts, tools, tiara)...

L M
L M

@Ophelia HA someone suggested I go as jolie. OKAY FINE I WILL GET DRESSED. (I like how I'm assuming said jumpsuit still fits. maybe I'll dress up as cameltoe.)

Ophelia

@Lucia Martinez Just cut off the top, and make it strapless, and then it'll fit you no matter what.

L M
L M

@Ophelia I might actually have to do this :( :( #candy

Ophelia

@Lucia Martinez That's OK. I have revised my costume as well, given the fact that the carhartts zip, but then I can't sit down. Now I'm verging more femme. less handy.

Vera Knoop

@Ophelia It was lovely meeting both of you! And your icon doesn't even look a tiny bit like a person-- I was obviously distracted and confused!

Ophelia

@Vera Knoop Likewise!

L M
L M

@Ophelia @Vera Knoop also likewise!

annepersand

I'm so excited but I'm gonna be a bit late cause of classssssssss

I am dressed as a Dharma Bum.

throwaway style

Jane, you should head to Angeleno Heights. Or the WeHo parade. Halloween is outta control here in the right places. I'm bailing and going to Danzig Legacy show, though. Just know traffic headed west is pretty much the worst thing in the world on Halloween.

throwaway style

@throwaway style (also it should be noted I'm not as big of a Danzig fan as my last posts have made me appear -- I just figured it would be better to see some of the actual Misfits on Halloween, instead of cover bands. Devilock, hail satan, etc etc)

Jane Marie

@throwaway style thank you! have fun at the show :)

deepomega

@throwaway style WeHo is great, go to there. I live a couple miles from it and tonight's my first year in LA that I won't be there, drunk and in a group costume nobody understands.

bonnbee

I'm going as "Lonely Law Student Stuck in the Library Because this Fucking Memo Won't Write Itself and All I Really Want Is To Give Candy to Cute Little Trick Or Treaters But None Will Be At My Basement Apartment and I Can't Even Enjoy Candy Because None of the Good Halloween Candy Is Vegan and I Just Hate My Life."

xoxo

sceps yarx

@bonnbee Do you like chick-a-sticks? They're like the inside of a Butterfinger but totally vegan and delicious!

Tragically Ludicrous

Ugh wish I could go. Currently I'm dressed as "graduate student working on midterms in a country that doesn't even care about Halloween or have tiny candy."

frigwiggin

@Tragically Ludicrous No tiny candy??? Tragedy!

frigwiggin

@figwiggin Tragically ludicrous that there is no tiny candy, even.

Tragically Ludicrous

@figwiggin I know, right?!?! Although I am probably going to buy a chocolate initial like they have here. Because chocolate.

werewolfbarmitzvah

I'll be going as Sexy Office Worker Who Rapidly Chugged Two Mini Airplane Bottles of Liquor Before Coming Here in Order to Work Up the Bravery to Talk to Strangers!

Jane Marie

@werewolfbarmitzvah i am into this costume.

hairspin

@werewolfbarmitzvah haha opening bourbon in apt. for same reason as I write this.

leonstj

@hairspin and its why I'm at a bar now! Embarassing drunken convos with internet strangers are soon to occur!

Ophelia

@leon.saintjean @werewolfbarmitzvah It was lovely to drunkenly meet you guys :)

werewolfbarmitzvah

@Ophelia And it was marvelous to drunkenly meet you guys as well! (Also, I think I accidentally pulled an Irish Goodbye after drinking past my saturation point. Apologies for not saying a proper farewell!)

leonstj

@werewolfbarmitzvah @Ophelia - Likewise!!! That was a really fun night. And Irish Goodbyes are definitely the way to go.

Nina Kauffman@twitter

:( This may have been asked but can we pleeeaaassse do an LA meetup? Or have we? AND I DIDN'T KNOW?

throwaway style

@Nina Kauffman@twitter Nov 11 at Susina Bakery :)

Jane Marie

@throwaway style oh word?

deepomega

@throwaway style Is there... alcohol at this bakery?

throwaway style

@deepomega @Jane Marie http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=281080915248792
Can you see this? The internet is tricky. Doesn't look like there's alcohol, but that stretch of Beverly has approx 1 bazillion nearby places that do.

Jane Marie

@throwaway style there is no such thing as a pinup without an overflowing bar. BLASPHEMER. (so i guess i'll B.O.O.W. bring our own wine?)

leastimportantperson

@Jane Marie Wine? What wine? This is just an attractive tote I picked up from Scandanavian Design Center. It's called fashion, have you heard of it? I know it has a spigot coming out of it. Now please leave me to my camouflaged wine bag. I mean purse.

deepomega

@throwaway style Just gotta bring plastic shot glasses and manually add tequila shooters to all the cupcakes. Easy!

Alana Russo@twitter

@Jane Marie Commenting for the FIRST TIME to say I live a few blocks away and am also happy to smuggle in Sauvignon Blanc (although if they don't serve booze they may be fine with us BOOSB).

throwaway style

@Jane Marie Hey, I'm content to have y'all hang at my place with some whiskey and some mix tapes. I'm a low key kinda girl. But baked goods *are* enticing...Anyway, I didn't create this event, but I am going!

Jane Marie

@throwaway style i will be right over every day for the rest of my life.

LRMG

@Jane Marie - I was surprised at this being a non-alcohol event but I am going as well. I think the closest bar/lounge is the Tar Pit but there are other bars within walking/close driving distance as well. I'm not sure how the Tar Pit is at night, I've only been earlish with my mom. What, she likes to look at art, get her drink on and be home in bed by ten!

Alana Russo@twitter

@LRMG Your mom sounds like my kind of lady. Yes, The Tar Pit is probably the closest bar, although I have also had just wine and dessert at Terroni on Beverly, which is a few blocks east of Susina.

Tammy Pajamas

@LRMG I feel like that place would not be good for a large-ish group? I have no better suggestions though :/

Tammy Pajamas

@Tammy Pajamas Or what about the bar in the middle of the Farmer's Market. Is that nearby?

deepomega

@Tammy Pajamas That's less than a mile, I think. Definitely doable, but not sure how late that shit's open.

LRMG

@Alana Russo@twitter: Hmmm I did not think about that. Well as others have mentioned there are a ton of options around.

leastimportantperson

@Tammy Pajamas I agree. The Tar Pit would be tricky for a large group, and it sometimes gets unexpectedly really loud. Glam, though!

deepomega

@Tammy Pajamas WAIT! The Village Idiot is right up at Melrose! Not too far a walk, definitely more doable with its back room and whatnot. Haven't been on a friday though.

Alana Russo@twitter

@deepomega The Idiot can definitely be crowded/noisy on a Friday, but the back room is usually pretty manageable. (Side note: I am often drunk at the Idiot, and can give a heads up over there if we have a crew of ladies coming in)

deepomega

@Alana Russo@twitter Jones Bar is good too - if we can get that side room, anyway. A little more of a walk but not awful.

E
E

@deepomega I was following along in the google group and the lady who nicely started this one up is a not a drinker. Its confusing how she even found the hairpin, but I guess that's why a bakery instead?

deepomega

@E There's... a google group? Jesus. I have no idea what is happening on this website.

LRMG

@E: I saw that as well. I am fine with the bakery and actually just assumed that people who wanted to would journey off later to the bars nearish, because it is a drinky drinky neighborhood. I think it will be nice to start the meetup at Susina and see how it goes.

LRMG

@deepomega It's a google group for all meetups/pinups: http://groups.google.com/group/hairpin_pinups

Sorry for the wack link, I had a bunch of blood drawn today and I'm kind of out of it.

Alana Russo@twitter

@LRMG I think that makes sense - also, I don't think Susina is that big, and it's a bakery, so I don't imagine that we would be lingering there for that long. (also, hello, I have never commented before and I just kind of barged in, so hi! First-time, long-time)

E
E

@LRMG That was tongue in cheek! I meant that this site is such a boozey reprobate, I was amused by the genesis of the booze free plan. I love their spinach croissants at susina though so I'm down with getting in some carbs before gin.

Sweet Camote

@Nina Kauffman@twitter DUH, Y'all. Go to Villians /DTLA.

hairspin

@LRMG You guys, the Village Idiot, Melrose and Martel.

Creature Cheeseman

OK I am not in NY but I do need advice for tonighttt. Should I dress as zombie prom queen (courtesy of Jane's zombie makeup & anthro hair tutorials), little edie beale, or something involving a pretty masquerade mask that I have but I don't know what outfit to wear it with ??

Anne

@m.cat Zombie Edie Beale! Jane's make-up, giant scarf, black swimsuit, and fur coat!

pterodactgirl

@m.cat I second zombie Edie Beale! And I also did Jane's anthro hair tutorial for Halloween on Saturday! It worked well until my hair revolted and expelled the hairpins midway through the night. I have no idea how ladies made their hairdos work back in the day. (Although they probably did not drunkenly "dance" in a huge crowd of strangers on the regular so maybe that's it.)

Creature Cheeseman

@pterodactgirl Ok, I'm convinced. Thanks guys!!

TreatYoSelf

This is stating the obvious, but it's really awesome that meetups are happening all over the place. Yay!

deepomega

If only my Inspector Gadget costume had a working helicopter hat so I could flyyyyyy to New York. :/

ejcsanfran

Look, I just have to get this off my chest. For the SF 'Pinup two weeks ago (not even Halloween!), I dressed as a tooth with an eyepatch (get it?) - and not one single person was like "Oh, look it's ejcsanfran!" So I stood around like a JACKASS, sweating in my g.d. tooth costume thinking I was the only 'Pinner there, only to discover that I had been spotted by various other attendees and they just thought I was some kind of lunatic.

Of course, it didn't help that the meet-up was held at a bar called "Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem" which is heavily tooth-themed and people thought I was the bar's mascot...

Anyway, things all worked out in the end (i.e. I drank a lot of PBR and made some cool new friends - even the jerks who ignored me in my stupid costume).

punkahontas

@ejcsanfran OMG. Did you REALLY do that? I wish you were here in NY. I'm going out tonight as punkahontas. (Not as intense as a tooth costume, I know.)

Jane Marie

@ejcsanfran AHHHHHHHHHHH! this is the best thing i've ever heard. (so lonely.)

punkahontas

@Jane Marie We'll miss you tonight. :(

ejcsanfran

@punkahontas: At least I can repurpose the costume by adding fishnets and fuck-me pumps and go as Sexy Tooth.

Jane Marie

@punkahontas fighting back tears.

no way

@ejcsanfran But wait - were you the one in the silver glittery eye-patch? I said, as you walked by to get to the bar, "You wore the eye patch! That's awesome." And you said, "Yeah, thank you." But maybe that wasn't you. And it was a little later in the night. And you were clearly surrounded by hairpinners, so, free of earlier social anxiety.

melis

@ejcsanfran NOT ONE PERSON? WHAT THE HELL WAS I, ERIC.

ejcsanfran

@melis: I'd already doffed my tooth and had to put it back on for you. Plus I'd already told you who I was! THE ENTIRE NIGHT WAS RUINED!

thebestjasmine

@ejcsanfran If I was there, I would have known. I encouraged you to wear the eyepatch and everything!

Diana

1) It is amazing that you chose to dress up as your eyepatch-wearing toothy self at the only possible situation in which that could have been misconstrued: at a bar named "Dr. Teeth" the weekend before Halloween.

2) I was sitting at the table of four people who didn't realize until an hour later that the absolutely gigantic table behind us was everybody else at the Pin-Up. If we hadn't overheard some snippet of conversation we would probably have passed the night grumpily in the corner wondering where you losers were. So it's not as though we were the most observant individuals in town. :/

3) My only regret is that I didn't also dress up as a Golden Girl in solidarity.

melis

@thebestjasmine But you weren't. YOU WEREN'T THERE. I asked so many people about you and felt an absolute chump. You and EJCSF skated dangerously close to breaking my heart.

Luckily there were a lot of profoundly attractive women there, which helped.

ejcsanfran

@melis: All will be forgiven at the East Bay 'PinUp. Though I am not wearing that fucking tooth again.

melis

@ejcsanfran I, however, will be dressed as a turtle with a comically large strawberry.

ejcsanfran

@melis: That sounds like a euphemism... A sexy euphemism.

thebestjasmine

@melis Aww, it warms my heart that you asked about me, seriously. I was stricken with a terrible cold, which I am really only now recovering from. I had planned to make baked goods and everything, but then I would have just taken down the entire bay area Hairpin readership.

melis

@ejcsanfran Sadly, it's not. @thebestjasmine I will not be disappointed a second time! You had best present yourself healthy and squared away Nov. 30th or else the Internet shall hear of it, I can assure you.

killer_queen

@ejcsanfran While it is possible that I didn't comment on your (totally bitchin') tooth costume and eye patch, you must know that you inspired me to approach the medium-sized tableful of Hairpinners when I first entered the bar. Totally life-changing!

hairspin

Jane Marie, I shall be wearing fake eyelashes -- my first ever, thanks to your tutorial -- in your honor and, sadly, absence. I was hoping for a critique.

sox
sox

@hairspin OMG I just literally came here to say the same thing, except I wore mine on Saturday and I also helped some of my friends with theirs all because I basically memorized your tutorial, Jane! They were fantastic and now I want to wear non-fakey looking ones all the damn time forever. Oh and I also finally got a sample of Invisible Coverage HD and now wonder what took me so long. Yaaaay Jane, now I'm a girl!

Jane Marie

@sox @hairspin i love it i love it i love it. <3 forever.

hairspin

@Jane Marie Holy Hackjob. First eye, forgot to let the glue dry. took the lash off in a panic, cleaned, started over. Then, with hands trembling, I put the lash back on (this time waiting) and inadvertently pinned some of my lid with it and now look mildly deformed. The other one, however, splendid job!!! and it IS Halloween, after all, so looking a little frightful is expected. YAY FAKE EYELASHES!!! Thank you!!!

Diana

Not only did I finally come up with a last minute Halloween costume, I managed to make it a pun! I was inspired by all you girls' clever costumes of years past: I'm wearing my green onesie pajamas with silver bling and an eyepatch and a red bandanna over my head and going as Long Johns Silver tonight. Yarr.

laurel

@Diana You will kill. And you will be warm. I think you win Halloween.

rayray

It's 10pm already in the UK and I am currently dressed as a person who feels too old for the Halloween festivities currently going on in my very studenty street and doesn't know enough people in this city to go to a party anyway. I went to the gym instead, and spent the 40 minute walk there and back looking at people passing by and playing a mental game of 'Halloween Costume Or That's Just What You Look Like'.

melis

@rayray What street, out of curiosity? Not "I'm going to murder you on it" curiosity, just "I studied in the UK for a bit and want to compare geography" curiosity.

rayray

@rayray However I have Halloween-themed nails going on! Orange with black crackle over the top! THIS ONE'S FOR YOU JANE.

melis

@rayray Fair enough, it did sound pretty murder-y on my part.

rayray

@melis Bahaa, it's a little cul-de-sac in Leeds, West Yorskhire. *hides all the sharp knives in the house*.

melis

Oh, awesome! Jericho Street, Oxford here. Bit of a Southerner, I'm afraid.

melis

@rayray And don't worry, I always bring my own knives!

rayray

@melis It would be a pleasure, nay, an honour to be brutally murdered by a fan of A Bit of Fry and Laurie. I am also a Southerner, originally from Bristol. Oxford is lovely, but the university wouldn't have me so I ended up in exile up north.

Lucienne

@melis Ah, Jericho, so many places to get pretentiously drunk. Exactly like the rest of Oxford. (I lived off St. Clement's.)

melis

@rayray Huzzah! Let's have a UK pinup when I'm London in the spring, for purely selfish reasons.

@Lucienne Were you by the Cricketer's Arms then?

Lucienne

@melis Well, pretty near! But The Duke was closer, by which I mean it was fifty feet away from my house.

melis

@Lucienne Lucky dog. Almost worth crossing the river for that.

rayray

@melis DEAL. London 'Pinners, assemble!

birthinghips

@rayray I went to uni in Leeds and now live in London! The Hairpin brings us all together. Also, my favourite costume when I was a student was Albi the Racist Dragon. I even had a bag of jelly-bean tears.

MEGA VENUTIAN SPACE SCORPION

@rayray Blast, I could't log in when this was originally taking place and now my 'Hey, I am in Oxford currently, is anyone else? We should totally have a pin-up here' post is pointless.

rayray

@secretbees Hey, we met at the London 'Pin Up already anyway! But find the Google group for Pin-up arrangement and suggest away!

carolita

I'm not allowed to drink for the next few months, so can everyone please pretend I came wearing my little brother's Navy uniform that he brought me all the way from Port Washington? Too much temptation. I know that bar. There's no calamari or steaks to distract me from the booze.

liznieve

Boooooo! Was planning to attend my first 'pinup and LO AND BEHOLD: sick as a dog. UGH the inhumanity!

DorothyMantooth

@liznieve I'm sick, too. Waaaah!
At least we have cold medicine-induced stupor solidarity...

liznieve

@DorothyMantooth don't forget hot toddies. HOT TODDIESSSSSSS.

DorothyMantooth

@liznieve Hot damn, I knew this tea was missing something! Looks like I'm in even more of a stupor than I suspected.

notandersoncooper

@DorothyMantooth: Damn. Don't give me an excuse not to attend. I'm healthy as a horse (an old horse), but without lovely Mantooth it's just not partylicious.

parallel-lines

I woke up this morning with a blocked tear duct and my eye has swollen shut so I am quite a sight to behold. Antibiotics and hot compresses have taken over my night. Sorry ladies, I really tried to do this one :(

Wondajules

@parallel-lines last year on Halloween I had cut the top of my foot, sewn up with 15 stitches and then had an allergic reaction to the prophylactic antibiotics I had to take. So I was swollen, rashy, stitched and drugged up on benedryl. Hooray for inadvertent terrifying costumes! Feel better!

Ophelia

@parallel-lines Awww. Just so you know, people were asking after you!

parallel-lines

@Ophelia AW! I was genuinely bummed. Even Jane with all her makeup magic couldn't have fixed the serious Quasimodo-ness of my left eye and how horrible it looked. I know I keep saying this, but NEXT TIME PROMISE!

annepersand

@Ophelia, @parallel-lines Yes! I was so upset I didn't get to meet you! NEXT TIME.

MissCellaneous

It was so nice meeting everyone tonight! Some amazing costumes, ladies and gentleman.
x Janet Snakehole aka the girl in the black fascinator

ribs+bbq

Feminist Ryan Gosling made plenty of girl friends this evening. Excuse me. LADY friends.

MissCellaneous

I do think feminist Ryan Gosling wins the night.

Vera Knoop

I enjoyed horrifying all you lovely people with my flowerpot o' phallic imagery. For reference, this was the source material: http://thehairpin.com/2011/01/dildo-throwing-and-other-17th-century-pranks

Edith Zimmerman

@Vera Knoop It was a masterpiece.

DianaPrince

@Vera Knoop I hope you threw it over some virtuous lady's wall on the way home. (Except not. I actually hope you plan to keep it on your windowsill like a real plant forever and ever.) Lovely meeting you!

- The Scariest Costume at the Party last night (aka Initiative 26... Aaaaaaaah!)

Carrie Hill Wilner

@xx-xx-xx Where would she have found this virtuous lady to even throw things at? Vapid tramps, the lot of you.

AceofSix@twitter

Joining the chorus to say it was super extra awesome to meet the NYC Hairpin ladies last night. I can be quite the wallflower when I don't have a wing(wo)man but everyone there was sweet, welcoming, and damn interesting to talk to. Props to the lady in the tornado costume, complete w/ a house on her head!

Ok, enough fuzzies...um...ANARCHY!!! Yeah, that.

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