@reebs14 "burned a cigarette hole in my fairy wings."
I think maybe like 5 fairies just died somewhere.
(That is hysterical)
@frigwiggin Man I am really glad you mentioned that because whenever I see Dia de Los Muertos pictures I always think "Ooooohhhh I should really try my hand at that one Halloween." Because it really is SO beautiful.
But, obviously, really don't want to offend anyone with my costume choice, ever?
The last time the Pin posted something about Tig I got sucked into a vortex of watching her YouTube videos. I literally cried tears of laughter.
This was taking place at work, on my iPhone. Needless to say I did not win a lot of points with the boss that day.
And I'm totally buying this.
@Pygmalion HAVE NO FEAR. The Hairpin did this WONDERFUL post last year similar to this where people discussed the best halloween costumes they'd ever seen. Then the commenters chimed in with literally hundreds of ideas. I even used an idea from the thread! A girlfriend and I dressed as the twins from The Shining and we WON BEST COSTUME!
One of the many, many reasons why the Hairpin is awesome.
@down the rabbit hole
I can relate! I wrote a comment maybe 30 comments up describing MY experience as being forced to dress Bible-y by my mom.
This isn't halloween related, but it is costume related. When I was four, my neighbor Elizabeth had a birthday party. Elizabeth was five, and even at that tender young age I perceived that she and her other five-year-old friends were older, and thus cooler, than me.
My mom is an artist and super creative, so she painstakingly made me a homemade costume perfect for the theme- which was, for some reason, "Bible-characters themed".
Imagine my surprise when I walk into the party and see dozens of older, cooler girls running around, ALL DRESSED AS PRINCESSES. And I was literally dressed like JESUS, beard and all. I was as mortified as you can be at 4 years old. My mom had somehow mixed up the theme with.. some other event? Christmas? I don't know.
Anyway, it turned out to be a really great memory and my mom and I laugh at least a couple times a year about it. And Elizabeth turned out to be kinda snooty anyway.
@OhMarie Here you go! http://thehairpin.com/2011/10/the-best-halloween-costume-i-never-wore/
Yall! I JUST searched the Hairpin trying to find the post last year called "Take This Halloween Costume Idea … Please" because it had THE MOST AMAZING Halloween costume ideas. I even used one of the ideas last year from the comments section! And I need some ideas for this year, stat.
Then, I click back to the main page, and what do I see but a promise to post Halloween related articles FOR THE NEXT THREE WEEKS!
Hairpin, you read my mind. Spoooooky!
I just laughed out loud picturing you as a bandit in your family's Christmas photo. Please, please post that.