DC friends, Halloween 2010 (thank you, girls, for letting me post these!)
So this year I've decided to be the Queen of Hearts, mostly modeled off the character in the 1951 animated Disney film. I've got this red Calvin Klein dress already plus the J.Crew cardigan, black ballet flats similar to these and a black skinny belt like this one. I have a silver tiara left over from my British hen do, though I'd like to find a cheap gold crown if I can before next Thursday, and I bought all the materials to make myself a giant playing card, which I'll wear on my back like a cape - and by "all the materials" I mean a posterboard, jumbo markers, black adhesive letters, and baker's twine. I'm nothing if not sophisticated!
Apparently, one of the really pretty residential streets in my neighborhood is closed for the evening on Halloween and everyone comes out for a little block party. This is my first autumn here so I'm not quite sure what to expect, but it sounds like tons o' fun from what everyone at the dog park says! Charlie will join me, of course, in costume, which is another reason my own costume needs to have very little muss or fuss. Can you imagine trying to juggle a complicated outfit and/or accessories with a dog who thinks that all of the children (and all of the candy) are out for his amusement? No thank you! But hopefully I've hit the mark here with simple, creative, and identifiable - what do you think, dear readers?