Wednesday, October 10, 2007

What IS the top Halloween Costume

I'm still pondering the question posed by the boy in Kindergarten: what shall I dress up as for Halloween? Ironically, as I was clicking through press releases today, I stumbled upon one from which lists the top 10 costumes for boys, girls, men, and women.

Let's check out my top 10 options:
  • Queen Gorgo. Who? I'm fairly certain I won't dress up as someone I don't know.
  • Elizabeth Swan (Pirates of the Caribbean). Isn't she dressed up like a man during most of the movie? Probably not a good choice.
  • Bewitchingly Good Witch. Like Samantha? From Bewitched? Nicole Kidman or Elizabeth Montgomery? It would make a difference because they have different fashion sense. Not a bad possibility. I already own the broom. :)
  • Dorothy (Wizard of Oz). I don't like dogs, so Toto couldn't follow me around. Plus, I'm not that naive or innocent.
  • Princess Fiona (Shrek). Would I get to be the ogre Fiona or the beautiful Fiona? They're both lovely in their own ways, but it seems like a PMS mood-swing kind of day if I'd have to choose one of them.
  • Princess Leia. Nope. Not into Sci-Fi (although I do like Star Wars). Plus, the cinna-bun hair doesn't do it for me.
  • Daphne (Scooby Doo). She's a ditz. Enough said.
  • Snow White. Sure. Like I want seven little men to follow me around all evening. Plus, I don't really care for apples, so....
  • Mother Superior Nun. Some higher authority might object.
  • Elegant pirate lady. Aargh! Pirates can be elegant?

Luckily, there are ten additional choices for women.

  • Sexy Dorothy. The dress is too short and I'm afraid I'd fall wearing those five-inch ruby red slippers.
  • Glitter Mermaid. Well, I do like water, but I wouldn't want to smell like fish all night.
  • Pirate Wench. Not sure I like the pirate hat.
  • Pretty Plumber. At least you wouldn't see any plumber's crack. But it's blue. Maybe if it came in pink.
  • Wizard Wanda. Who's Wanda? I couldn't find a picture, so obviously not a valid choice.
  • Teacher's Pet School Girl. Can I wear jeans instead of the parochial school plaid?
  • French Maid. I'm allergic to dust.
  • Bettie Page. If this really is Betty Boop, I'd consider it.
  • Playboy Bunny. Been there. Wore the costume. St. Louis Playboy Club.

Luckily, I'm not sensing many options. Luckily, I don't have to worry about a costume. Luckily, I can just be myself.

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