Over the years I have seen some crazy and outlandish costumes and I have worn a couple myself. All of the employees in our salon would dress-up each year, making sure we could work in what we were wearing.
I was a nurse, well endowed and comfy shoes. I was Dolly Parton, well endowed and 4 inch heels. I was a witch, nope not this one. I was a hooker, well endowed and 4 inch heels. I was a bag lady, very over weight and wearing 2 pair of socks. (I loved that one! Talk about your comfortable costume!) I was a clown, not comfortable and not well endowed. There were others, but my favorite was the year I decided to be a man.
Yes, I said a man. A yuppie, in fact. I had short hair, so I gelled it back in a slicked kind of Wall Street style; scrubbed my face and then applied a small amount of darker foundation to the 'beard' area. I used ace bandage to 'remove' my own natural endowment. I wore a black suit, a white shirt and tie, loosened at the neck slightly and red in color. The power tie, relaxed. I wore black socks and black tie 'boy' style shoes. I wore black large rimmed glasses and lowered my voice, which is already a low register. I kept my voice soft all day. I am not a soft speaker, in my real life. My nails are usually long and painted. I removed the paint and cut them man-style. I wore zero jewelry.
Not one single person recognized me as I went through my day. Not even my co-workers until I spoke. (In my own voice to tell them I didn't need to sign in, I didn't have an appointment.) The woman at the bank refused to give my our bank bags because she said I wasn't on the list. I picked the bags up Monday through Friday each week. I was speaking to her. It was so much fun. Absolutely the most fun day at work in costume that I can remember. And the simplest costume.
Oh, and no giant bah-boom-bahs to work around all day or accidentally smack my clients in the head with as I cut, combed or styled their hair. Not to mention the eyes I poked while shampooing!
Ah...and not a single picture from that Halloween. I have no clue why not.
Memories. he he he he