I have to admit something, I’m not really a costume person. The thing is, when you throw in winning some money + the competition, I bring out the big guns! I usually try to come up with ideas on a dime. I hate spending tons of money on costumes I’ll never wear again. Here’s some of my more memorable moments from the past few years. I really don’t have any shame. I will do anything and everything to win!
This was me around 8 or so years ago. I dressed up as MJ (sorry for the poor quality photo). I wore the surgical mask, used black doll hair for the curly q look he used to have, had a sparkle glove, and made those weird shoulder pads he used to wear. I even carried a baby around and through it around in the air (this was right after the baby dangling incident, and a few months before the child molestation trials). I danced to Beat it and did a faux moonwalk. I hoped around a lot and ended up winning the big prize of $150. Woohoo! I was so excited!!!
Here’s me in my Deviled egg costume. I ended up winning second place overall for this costume. I went around poking everyone with my pitchfork and telling really bad egg and devil jokes/puns. This was very much a DIY endeavor…I made the egg with foam core and paint sprinkled with seed beads. I made the headband and pitchfork from fun foam sheets I glittered myself. The no-cost costumes are the best ones!!
One year I dressed up as the Mona Lisa. I wore a black graduation gown and the canvas around my head. It actually stayed on quite well just with my head poked through. I didn’t say anything during the competition as to stay in character. I think I won second place that year.
For this Halloween, I went as Britney Spears preggo with her second son Jayden James. I looked really tacky. I carried around ice cream and ate pickles dipped in it, hence the stains on the tank. Totally gross, but trying to get into the role. I wore really clunky/sexy shoes and a short skirt (note, in the photo, it’s unzipped…oh, geez). Pretty trashy. Again, I think I won second place…I think I see a pattern going on here!
The next time I won 1st place was when I dressed up as a California Raisin! The costume was designed by my friend Donna, We agreed that if she made the costume and I acted the part, we would split the winnings! I danced to “I Heard it Through the Grapevine” and the “Apple Bottom Jeans” song by Nelly (it was popular at the time). I think I made everyone laugh pretty hard being silly. The strange thing is that I moved to California 3 months after this event. I wonder if my costume was a sign?
A couple years back I dressed up as Octomom. I bought all the dolls at Dollar Tree for $1 each. I used some Velcro to stick them to me.. The one on the green ribbon was supposed to be on a leash. I would hand the babies over to people and say, “Here you go, watch it, you paid for it anyway!”. LOL. It was really scary looking at myself. I didn’t win anything that year as there wasn’t really a competion, just a dress-up party.
I haven’t really dressed up since my Octomom costume. I don’t know that I want to dress up this year, but I’ve always wanted to do the Bride of Frankenstein look. I think William and I would make a great bride and groom.
What crazy outfits have you worn in years past? Did you do anything embarrassing or outlandish to win a contest?
Until next time Swellions!