I’ve noticed recently a number of both fascinating and disturbing pins on Pinterest with Halloween makeup and costume ideas.
They are elaborate, interesting and way beyond anything I’d have the patience to sit still for.
I remember way back, just past the time when dinosaurs roamed the earth, when I got to go trick-or-treating, thinking I was uptown because I had a bat girl mask.
I couldn’t tell you what I wore for a costume, because my mother always made me wear a coat over it anyway. But I remember thinking I was sleek and strong and sassy because I was BAT GIRL!
Nevermind that it was impossible to see out of the ridiculous eye holes or breath through the nose holes, which were so precisely placed (as you can see in above photo). The inside of the mask would be all sweaty and have sticky candy residue around the mouth hole. It was cool, way back in the day.
Needless to say, that is a far cry from what people are wearing out on Halloween this year…
(click on the photos to go to their websites)
She Who Needs to Step it Up a Bit This Year