As the weekend gets closer, I am reving up for a Costume Party my husband and I will be attending on Saturday. It all started when I saw a Cleopatra costume I really liked in a magazine. My husband said I could pull the outfit off and he would go as a mummy. He immediatly began googling how to do this himself.
I, on the other hand, let him know that the costume he liked for me was $85. We decided I should shop around a little, for several reasons. One was the obvious waste of $85 for a one night wear, and two, I knew if I wore it, it would be obvious I just paid a lot of money for an uncreative costume for the sole purpose of showing off my legs (it wasn’t slutty per se, but it did have a short skirt instead of the long skirt of a traditional Cleopatra).
After our discussion, something struck me. There are generally three options when choosing a Halloween costume: 1) Expensive costume from magazine or from a store, 2) The version in a bag that is more economical but usually as a whole, more skimpy and cliche, and 3) A homemade costume. Continue reading