Major sad face.
Because how many other chances do you get in a year to legitimately dress up as a slutty Rainbow Brite? Two, maybe three tops. But, instead, this year I am hanging at home with the husband and my cats, eating brownies and watching Army of Darkness. Yes that is fairly awesome, but I am dressed in my jammies and not in a multi-coloured mini dress with striped thigh-highs so that is a bit of a bummer.
And don't get me wrong - it isn't the dressing up slutty that I miss. Hell, that is something that can be done any day of the week just by forgetting to wear a skirt. It is the pretending to be someone else for a night that I miss the most.
Lindsey Lohan's character in "Mean Girls" keenly observed, "in Girl World, Halloween is the one night a year when a girl can dress up like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it."
And for most girls this certainly appears to be true. But I have always preferred to go for gore over looking tarty:
(In case you are wondering, I was dressed as Lavinia from Titus Andronicus. Yeah. No one at the party got it either. I ended up just telling people I was a zombie after I got sick of explaining it a hundred times.)
Dressing slutty at Halloween is definitely the default position for celebrities - this time of year we are bombarded with a parade of C-list starlets dressed in their little sister's Bo-Peep costume or a pvc catsuit.
However, I have been able to find examples of a couple of gorgeous celebs that really are a treat instead of an evil, whorish trick:
1. Chloe Sevigny as Joan of Arc
This. Is. Brilliant.
Yeah, that is about as hipster as a Halloween costume can get!
2. Agnyess Deyn and Alex Chung as Wayne and Garth (Wayne's World)
This just goes to show that, when you are ridiculously good looking for a living, you don't need to put it all on show to get attention and get all the boys.
3. Evan Rachel Wood as Magenta (Rocky Horror Picture Show)
I love a good Rocky Horror costume! And it would be so easy to make this smutty by raising the hem or wearing stripper boots - but Rachel has kept it sassy but classy.
4. Amanda Seyfried as some kind of a dog
5. Elisha Cuthbert as Alex DeLarge (A Clockwork Orange)
6. Kate Beckinsdale as Bride of Frankenstein
7. Michelle Trachtenberg - Pageant princess
So, that is it for me this Halloween. Back to the chocolate and the Evil Dead!!!
**EDIT** Ask and you shall receive! Due to popular demand (Well... I got one request. And I think it might have been from my husband) - here are some pics of my Halloween costumes over the years!!!!
Akasha from Queen of the Damned
Another one as Lavinia/ random zombie
This was just for a Halloween Ball - I'm not meant to be anything in particular...
GoGo from Kill Bill
(I also had a very cool meteor that I hit everyone with all night)
You're welcome!!! :)