cos*tume /n. Pronunciation[n. kos-toom, -tyoom; v. ko-stoom, -styoom] Pronunciation Key -
1.a style of dress, including accessories and hairdos, esp. that peculiar to a nation, region, group, or historical period.
2.dress or garb characteristic of another period, place, person, etc., as worn on the stage or at balls.
3.fashion of dress appropriate to a particular occasion or season: dancing costume; winter costume.
4.a set of garments, esp. women's garments, selected for wear at a single time; outfit; ensemble.
Halloween is just around the corner, and this is the weekend where all of Chicago celebrates our Mayor's favorite holiday! Halloween in Chicago is a big deal, there are tons of parties, parades, and festivals to attend, and more than ever, the focus is on what you wear!
Dressing up for Halloween gives us a chance to tap into our alter-egos; you can be whatever character you want that night and it doesn't matter the next day. Liberation through clothing! As you can imagine, I take this opportunity wherever I can find it!
With the barrage of events that call for a costume in our fair city, there are multiple routes you can take with your garb. You can choose one costume to last the whole holiday, or dress up in a new costume every night, the choice is yours and I've provided a little list to get you started on your search for the perfect outfit on this spirited holiday!
The Clever Costume:
These are always my favorites, the costumes that make you think! My friend Jesse dressed one year as a "Freudian Slip," wearing just a slip and letting people write their favorite Freudian Slips on the dress in red ink. One of my own favorite costumes was "Devil with a Blue Dress On." You get the picture.
Yes, a lot of girls like to tramp it up on All Hallow's Eve. Slutty cop, nurse, schoolgirl, sailor, etc. Put the word "slutty" in front of an occupation and you'll find a girl rocking the look. Hey, better to get the trashy out all at once rather than spread the wealth over the course of a year.
Costumes that bring a little humor to the party are always fun, the Drunk 1950's housewife, the Banana, The Dude. These are the costumes that bring out the true characters on Halloween.
Dead people, ghosts, witches, skeletons. Anything creepy keeps up the true spirit of this ghoulish night.
So now you have some ideas; go forth, dress up, and have a safe and stylish Halloween!
Tags: Chicago Fashion ; Halloween ; Costumes