I've talked before about my many Halloween costume fails which I think contributes to my not being a huge Halloween person. However this past weekend I finally got a costume right.
It started when I was getting dressed a few weeks ago and thought about how I wished I had the guts to go wear this pretty silk robe Steve got me many years ago out and about. That made me think "Well what if I just wear it for Halloween?" I could make it a slumber-party type costume. Steve had pink silk pajamas, I had the original bunny slippers from the cover of An Off Year and a friend loaned me a cute sleep mask (mine is very huge and not cute, although effective.)
The only thing is that the cute slumber party aspect of my idea went down the tubes when on Saturday the high was about 45 degrees. I decided just to roll with it and put on pair of red flannel pajamas (with running tights underneath for warmth), a waffle knit shirt, and instead of my pretty silk robe I put on my spa robe, which is like a towel with sleeves. To round it all out I brought my most serious coffee tumbler with me, filled with a beverage. I was basically what I think I look like every morning at dropoff.
I stepped outside and felt a little self-conscious until people at Trunk or Treat started telling me they liked my costume. "It's genius!" said a few women in particular and I had to agree. I was comfy, I was warm, I was in costume and my robe has huge pockets for my cell phone and candy. The only downside was that I was going out later and would have to change out of the world's comfiest Halloween costume.
I'm glad that before I leave this planet, I can say that I went to a costume event and actually felt like I got it right. It felt good. Like a pair of pajama pants.