Happy Halloween – What is the IT costume this year? by Grace Brighton (aka) Lauren Layne
Hi Stiletto readers, Grace here, wishing everyone a very Happy Halloween! It’s one of my favorite holidays, mainly because it’s easier to justify eating chocolate for lunch, but also because of the annual Stiletto Halloween party.
See, Riley, Julie and I take turns choosing the theme the Love & Relationship department’s costume, and we’ve won the Best Costume award three years in a row. We only have one rule: no arguing / criticizing the other’s costume selection. This rule kept Julie from strangling me last year.
See, it was my turn to pick a theme and I went with Harry Potter, because, as everyone knows, it’s the greatest story ever told . . .
I was Hermione (naturally), and Riley made a decently convincing Harry Potter with all that dark hair, even though she shortened the Gryffindor robes without telling me. But that meant Julie was left to Ron Weasley, which led to a bad temporary dye job, and well . . . let’s just say that Julie does NOT have a promising future as a ginger.
But all is coming back to bite me this year. It’s Riley’s turn to pick, which we all secretly dread, because Riley likes to use Halloween as a way of living up to her sexy reputation, with . . . you guessed it: slutty costumes.
Three years ago she dressed us up as girl superheroes and it took me twenty-five minutes to squeeze into my Catwoman suit.
I’ve been going to the gym every day in October in anticipation for slutty nurse, or sexy French maid, only to be temporarily appeased by Riley’s tame suggestion:
The Wizard of Oz.
So I’m picturing family-friendly? Something like this, because it’s impossible to sex-up Tin Man, am I right?
Riley can, and did sex up Tin-man. And Scarecrow. And she turned Dorothy into a tart. Tomorrow, this will be us, unless you all can come up with a better costume idea to persuade Riley that tramping up a childhood classic is NOT her best idea.
It’s appalling, right? That’s me on the right: Slutty Lion. Poor Julie is the Trampy Tin-Man, and Riley, bless her, is a very boobalicious Dorothy.
Tell me the rest of you have a better costume idea. I’ve been hearing lots of Miley Cyrus whispers , a few Daisy/Gatsby duos , and even those funny little yellow creatures from the Despicable Me movies. Spill! What’s the IT costume this year?
About the Author:
Lauren Layne graduated from Santa Clara University with a B.S. in political science that she has yet to put to good use. After dabbling in an e-commerce career, she decided to quit talking about writing and actually do it. A Seattle native, Lauren’s also tried on the Bay Area, Orange County, and most recently Manhattan. She’s currently back in the Pacific Northwest, missing the big-city life but also enjoying the cheap price of wine in the burbs. She lives with her husband and badly behaved Pomeranian.
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