On a lighter note, we had a BLAST last weekend for Halloween. We dressed up as drunken German beer wenches. Critter was the pretty one and I was the homely one with makeup issues. He actually spent a lot of time learning to do his makeup, since he had never really done it before. He did my makeup too, giving me some wonderfully hideous eye shadow. I had something “special” in mind for the lipstick, so I found the ugliest color I could and applied it with a nice, shaky hand. Dabbing some on my teeth was the masterstroke! (I got the idea from an episode of “Mad Men”.)
Critter’s dress is actually an authentic dirndl from Germany, which was completed with a beer stein handbag. Mine was rented from a local shop, but it had the perfect frumpy look. I bought a fake beer mug online which looks very real, so that was my prop (costumes are always more fun with a prop). So together we went out to The Cuff, a local gay bar known for having a great costume crowd. We mingled, chatted up other characters, took photos with people, danced our asses off, and got quite drunk on vodka and Goldschlager. All in all a hell of a time, despite not running into even one person we knew.
The full photoset is here, but here are a few shots from the evening!