Costume Dilemma 2012 (The End of the World)

22 Oct

No. Just… no.

Last year Circe and I unwittingly won the couple’s costume contest at a local Aeaea watering hole (and a $50 gift card!!).

But this year, not only do we have to top ourselves or face Facebook comparison humiliation, but the prize-stakes have been upped. Upped upped. WAY Upped.

The top prize this year? An all-expense-paid trip to Mexico for two.

We want this prize.

We will get this prize.

Maybe.

If.

IF we can come up with a costume. (And we are getting down to the wire. Prizes are going down on Saturday.)

So far, we have found our creativity stifled by a combination of our previous success, the lack of doable trending topics and general ennui.

Some ideas we’ve had and rejected:

1. The Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus. Sadly, we were missing the third sister because Polly lives so damn far away.

2. Hipster Disney Princesses. I thought this would be AWESOME but Circe did not.

3. Bellas from Pitch Perfect. I was all set to memorize the Cup Song when I realized my cup skills after beer 4 will not necessarily correlate with those before beer 1.

4. Binders full of Women. Honestly, I still like this idea. But so will every other liberal woman in Aeaea. (My idea in case anyone wants to steal it: Long-sleeved t-shirt with iron-on screen prints of a long spine label on the sleeve and table of contents for women in business, politics, the kitchen, etc. on the front. Fascinator made out of crumpled notebook paper, pencils, pens, oversized binder/paper clips. It would be great, right? Riiight??)

5. A Pink Slip. Everyone’s talking about unemployment these days. Why not wear a pretty pink slip with a “you’re fired” sign? (Too slutty, even if we were ballerinas last year. Classy, not slutty. Classy.)

The party’s theme is End of the World. Any ideas?! We’d love some inspiration!

UPDATE: Of course, however many months (2? ish?) later, we come up with ideas. See: here.

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One Response to “Costume Dilemma 2012 (The End of the World)”

  1. Can I Get ur Number?? October 23, 2012 at 11:51 am #

    ooommmggggg i love you that guys won a couples costume contest. i am new to my city and have no one to do THIS with! http://www.luuux.com/members/elizabeth-barth (have i mentioned that I’m obsessed with taco bell??)

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