Dear Costume Shops,
My boys love for me to dress up on Halloween. And I like to do these kinds of small things for them. It’s something they’ll remember when they’re grown. Ideally, they will remember with love.
Now, I got C’s for effort in home-ec; I don’t sew. Unlike my boys, I am unlikely to put on a costume to celebrate Wednesday. And my family does not have additional younger (or smaller) Mommies who will wear the costume for years to come. I am pretty much okay with all of that. But – if I am going to spend $($$) on my costume, I want it to give me years of possibilities.
This year on October 31, my oldest boy will be donning Quidditch robes, glasses, and waving around an expensive plastic stick. I felt foolish for paying for that plastic replica of a stick, but I was pretty excited about the rest. And I had tons of options. Or so I thought.
Last week I Googled “Adult Costumes, Women, Wizard”. This is what I found:
Are you friggin’ kidding me? There are numerous adult females in those 7 books and not one of them works as a “Sexy School Girl” in a strip club. Not one.
I kept looking. I could be a sexy wizard, or a sexy zombie, or a sexy vampire, or a sexy Freddie Krueger (I kid you not). But lest I lose all hope, you do give me a few non-sexy options. After all, you also offer this:
Maybe I’ll just carry a stuffed gorilla and say I’m Jane Goodall.
Sincerely not at all happy about this,