Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A Subversive Halloween Costume

I work in theatre. Theatre is typically a very creative environment. Unless it's being run by corporate bean counters. Like here.

The people in the Ivory Tower have declared that we are not allowed to dress up for Halloween. Of all of the work environments around, I can't think of another better suited to celebrate Halloween than in theatre.

That said, I typically do not wear anything special to work for the holiday and, sadly, can't remember the last time I was able to get dressed in costume to go anywhere.

For some strange reason (I wonder why...), I really would love to be something fun at work this year. But it has to be subtle and subversive.

My ideas so far:
-Wear a track suit and be The Bride from Kill Bill.
-Jeans, T-shirt, leather jacket, motorcycle boots, and my maille gauntlet to be Sara Pezzini from Witchblade.
-Shorts, boots, tank top, sunglasses, & guns (?) to be Lara Croft.

I think Witchblade would probably be the easiest to pull off and not get noticed.

So, my creative friends, any ideas? What do you think I should be that the bean counters wouldn't notice?


RhiannonSTR said...

I think that you should be Lara - don't know how you'll pull off the guns though...
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Meri Greenleaf said...

Yeah, from those choices, I think the Witchblade one would be the easiest to pull off without getting caught.

Sharon Paradiso said...

We must work at the same place...I'm planning an event for Friday and my manager straight up told me if anybody came in a costume they would be sent home.

Go Witchblade!

mermaiden said...

Witchblade would be rockin'....but I have to admit a pair of big balloon boobs for Lara Croft would be hi-larious. And you could unnaturally outline your lips-lol!

Stacey - Elle Belle said...

Definitely Witchblade... getting to show off your maille is a bonus!

Athena's Armoury said...

The stats so far:
1 for Lara
3 for Witchblade
1 for Lara OR Witchblade
0 for The Bride from Kill Bill
0 suggestions

It occurred to me that I'm not even going to be at work on Friday. Screw it. I think I'll do the Witchblade thing tomorrow anyway!

Jill said...

my favorite non-costume costume comes from the first Addams Family movie. At the end, Wednesday is going out wearing the same thing as always. When they ask her what her costume is she says totally deadpan: "I'm a serial killer. They look just like everyone else."

Athena's Armoury said...

Oh, that's brilliant! I totally forgot about that.

I wound up doing the Witchblade thing. Funny thing is, I had a big ole arm full of chain maille on (the gauntlet) and only two people noticed it. WTH?!