Totally unplanned, but somehow I ended up having four Halloween costumes this year. October was crazy fun ;)
The festivities kicked off with a Britney themed party in mid October and I was able to pull some “Hit Me Baby One More Time” outta my closet.
The Beyoncé “Why Don’t You Love Me” look is the only one that had been planned since summer. I found this floral bodysuit on ASOS for only $24 and then invested in a $10 fake phone and a $7 martini glass. I didn’t have any olives so I used grapes instead. Lmao, ghetto but it worked. Ironically, the most expensive part of this outfit are the boob stickers from Ricky’s. I went to “the Blind Man’s Ball” at a 72-room gothic mansion in Yonkers Friday before Halloween. All in all the concept was cool but the venue was just way too crowded. It was like walking around Union Square L train platform at 6pm. The two-hour cab ride there and back certainly didn’t help.
Saturday night was my favorite. Manor849 hosted this party inviting Erika Jayne as guest performer. I got to experience her sass up close and it was pretty unreal since Kenny got me into watching The Real Housewives only a week before. I didn’t have an outfit planned so I recycled an old corset from my rave days back in college, threw on a choker necklace and told people I was a Burlesque girl. Walking into the venue, I was completely stunned by the creativity of the people in this town. I mean I’ve never seen anything quite like it my entire life. The people’s costumes were UNBELIEVABLE. It was like art and self-expression having a date in a crazy rainbow unicorn world.
When it comes to the actual Halloween Tuesday, Kenny and I went to the top of the Standard Hotel. Being exhausted from the weekend, I was just gonna wearing a tiara and call myself a princess. But Kenny bought all this liquid silicon and fake blood to make knife wounds and I was like aight why not. The process of putting on these gory makeup was half of the fun already. I ended up going out as a "dead girl" and had an amazing time. Once again Le Bain and the Boom Boom Room were filled with extremely creative costumes and performances. Too bad I didn’t take any quality party photos to show but this is one of those things that you just have to be there to understand.
NYC really does Halloween like no other.