?

Log in

No account? Create an account

[icon] Halloween bridesmaid - Patti
View:Recent Entries.
View:Archive.
View:Friends.
View:Profile.
View:Website (pattib.org).

Security:
Subject:Halloween bridesmaid
Time:01:45 am
My company has a halloween costume contest every year. As you probably know, halloween is one of the highest holy holidays of my year, and I take it seriously. I've been known to invest a few weeks in putting together just the right costume.

My first year at VE I came as a drag queen. It was a good enough costume that some people didn't recognize me. I took second place in the contest, being edged out by our CFO. He looks a lot like a money guy, clean cut and straitlaced. He came as himself circa 1983, complete with long shaggy hair, gold chains, and a cigarette dangling from his mouth.

The next year I decided that if I couldn't beat them I'd join them. I came as our CFO circa 2023. I copied his costume as carefully as I could, but made it look kind of shabby, so that I could do the old, fat Elvis version of him. I got third, and I can't even remember who took first and second.

Last year I came as Dr. Frank N Furter. It was one hell of a costume, and quite a few of you have seen it. I got second after a tiebreaker vote, losing to about ten people who all dressed up as our director of HR.

This year I spent a fair bit less time on my costume. In fact, I didn't sew a damned thing unlike last year's sewapalooza. I had a fair number of props, though, and had to construct just the right wardrobe. (I'll show it to you later, I promise.) Finally. Finally! I got first place. Now I can retire.

The prize for first place? A Starbucks gift card. Man, talk about a bad beat.
comments: Leave a comment Previous Entry Share Next Entry


yayhappens
Link:(Link)
Time:2010-10-30 04:45 pm (UTC)
Can't wait to see your creation! Congrats on first, finally!

Bat beat, yes. (booo!)

Stick that gift card on a wood block and turn it into a plaque! lol (After you redeem it for the goods of course!)
(Reply) (Thread)


whipartist
Link:(Link)
Time:2010-10-31 12:43 am (UTC)
What... actually USE a Starbucks gift card?! That's just crazytalk.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)


bldrnrpdx
Link:(Link)
Time:2010-10-31 12:54 am (UTC)
Their pumpkin scones are pretty good. Or you could buy a newspaper from them.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)


jnala
Link:(Link)
Time:2010-10-31 10:30 am (UTC)
I'm going to be sending Plastic Jungle a few thousand in Starbucks gift cards soon; if you don't want to deal with them directly, I'll buy your card for 82% face value (what they'll pay me) in Stars$ :)
(Reply) (Thread)


whipartist
Link:(Link)
Time:2010-11-01 06:13 am (UTC)
Thanks. I don't even know how much it's for, but I'd guess like $25 or $50 at the most. I'll probably just give it to someone I hate, since it's not worth the hassle of selling it.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)

loser_variable
Link:(Link)
Time:2010-10-31 04:08 pm (UTC)
I go nuts for Halloween too. Can't wait to see your masterpiece.
(Reply) (Thread)


piercedmarionet
Link:(Link)
Time:2010-11-01 07:22 pm (UTC)
*laugh* Where's the picture??
(Reply) (Thread)


evwhore
Link:(Link)
Time:2010-11-01 07:55 pm (UTC)
I posted a pic here:
http://evwhore.livejournal.com/1132885.html
(Reply) (Thread)

[icon] Halloween bridesmaid - Patti
View:Recent Entries.
View:Archive.
View:Friends.
View:Profile.
View:Website (pattib.org).