I love Halloween. I love picking a costume and hunting for/making the pieces and putting it all together. I am not a fan of costumes in a bag...I love putting together the whole costume too much, and have found that I can usually do costumes cheaper my way, too! (See: Chris's 2008 Mozart "pantaloons" made outta $5 white sweatpants and knee socks; 2009's Buffy the Vampire Slayer stake, whittled at home from a $3 wooden dowel.)
This year, I'm especially excited about my costume. I chose it ages ago, but have only just started finding the pieces. I'm going to go as Kaylee from the TV show "Firefly." This cheers me up even more than most costumes, because Kaylee is an incredibly cheery character. She's the mechanic on a spaceship and can fix anything. Even when sh** is hitting the fan,
Kaylee will dig in, fix the problem, and respond with a bright "Everything's shiny, cap'n."
(Plus, I love wearing my hair in pigtail knots like that. I do it when no one is home. It makes me look 12.)
So, if you happen to have some olive green coveralls and/or size 6 combat boots I can borrow, lemme know...!