Sunday, February 19, 2012

Maybe next year we'll all have a Slipstream, by Michael Offutt, premiere party and dress in costume as one of his characters?

You probably think, what with it being late February and Valentine's Day having just ended and us nearing spring, and all, that this is a weird time to be thinking about Halloween Costumes, but you would be wrong.

Or maybe you'd be right. Maybe it is weird to think about Halloween costumes in February, but even if it is, I can't help it: I've got costumes on my mind, and specifically how I never really get a chance to wear costumes anymore.

I mean, in the movies, people are always going to costume parties, and dressing up in a Wonder woman costume or Movie costumes or something, and it seems like there's a costume party every 10 minutes on TV shows, but in real life, nothing: Kerplooft, which is a word, and it means no costume parties.

Making Halloween about the only time adults can wear costumes and even then we don't, really, which is kind of a shame. I mean, if wearing costumes is fun at Halloween, it should be fun other times. Maybe I should start that off -- start having costume parties and encouraging people to dress up. I could throw, maybe, an Oscar party and have people dress in costume to attend. Or maybe wear baseball-movie related costumes to Opening Day of baseball, or college-movie theme costumes to a NCAA Tournament party.

Something, anyway. It seems such a shame that we only dress up one time per year.


Stephen Hayes said...

You need to go to Carnival in Venice, the best place in the world for costumes. In Venice, time itself wears a costume, more than one. Glad you're back. You were missed.

Andrew Leon said...

You need to go to more midnight movie premieres. People always come to those in costume.

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

Thanks for the shout out my friend. I just now only saw this. I'm so bad.