At the latest Village meeting for Burning Man, the theme was Super heroes and Super Villains.

After contemplating several options, including quite a few Marvel villains, I decided to go with Natasha Romanoff (aka Black Widow).

The thing about the costume is that it JUST BARELY FIT.

Which means I was struggling to get into it.

AND I was struggling even harder to get out of it.

I struggled so hard to get out of it that I SPLIT THE ZIPPER!

Yes, indeed.

I busted the zipper while sitting on the toilet going pee.

Honestly, you spread your knees JUST A LITTLE BIT SO YOU CAN WIPE and WHOOPS!

You’ve busted your zipper.


In any case, I took the outfit to Tejas’ house and he proceeded to stitch me into my costume with leather thread and an industrial strength needle.

This is important when sewing through a faux leather costume.

The important thing to note here is that I only had the capacity to stay as long as my bladder wasn’t full.

The minute I had to pee, I had to go home.

It’s an adventure, folks.

I’ve never backed down from a challenge.

I even drank beer when I was there.

In the end, I had a blast as a BLOND Black Widow.

Tejas made me take off my red wig.

He said I made a lousy redhead and I’m not sure he wasn’t’ right.

The addendum to this post is that when I got home, I had to pee rather desperately, but I couldn’t get out of my jumpsuit.

Did I pee my pants?


I had to ask my 19 year old son for help.

You can imagine how THRILLED he was helping his mom out of a sweaty bodysuit.

I believe he let out a string of expletives then suggested that I “act my age.”


Naughty and Nice

nunMy friend is hosting his annual birthday party coming up in January.

I got a “Save The Date” notice on Facebook.

The theme for his party is “Good & Bad.”

[Have I said recently how much I LOVE theme parties?!]

Naturally, I started scouring the internet for good/bad costumes.

Now, there’s no guarantee that I will actually follow through and wear this costume because often I get a brilliant idea a week before the party and I totally scrap my costume and build a new one but. . .

. . .for the time being, I’d like to be a NAUGHTY NUN!

I bought the costume off of Amazon and it comes with a dress, matching sleeves, and habit.

I’m getting white thigh highs to match.

And Lord knows I have a ton of lingerie to wear with the stockings.

Now, I have to admit, for a Catholic girl, this is a really risqué costume to wear.

I’m going to feel guilty the ENTIRE time I’m wearing it.

But I think it suits the theme of the birthday party PERFECTLY.

What do you think?

Love to love me baby

I was invited to a Holiday party for a social networking site and the theme for this event is musical genres.

Not surprisingly, the music genre of grunge came to mind since I listen to it all the time on satellite radio on my long commutes to and from work.


New costume!

So here’s my inspiration:

courtney-love_new-albumThe slinky silk charmeuse dress. The little tiara. The messy hair. The beyond red lips.

I can pull this off!

Here’s what I’ve assembled:

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For the dress, I really wanted this one from British designer Ghost.

Screen Shot 2015-12-01 at 3.37.13 PMSadly, they didn’t have my size, so I had to settle for a custom white satin dress.

Screen Shot 2015-12-04 at 11.57.11 AMIn the end, I opted to not spend $50 on an electric guitar I will never use so that accessory is unavailable for my costume.

Hopefully the messy blond wig with bangs, red, lips, tiara, and combat boots will give me away.

Bonus that I get to walk around the city in comfy combat boots instead of miserably painful fancy high heels!

Say hello to my Courtney Love – the hot mess we all love to hate!