Here are a couple of fabulous home-made halloween costumes of your's truly - for your howling pleasure.
1: 1982-ish. I was Carmen Miranda. Nobody knew who in the fuck that was. I finally just said I was the Chiquita Banana lady. That fruit hat was tres dificil to make. It had a pineapple on top so it was always *swoop*ing over to one side or the other. My friend there was a pirate - obv. This was LONG before Johnny Depp, so her pirate is modeled after the fake ones we always saw at Disneyland. Yo ho ho. She ended up being FAR more comfortable at the backyard keg party we went to. Go figure.
2. This is me when I was working at PXL- about 3 or 4 years ago? Homemade 1960's Space Girl. Which is pretty apt for ME, I might add. Notice the incredibly technical and scientific pipe cleaner dealio on my head.