Last night was my monthly Winers meeting. Renee hosts every October's meeting, and it's a Halloween theme. We have a bonfire, and everyone wears Halloween costumes.
I looked online for days trying to think up a good costume, and I finally decided that I'd like to go as Medusa. The main (and most important part) of the costume is her hair made of snakes. I went to the dollar store and bought a few packs (about 40 individual) little snakes and a couple of bigger ones. Then I got some plain barrettes, and I spent a few hours hot-gluing the snakes to the barrettes so that I could arrange them in my hair.
I also got face paint (to do a grayish face and dark circles around my eyes), and a tunic with some netting stuff to go over it. I was really excited about my costume once I got it all together!
Yesterday, I told Renee I would come over early to help set up. At around 4:30, I decided to get ready, because it would take me a long time to get all the snakes in my hair.
I started wracking my brain to come up with a last minute costume. Searching through my closet, I saw my "fat clothes" from my before photo, and I even entertained the idea of dressing up as my before photo, by stuffing the clothes with pillows:
I went to Renee's to help set up, and everything looked great!
(Photos from Winers are all courtesy of Stephanie)
I enjoyed seeing the girls, because I don't usually see a lot of them unless it's at a Winers meeting--and I haven't gone to the last few meetings, so it's been a while.
By the time I left, at around 11:00, it was 37 degrees outside. And my bare legs were completely frozen. When I got home, I crawled into bed under the electric blanket and snuggled up to Jerry, but I just couldn't get warm. I was completely chilled to the bone. But I had fun, as expected! :)
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