WHAT I WORE:
1980s Sizzle Dress
WHERE I WORE IT:
Halloween/Birthday party in North Hollywood
Last year for Halloween, I decided to be the plastic-wrapped version of Laura Palmer. Absolutely no one knew who I was. Maybe it was my terrible DIY costume-making skills, but everyone pretty much thought I was Lady Gaga.
So this year, I figured I’d just be something easy to recognize and classic: a 1920s flapper. Turned out to be the perfect choice—everyone really liked it, and no one called me Lady Gaga. The party itself was crazy and so much fun. There were some really amazing costumes. Halloween parties are always so confusing: you barely recognize your close friends, and then when you meet new people, you don’t really know what they look like. So the next time you see them, it’s like you’re meeting again for the first time. Trippy.
There was some clumsy, drunken late-night boxing, folks wandering in from the street in costumes, some dancing, some fighting, a fake marriage, some broken glass, and of course, loads of pictures. My friend Chris (who was also celebrating his birthday) has a photo booth in his house, so all night long, that little room was packed like a 1950s phone box.
Man, this dress was so comfortable. As I said, last year, I was wrapped head to toe in plastic, so the 1980s Sizzle Dress was like wearing pajamas. I could do anything in it. I ran around, I danced, I hopped on kitchen counters, and I even boxed in it. It’s full of fringe, and it’s short enough that it makes my legs feel longer. It’s so cool that I would wear it even when it’s not a costume, year round to go out dancing and things like that.
Here are a few of my favorite photo booth photos from this wild, amazing night.