12 November 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Halloween Can Be Scary!

I find that adults either really get into the Halloween spirit and love to dress up or they hate the whole thing.

I like the idea of dressing up but never feel quite creative enough to come up with a great costume.  It usually takes me forever to find things at Goodwill and then putting it all together  becomes tedious and frustrating .

This year we rounded up a group of our friends, got dressed up and went for a ride on the LaZoom bus. It was a ghost tour of Asheville Vaudeville style.

I decided to be a prom queen even though I didn’t know where I was going to find a dress.  I was shocked when a friend of mine said she happened to know of someone who owned a store where they were getting rid of a bunch of their dresses. The owner invited us to come over  and try some on.  If we found one that fit,  we were welcome to it.  What fun we had trying dresses on.

The one I chose had a corset like top adorned with sequins and a massive skirt with layers of peach and white crinoline. I looked like a cross between a flamingo and Scarlett in Gone With The Wind. It must have weighed five pounds. I put my hair in an up doo with a tiara, put some long gloves on and wrapped my neck in bling. Pretty tacky I thought.

After we finished the bus ride a few of us stopped at a bar for a drink.. We sat and talked and all of a sudden I started to get sweaty, pasty, dizzy and nauseous. I started to see little stars. This was not a good sign.  I knew I was going to pass out at any moment.

It must have been the corset. It was so tight that I couldn’t breathe and I was getting pins and needles down my fingers in each hand. I was starting to panic..”Someone get this corset off of me!”

Right there in the bar we managed to slip the corset off and get my sweater on. At that point I didn’t care if my boobs were hanging out  for all to see or not, I just had to get that thing off of me.  Once I got the corset off and drank some water the color started to come back to my face and I slowly started feeling better.  I’ve never passed out before so this was pretty scary for me.

It was a fun Halloween night despite almost fainting.  I’ll know better next year to make sure I find a costume that I can breathe in.

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2 Responses to “Halloween Can Be Scary!”

  1. leigh jacobs 12 November 2010 at 8:47 pm Permalink

    From the pictures, you looked great. Maybe next year you could be a cloud and adorn yourself in cotton balls. That shouldn’t be too restrictive. Your stories always make me laugh. You’re the best.

  2. Amy LaDeroute 13 November 2010 at 8:54 am Permalink

    Yes, a cotton ball! I like that idea. Soft and fluffy with room to move. I was really trying to be an over the top gaudy prom queen. I thought it was funny while others saw me as pretty. It just goes to show you… perception is everything.


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