Last summer, I came to realize that the battery of my trusty laptop was dying. Easy enough, right? I went to the local computer shop, ordered a new battery, and went on with my life. Then I installed the Witcher 3 – a newer game on my older computer (the computer turned five this past November) that I expected to run on high settings like it did for other games, not realizing the grave error of my ways.
The intake for the fan was on the left side. The outtake was on the right. The plugin for the AC adapter was also on the right. So it got really hot as the computer struggled to keep up with the high graphics settings of the Witcher and overheated the plug.
So, while the computer still technically works, I don’t want to work on a technicality. I have been without a computer since last, oh, September?
This year, my costume thoughts went through some serious changes, and I didn’t have an absolute idea until a few weeks before Halloween itself. First, I wanted to be Team Rocket, because my partner’s name is James and why would I not pass that up. Then, after I got him watching a bit of Doctor Who, he suggested we be the Doctor and Rose (both of which we’re absolutely doing at some point). But when we found out he would be at work for Halloween, I was stumped. My friend Lexi was potentially going as Lana Cane from Archer, so it was an idea that I would be coke-addicted Pam from the same show. It would be a fun character, but not much of a costume, especially after last year’s epic toast to nerddom.
So, when the Archer costumes were not coming together as planned, and as I got elbow-deep in playing the Legend of Zelda again since James and I got an N64 and I found Ocarina of Time, I decided I should do something from that, as an homage to my favourite childhood game. For whatever reason, I skipped the idea of being Zelda or Saria or like character entirely, and went straight for the jugular:
I should be the Great Fairy.
You may be wondering about the picture of me as Elsa heading the post. That was my costume for work, since, you’ll note, the Great Fairy is pretty much naked. Unlike Halloweens past, I wasn’t working at the bookstore this year, but in the deli of a health food grocery store. Different levels of appropriate, there, especially working in the deli. But being Elsa was still fun; a lady called me Elsa, and another was so excited and wished her daughters were there to see. I made a Disney-loving coworker cry and beg for pictures with me. So it was great.
But after work, the real fun began.
With Lexi’s help, I glued fake ivy and leaves to two sets of nude shapewear, and altered a Poison Ivy wig (if and when I reuse this in the future, I’ll be getting a better wig for it; this was the best I could find on short notice). Unlike last year’s glorious craftsmanship, this was super easy to do, and probably took six hours total to complete.
But it was so much fun 😀
How was everyone else’s Halloween? What did you dress up as? Tell me everything – it is the most magical day of the year, after all!