I’ve always liked dressing up on Halloween. My earliest memory of the holiday is of wearing yellow footy pajamas with a Tweetie Bird mask in my old house. Ahh, memories. Years past I’ve gone as a genie, a witch, an M&M, a hippy, and more recently, white trash Britney.
Usually I have to force my DH into costume. He says he’s “not that into” the holiday. But when you get invited to awesome parties, you can’t just throw on a cheap wig and call it a costume. You need (as the teacher says in A Christmas Story) a “theme.”
So this year, I thought creative, I thought pop culture, I thought US Weekly, and I came up with what I think is some very timely attire: Lady Gaga and Papa, Paparazzi!
Yes, I realize I look like a complete nutjob, but it’s Halloween! Loosen up! Sing with me, “I’m your biggest fan, I’ll follow you until you love me! Papa, Paparazzi!” (Believe me that song sticks in your head especially if you go around all night singing it.)
And I’m not the only one who thought of it!
Turns out our hostest with the mostest, Regina (of the awesome fashion blog, Here Comes Gina) also went GaGa this year. But with a very different look.
So here we are in our dueling Lady Gaga ensembles with the real lady herself in the photos below.
Not bad, right? Considering I bought my outfit on South Street in what passes as a real clothing store (the headpiece is a feather boa twisty-tied onto a headband). Gina’s outfit, I am fairly positive, was purchased in much more classier establishments. And in case you’re wondering, my MTV “moon man” is actually one of my DH’s second-place soccer trophies covered in tinfoil. See, there’s a reason his parents didn’t throw out that room full of little league memorabilia!
POP CULTURE RANT: Alanis’ Lady Lumps
I know I’m late to the party on this, but I heard this song on the radio for the first time during our traffic clogged drive to our romantic hot air balloon excursion. And it took me a good minute to realize what song this was. I’m like “Hold on, is this?” “Wait, no, this can’t be…” “Um, I think it is…” Yes, Alanis Morissette is covering the Black Eyed Peas “My Humps,” and it is straight up fantastic. So check it out. SNL should have thought of this years ago.
You can see the entire video here, they just wouldn’t let me embed it for some reason.