I saw the Legally Blonde costume (complete with chihuahua in purse) and thought it would be a hoot to have red head Reba go as Elle Woods, but still have red hair. Unluckily for me, as I was getting dressed, already in full make-up I discovered that these different costume packagers have different ideas of what a ladies' large is. It was way too small, even too much to play off like a tight fit gag. So there I was, all made-up with nothing to wear. I dug through my costume closet and found a fairy outfit that Reba has worn before for Sketchy Queens and my other character, Frieda Laye, had worn on a few occasions. I couldn't be too picky, so I proceeded to put it on. Then I realized that those previous wearings had other people around. The zipper was in the back and the wings needed to be pinned on after wearing. It was a moment I regretted being alone. Even after getting really crafty, like attaching a lanyard on the zipper to pull it up, I couldn't manage to get to go all the way up.
Even if that had worked, I'd have to leave the huge black lanyard thingy hanging on there so I could get the thing off again. Still, I didn't have anyone around to help with the wings. Wouldn't it have been nice if I had a boyfriend around to help me get into a costume. Like this guy, maybe...
He'd be all, "Honey, can I help you with that? We gotta go."
Alas, I didn't have a shirtless KISS guy around, so I had to go back to the closet and dig out another costume that I could get into by myself. I ended up with the virgin costume that both Frieda Laye
I really wanted something new and different, but I was alone and had to settle for the costume that I could pull over my head. Nobody at the party even knows who Frieda Laye is or that I wore this before, so it was new to them and I had a nice time. Still, wearing a new costume and having a shirtless KISS guy around would have been nice; so are The Trials of Man Solo...
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