Halloween is coming up, and it’s time for costume parties. Whoopty-freakin’-do! I’ve never been one for costumes, even as a kid, so I’ve made it a point not to ever go to parties, much less Halloween parties. It’s not all the difficult, especially when you consider that no one ever invites me. I’m not sure if that’s good or bad.
Regardless, my best friend is hosting a party this year, and being the ever supportive bff, I’m going. I didn’t know what to wear. I thought about going as Stefani, or maybe having Stefani go as someone else, like a queen or a princess, or Minerva McGonagall. I think I might have been able to pull off Bellatrix Lestrange, but no. I’m going as Professor Severus Snape.
It was a brilliant idea, I thought, until I started to look for a Snape costume. I quickly discovered that it wasn’t going to be easy to find, or cheap, and that I would have no choice but to make my own. There again, I couldn’t find a decent pattern. I ended up going to Jo-Ann in Lubbock, found a pattern for a jacket that’s similar. I’ll have to make a few alterations, which means I have to learn how to make alterations to a pattern. Oh, and I have to be done by the 20th. I’ll leave for my friend’s house on the 21st, and the party is on the 22nd.
I’m looking forward to making the jacket. I’ll have to figure out how to do the cloak Snape wears over the jacket, but one thing at a time. I enjoy making and creating, and it’s been years since I’ve sewn anything. I’m still wanting to make a Steampunk inspired dress, so this will be perfect practice for that.
Now that I’m thinking about it, maybe I could do a gender-bending Snape costume. Wouldn’t that be fun? No. I mean it would, but I’ll stick to the Severus we all love to hate. My friend promised to go as Trelawny. I’ll let you know how it goes.