To make up for this, I think I'll just present to you my favorite Halloween ladies of all time:
I wanted to be her as a kid, and despite being 24 I still kind of do.
I also wanted to be her. I used to watch Beetlejuice when I was little and make my mom rewind over and over to the part where they sit her down in that big chair. The exorcising bit terrified me a little because I didn't want Barbara and Adam to die, even though I had seen it a billion times and knew they survived! (Sidenote: did anyone else used to watch the Beetejuice cartoon??)
Claudia from Interview with the Vampire
Okay, I wanted to be her too. I had/have a lot of weirdo idols, okay? She's just so gorgeous and smart, and the whole movie is romantic and perfect. I started reading the Vampire Chronicles at thirteen and was hooked even more.
I used to watch reruns of the '60s television show and Catwoman was by far my favorite villain. I honestly can't remember if I loved Lee Merriwether, Julie Newmar, or Eartha Kitt the best-- I think I liked them all in different ways. When Batman Returns came out I was seven and so obsessed with Michelle Pfeiffer's version. I had a poster on my wall and everything. I suppose the '60s version had the best costume (although seven year-old me dug the latex for some disturbing reason), but Michelle was so perfect for the role.
Siouxsie & the Banshees are one of my favorite bands and I've always adored Siouxsie's look!
The Bride of Frankenstein
Look at this fierce monster, being all gorgeous and big-haired and played by the lovely Elsa Lanchester. The best moments of that entire film are the few at the end with the Bride in them. I have this unexplained obsession with her and I'm not quite sure why--maybe it's the hair, or the entire look, or the fact that I've always felt she was a kind of feminist icon for refusing to marry someone that clearly appalled her, despite being created for that exact purpose. Which brings me to:
Magenta from The Rocky Horror Picture Show
I don't know what it is about Magenta, but ever since discovering and becoming obsessed with Rocky Horror at seventeen I've been hopelessly in love with her. She's sneaky and snarky and draws out her words and doesn't play well with others, and those dark eyes and poofy red hair still create one of my favorite looks of all time. And of course, her hair goes all Bride of Frankenstein at the end-- bonus!
(Look at those boots!)
I dressed up as Lydia, Wednesday, and Catwoman for Halloween as a kid. No one knew who I was as Lydia and Wednesday, though, but it was exciting for me anyway. I was eight with my Wednesday costume, and my mom used that fake spray stuff to color my long blonde hair black.
I'm sure this year's Halloween will consist of me watching Rocky Horror before work and eating lots of candy throughout the night, but I desperately wish I was going to a costume party. I hope you guys have fun and be safe!