I've come to realize I'm a very experiential dresser. I get more excited about what I'm going to wear for a specific event or activity than for the day to day tedium. Halloween is the perfect holiday for an experiential dresser. I was so stoked to plan a group costume with my intern friends at Edelman's Seattle office. We went back and forth with a lot of ideas, from Mario Kart characters to "minions" from the movie Despicable Me. We landed on the genius plan of being high school stereotypes. Some of us stayed close to our high school roots, while others strayed from their personas completely. See if you can guess which of us match our stereotypes versus those who went completely out of their original cliques.
As you could have easily guessed, I was not a jock in high school (cue the egregious applause for those of you who figured it out). That's part of the fun of dressing up for Halloween, you can be something completely different from yourself. For this look I borrowed a Skyline high school letterman's jacket from my friend Marina, who actually borrowed it from her sister Kayla (hence the strategic covering of her name in these photos). Marina is the lovely class president you see to my left. We make a cute pretend couple don't we? My mom sure thinks so.
It's kind of ironic that I'm wearing a Skyline letterman's jacket because they were our arch rivals when I went to O'Dea. I'm still a little bitter about losing a state title to them in football in 2007, but not quite bitter enough to not put the jacket on for the sake of a costume. Since I've always been more style-oriented, I love keeping my costumes out of the wild, gory, cheesy and insane categories. I pulled out some Nikes from my actual high school days, threw on a matching snapback and borrowed my friend Becca's black lipstick to give myself football eye black (just try to ignore that my letterman's jacket has letters for two completely divergent sports).
Even though our group didn't win our office's costume contest, it was really fun to go back to high school for a day!