Despite this lovely weather, I am aware of the fact that sooner or later a change is gon’ come and fall will be in full effect. One of the markers of fall is Halloween, one of my favorite unofficial holidays because of all the costume making that takes place. More often than not, I wait until the last minute to make a costume (think October 30 1:00am – I am frantically throwing fabric together for a Halloween party that night) and more often than not, people don’t know who I am trying to be.
I had a red sash, a bunch of arrows with a small bow, and wings (not in picture). Someone thought I was Santa’s little fairy genie helper. I didn’t know Santa rolled with such specialized staff. I was cupid for Halloween.
This year, I hope things are a little different. I conceptualized my costume in June and throughout the summer I have been working with a friend to create a Randy Watson costume. Yep, that is right, Randy “Sexual Chocolate” Watson.
For the longest time I wanted to be Randy Watson for Halloween, but I could never find a powder blue three piece suit. I also worried about the fact that no one would recognize my costume, but at this point I couldn’t care less. Randy Watson for Halloween! I worked with my friend to make these mock up high waist pants to see how the pattern falls together. I don’t have a reference for the pants pattern since I made them from scratch, but there are tons of YouTube videos that act as great guides. I also worked a bit on the splendiferous top. I hope to finish the suit later this month. Maybe I can get a good nights rest and focus on perfecting my rendition of The Greatest Love on October 30th.