Halloween came and went so quickly – so quickly that I didn’t finish my Randy Watson costume! I worked with my friend to finish the suit jacket, the final intricate piece that would bring my costume together, but it was too late. I had to prepare for my flight to Las Vegas for Halloween shenanigans. In a last ditch effort I rented a car in Las Vegas and drove around frantically looking for a blazer that would match with my costume, but I did not, but that didn’t stop me. I scrounged together some accessories and mustaches to make the costume work for me.

Randy Watson Costume

Randy Watson Costume

A lot of people thought I was Rick James, and others just thought my costume was very creative. When I screamed, “Sexual chocolate!” some folks got wide eyed and replied, “That boy good” or they would sing The Greatest Love of All with me. All in all, I lived without the blazer and had a good ol’ time playing Randy Watson. I will probably use the pants pattern to make another pair of high waisted pants for daily wear.
Rewind to the night I realized I would not finish my Randy Watson costume…Again, in a frantic state, I realized that I might need a back up costume. I also realized that I might need two Halloween costumes for all of the Las Vegas Halloween shenanigans. I pulled together some items and created a Janelle Monae Costume. Folks got this one immediately! The recognition was a double whammy; the fact that people knew who I was trying to be was awesome, but the fact that Janelle Monae has become so popular to the point where folks could immediately identify my costume, was even better! I love Miss Monae so I was totally amped!
Janelle Monae Costume
Janelle Monae Costume 

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