I love costumes and usually I take any excuse that I can to wear a costume, including Halloween. But as this Halloween approaches, I’m finding myself reluctant to don a costume. I’m going to be taking my daughter trick-or-treating with my best friend and her daughter this year. When my best friend said she wasn’t going to wear a costume, I decided that I wasn’t going to either for the first time in years.
I think I’m costumed out because I’ve worn the same costume for every convention I went to this year, except one. That one was a Star Trek convention and the Kaylee Layer Cake dress from Firefly wouldn’t have fit at all. I love wearing the Layer Cake dress but it’s starting to wear out and fall apart.
I hand-sewed the dress and I honestly made some mistakes with it. So, now I’m faced with having to re-make it and that just seems really daunting to me. Plus my husband volunteered me to make our toddler a Layer Cake dress too, so she can march in the Dragon*Con parade with me next year. I think a mini-me dress is going to be even harder than the one I made for me. Either way, I probably won’t start either until next year.
So, I still love costumes but I’m a bit relieved to just be a regular mom taking her child out trick-or-treating this Halloween. My daughter is going to be a witch and she is really looking forward to Halloween. For now, I’ll be taking a break from cosplaying until next year’s convention season starts up.