I think we're just gonna to have to be secretly in love with each other and leave it at that, Ritchie.Friends on Twitter or FB have already guessed, but this year Ricky and I were Ritchie and Margot Tenenbaum. Sadly, the Halloween party we always go to at Di and Danielle's house was canceled this year due to stomach bugs, but we did display our costumes all over Salem for two days. Ricky is currently rocking a shaggy, bearded look, and owns about 90% of the stuff that Ritchie wears, so it was an easy sell. I've always loved that movie and her look, plus... it's freezing cold in Salem at the end of October. Knowing I'd be walking around that area, I REFUSE to dress in something where I'll be freezing my ass off. I'm sorry, sexy nurses and storybook characters, but there's nothing "sexy" about hypothermia.
Ricky's character was quite easy to create. He owned a pair of khakis and the scarf. We then took a trip to Savers and got a khaki blazer and a polo shirt, and then a trip to the sports store to get sweat bands. I also let him borrow my Marty McFly aviators. He got dressed five minutes before we headed out to our Halloween parties, and plans on wearing most of the pieces again in his real life. Life is good for Ricky.
For me, it took some more planning and purchasing. I already own loafers. I found a striped polo dress on ebay for quite cheap. I then got a blonde wig, some barrettes, and a black eyeliner pencil. I also bought several packs of fake cigarettes for me to secretly smoke all night long.
I got (or tried to get) crafty for two parts of it. First, was Margot's wooden finger. I had some scrap brown yarn and whipped up a fake finger for myself. It took 20 minutes and was super easy. It got pretty warped and a little stretched as the weekend progressed, but whatever. It did the job.