“If human beings had genuine courage, they’d wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween.” –Doug Coupland
Halloween is just around the corner, and there’s no better song to listen to for the holiday spirit than Warren Zevon’s classic,
I always take pride in putting together a new, amusing costume, but I have a long way to go before I can measure up to my halloween costume hero. And just who is that?
Heidi Klum, shown in her 2011 costume, above. (What, you were expecting a scientist?) Every year, all sorts of people come up with incredible, one-of-a-kind costumes, but no one gets me looking forward to their creativity like she does.
Technically Heidi Samuel (with husband, Seal, above, in their 2010 costumes), one of the things I absolutely love about her costumes is — in every photo I ever see her in — she looks like she’s simply thrilled with what she’s come up with.
And I genuinely think that — although she is an international celebrity, model, TV show host, etc. — she doesn’t care whether anyone else likes her costumes (like her 2009 crow costume) or not; they amuse her, and that’s why she does it.
I’ve always been a fan of creative costumes, but Heidi really won me over — and made a lifelong fan out of me — with perhaps my favorite thing she’s ever done in 2008, when she dressed as the Hindu goddess, Kali.
Perhaps someday, I’ll have the time, money, and makeup team to pull off something like this. But until that day comes, I’ll do my best to do justice to my favorite of all the holidays!
So, I’ve got a nearly two-year-old beard, now, and you can bet on me being decked out all day tomorrow. Any guesses as to what’s on its way (or what you’d like to be on its way) this year? Go ahead and take a stab at it; we’ll collapse the wavefunction tomorrow!