“I’m not ashamed to dress ‘like a woman’ because I don’t think it’s shameful to be a woman.” – Iggy Pop
Well folks, it’s that time of year once again: to share my favorite holiday with you and change my digital avatar for the next 365 days! Traditionally, I’ve dressed as superhero-figures from my childhood, but I wanted to switch it up a little bit this year. This year, my halloween costume is based on Rainbow Dash.
For those of you who’ve never encountered the new My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic television show (recommended by me), there are six main characters: all female, all ponies (two pegasi, two unicorns, and two “Earth ponies”), and all with different personalities and inner struggles. Rainbow dash is loyal, brave, and the most talented flyer in the land, but she’s also insecure, easily annoyed, proud and a bit of a braggart.
She also has a pet tortoise named Tank, and dreams of joining the Wonderbolts, which is the My Little Pony equivalent of the crew from Top Gun.
There’s no reason you shouldn’t dress up as a character of another gender (or species) for Halloween, so even though this was a bit of a unique challenge this year, it was one I was excited to take on!
Without further ado, here’s my take on a Rainbow Dash costume! (With some dog photobombs.)
Yes, if you were wondering, that is my real facial hair dyed rainbow colors, special for today!
Like the “real” Rainbow Dash, I thought it was important to get a pet tortoise…
and I also thought it was important to prepare just in case there was an opening at the Wonderbolts academy.
Finally, for those of you who are fans of the show, here’s a little inside joke (with a bad pun) that will make this photo 20% cooler for you!
Happy Halloween, everyone!