Halloween costumes have certainly improved over time. I'm not usually inclined to costuming, other than the work wardrobe I don to look corporate.
Besides what my folks called "false faces," I've never had many Halloween costumes, except for a shirt I bought in the Little Five Points area of Atlanta once. Christine made me give it away after we got married.
I bought a Monk's robe costume for a party once upon a time. It was made out of some kind of vinyl so in photos it looked like a raincoat.
I was kind of pleasantly surprised when Christine and I dropped by a
Spirit Halloween Store to pick up something for a charity event.
They're made out of fabric nowadays, what a concept. Someone had suggested we might want to look at ketchup and mustard outfits.
Like that was going to happen. I went to the vampire, zombie and sorcerer section. Much as I love the Universal Horror films, I figured Dracula's been done.
I briefly entertained a couple of robes with hoods but settled on a Gothic Sorcerer, pictured from the packaging. They don't show it on their website for some reason.
"It's a little dark isn't it asked Christine?" who was shopping the Rennaissance Festival Wear.
"Sure," I said. "It'll keep me from having to work the door."
I probably need a sorcerer's staff to really dress it up. Christine drew the line at the costume. No toys.
But maybe I'll come up with something before the party.