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Cheerio Halloween Costume

For the first time in years, I actually need a Halloween costume.  My friends and I are attending the Rally to Restore Sanity down in DC, which also happens to be Halloween weekend.  Since we’ve got a free futon to crash on, we are staying the night to enjoy the holiday festivities.  I mean, Halloween in DC has got to be an experience, right?

One of those temporary Halloween costume stores opened in the abandoned Office Max near my house, so last Saturday I went hunting for a costume.  I left the store thoroughly discouraged and frustrated.  As a female, my only options consisted of  little fabric and the word “sexy” in the name; Sexy Nurse, Sexy Eskimo, Sexy Pirate, Sexy Skeleton… How did Halloween become an excuse for girls to parade around in public in their underwear?

I was driving home when it finally hit me: Glee.  Current, campy, easily sourced… brilliant!

Naturally at first I wanted to be Sue Sylvester.

Sue Sylvester

I would be so comfortable and warm in a track suit and sneakers.  The snide remarks I will inevitably make as I get more and more intoxicated would be part of my character.  Problem is, I have long blond hair.  Sue has short pixie hair.  I do not look good with short pixie hair.  I could wear a wig, but the thought makes my scalp itchy.

On to plan B: The Cheerios.  Although I can’t pull off Sue, I can certainly be one of her minions.

Santana, Quinn and Brittany

I didn’t realize how easy it would be to find a cheerleader uniform. Did you know they sell them on Amazon.com?  It took a bit of searching, but I came across just the right one at GTM Sportswear.

cheerio topcheerio skirt

Custom ordering the WMHS put on the shell would have taken six weeks for delivery.  Since I’m a pretty crafty gal, I am confident this is something I could handle myself.

And I know what you’re thinking: The skirt I bought is a line, but the Cheerios wear pleats.  Au contraire mon frere!  The Cheerios have several types of uniforms!  Look at the picture of Quinn I found wearing an a line similar to my costume.

Quinn Fabre

I’ve been tracking Fedex all week and my uniform is finally scheduled to deliver tomorrow.  When I finish putting on the letters, I’ll post a picture.  I haven’t been this excited about Halloween since I was ten and went to my first boy/girl party!



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