So I went out for Halloween Karaoke tonight. A friend of mine organizes a Halloween Karaoke Meetup with a costume contest with our favorite KJ at one of his regular shows every year, and this year it was actually on Halloween. She usually does it on a Saturday, but that didn't work out this year. I came up with the idea to do Jessica Rabbit about a month ago, and I've been pulling all the pieces together, practicing with my wig, and making sure I got the makeup just how I wanted.
I participate in the contest, but I never expect to win, because some of my friends really go ALL OUT with movie special effect makeup and intricate costumes... some of them cosplay, I think. But I really like dressing up and doing something for ME, because my XH hated Halloween and refused to do anything for the holiday. So after we split, I decided that I'm going to splurge on myself and do whatever costume I want to do, and I go out, and I have fun.
I WON THE COSTUME CONTEST!
They do it by audience applause/cheers, and they do a couple rounds until it's down to the final two, who introduce themselves before people vote. So the other girl introduced her costume, saying she was Lady Gaga, and she was born this way (she had just sung the song), and she got a lot of cheers. They came to me, and I said in my best husky voice, "I'm Jessica Rabbit. I'm not bad, I'm just drawn this way." And the audience went NUTS, just crazy cheering and everything... I totally didn't expect it!
Anyway, that was just a blast. And it was made even better by a friend who, when he found out about my costume, begged to be my Roger Rabbit, and put together a costume in a couple of days.
And the male attention because of this costume was off. the. hook. I have never had so many guys talk to me in one night at a bar. Crazy.