Get Your Boo On

It’s three weeks before Halloween!

This means, if you’re anything like me and my gaggle of masquerade-crazed friends, you need to get your act together and decide on a costume.

This year my husband and I are hosting our seventh annual Halloween party, a bash making its comeback after two years of interruption. This puts extra pressure on us to come up with the best costumes. So off we went this weekend in search of Halloween fun.

And one of the best places in the city to get your gear is Backstage – whose front room is filled to the brim with pre-packaged costumes, lower level filled with rental options, and back room filled with more accessories, wigs, and masks than you can shake a be-jeweled eyelash at. I picked up a fetching “young hero” moustache for my cross-dressing costume (not to be revealed til the party! I said there was pressure!) and spent the afternoon trimming away – how do men drink with moustaches hanging over their lips? I have no idea, but I guess I’ll find out!

That’s the beauty of Halloween, the one time of the year you can completely act like a fool and pretend to be something else. Fantastic. Get ready!

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

As one of the founding editors of We Love DC, Jenn’s passions are theater and cocktails. After two decades in the city, she’s loved every quirky, mundane, elegant, rude minute of her DC life. A proud advocate for DC’s talented drinks scene, she’s judged the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s ARTINI contest, the DC Rickey Month contest, the Jefferson Hotel’s Quill Cocktail competition, and is a founding member of LUPEC DC. A graduate of Catholic University’s drama program, she toured the country as a member of National Players, and has been both an actor and a costume designer before jumping the aisle to theater criticism. Writing for We Love DC restored her happiness after a life-threatening illness, and she’s grateful to you, dear readers. Send your suggestions to jenn (at) welovedc (dot) com and follow her on Twitter.

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