The thing is, I love *theme* parties - I like being creative within parameters. Also, no offense to Halloween, but I find November to be infinitely more creepy than robust, pumpkin-ale-soaked, Indian-summery October. That's why for years I've been throwing a big November costume party. My guests have enough advance notice that their one costume can do double duty for Halloween parties and mine, and I get to create a fantastical, creepy world for all of us to inhabit. Also, if I'm lucky, I can swoop in and buy discounted Halloween overstock.
Vampires & Slayers was a great time. About half the people dressed up and half didn't. Here's a little photo gallery of my favorite costumes:
|Dracula loves alternate-reality evil Willow|
|Buffy the Vampire Slayer, circa 1989|
|Vampires . . . slain!|
|That's a vampire-slaying wand|
|Oh no! My steampunk-vampire mom just killed daddy!|