These two gothgirls explain it all to you. You can write them with questions, gifts, and marriage proposals at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Update: The third day in, they’ve got 470 views and would love more, in order to build their dark empire! Please pass this video to anyone you think might enjoy it, or even if they wouldn’t! And be sure and watch in Highest Quality, so you can really see where their white faces part from their pink necks!
The Origin: I knew I wanted to do a costume without a lot of background explanation, as previous years ( a lady from a Toulouse-Lautrec painting, the queen of the Forbidden Zone, Leigh Bowery) have required Powerpoint and Youtube videos to be shown to drunks. What could be simpler than being myself for Halloween? I really liked this costume from last year that went around the Internet, The Greyscales, of a group of three people painted not just in black and white, but in the shades of grey of old photos and newspapers. I started off with my headshot, (above) inverted, and tried to color match to come up with my costume: When it’s photographed and inverted, it looks like: Me! With creepy doll eyes! What it took: A Cosplay wig, a white dress, scleral contacts (not as comfortable as they look!) an airbrush, and two ounces of bodypaint. And the will to do it! My favorite part is taking pictures with other people, (In this case, my very funny friend Mike Drucker), and then when it’s inverted: Boom! Mike looks weird, and I look normal! Totally, totally normal. As normal as pie!
The time has come to talk of many things, but mostly about what we’re being for Halloween.
I have, in my possession, an awesome wig made by 2guysfromvegas, and I’m watching and rewatching the amazing film Forbidden Zone. Her name is Queen Doris, and she’s more drag queen than woman, or else she’s more woman than this universe can handle.
Of course, the thing that I love about the internet is the opportunity to meet up with like minds-I said something on Youtube about planning to dress as Doris, and I met the lovely Asunder33, who shared this photo with me:
Now, she is going for the colorized and remastered Doris, which is awesome, and in later shots it’s evident that her eye makeup glows in black light, which is also superb. I went for the black-and-white Doris, because that’s what we had on our many-times-watched VHS copy of the film.
Postscript: This costume took on a bittersweet quality when we lost Susan Tyrrell in 2012, who had become my Facebook friend when the lovely Meggie Nicole sent her my Halloween photo.
In my all-consuming desire to make increasingly weirder and less accessible Halloween costumes, this year I went as a can-can dancer from Toulouse-Lautrec’s “At The Moulin-Rouge”, despite my extreme distaste for the film.
Holli Pappan made me cry, then laugh, and then cry, at the perfectly miniature Famous Mysterious Actor costume she put together for Halloween. My dreams have died, but my soul sings free.
Something Famous this way Comes!
I can smell it coming in the air tonight, And I’ve been waiting for this pixy for all my life, oh Lord Can you hear it scream and and throw candy tonight, oh Lord, oh Lord Well, if you told me you were Cutter, I would not lend a hand I’ve seen your face before my friend, but I don’t know if you know who I am Well I was there and I saw the whole show, I saw it with my own two eyes So you can wipe off that grin, I know where you’ve been It’s all been a stack of pies!
The Famous Mysterious Actor is throwing a Halloween Party at Berbati’s Pan! Come out and wear a costume!
Up and Coming: Halloween! I love Halloween. It’s like Christmas to me. Our costumes are ready. We are Lene Lovich and Nina Hagen!)
Eugene! I am excited about the all-girl laugh-fest coming up, and looking forward to meeting more funny ladies!
Chariots of Rubber! I have recently been cast in Jeffrey Wonderful’s musical about Demolition Derby, love, and Cindy, the Erotic Pleaser as a Backup Dancer, so I can add that distinction to my resume! I have NO idea when or where it will premiere, but it is going to be FANTASTIC. They told me I could tap dance in it. Equal parts Hedwig, Rocky Horror, Grease, and giant, talking nipples.
I leave you with a Fact-of-The Day quote from John Hodgman’s very funny new book, More Information Than You Require:
HALLOWE’EN: Originally called Samhain, this is the traditional Pagan-American holiday when we ask our children to consider the fragility of life by dressing them in darkly colored costumes and vision-impairing masks and encouraging them to walk around in the road.