Start it off with a glitter bang!
Usually the first few weeks of the new year are dead for parties. Everyone has resolved to stop drinking, exercise more and get more sleep. Then, Valentines Day happens and everything gets splattered.
This year, a friend of a friend had the brilliant idea to have a costume party. There are few things I enjoy more than costume parties. I love conceptualizing the ideas, gathering the supplies and explaining what I am. I turn Halloween into a ten-day costume extravaganza.
The theme for the party was holidays (much better than the typical famous couple Valentine’s Day party.) I decide to be a poinsettia. I wore a green body suit, glitter, red eye lashes/ eye make-up and a red wig, which I fashion into petals. It works in an avant guard way. Like Jessica Rabbit: The Flower.
I get to the party and realize that I am the only person who took the party’s theme seriously. Most guys wear ugly Christmas sweaters and girls wear their leftover New Year’s dresses.
I don’t know anyone other than my friend at the party but soon find myself surrounded by a mob of guys. They really like my costume. I realize that I’m basically naked except for the tiny green body suit that’s especially too small on my butt.
I make small talk with the party-goers. As I leave, I’m bombarded by guys. Dressing like an avant guard stripper results in a lot of dates. I give my number to four guys. I agree to meet #1 tomorrow for an art opening.