First thing you should know is I absolutely LOVE wearing costumes, anything that involves a disguise I’m the first one to say YES. This Halloween collided with a term project presentation and a very important guest speaker (Guy Vickers, President of the Tommy Hilfiger Foundation, BIG industry player) for my International Corporate Social Responsibility class which meant business attire and no witch hats (boring, right?) So I was trying my best to behave, yet the world found its way to lure me into an unexpected costume.
When I was walking to the Admissions Office for my office hours, there were tables all around the Breezeway (between the Dubinsky Student Center & the Business and Liberal Arts Center, once you are here I promise you’ll know where it is) with a DJ and free stuff (always my fave). I realized it was part of Legacy Week aka Homecoming and there was a Pep Rally with our mascot the Tiger (which I was once, promise). Suddenly I realized there was a table with two make-up artists who were turning students into tigers and of course I couldn’t resist. These ladies were amazing and in only five minutes you could totally hear me ROAR!
Since I was feeling adventurous I decided scoot (yes, I own an Adult size red Razor Scooter) over to Mood Fabrics for the first time ever, in search of fabric for last minute costume touch ups. I instantly fell in love with the place, it had vintage elevators (which I was riding next to Sponge-bob) and everyone had costumes on. I left my scooter with Nicki Minaj, was being helped by fairies at the register and Hulk brought my fabric rolls down. The whole place was absolutely amazing! I received a Loyalty Card (even though I insisted I was a business major) that had a dog on it, which turned out to be the same dog that was running around the store, his name is Swatch.
I also got a free Mood re-usable fabric bag, because I said I was Dominican (guess they thought I was just visiting haha). Overall I must come back to this place with my mom, she would definitely love it and I highly recommend it for anything (they have three floors of magic).
After sitting through my other two classes (yes, as a tiger) my professors couldn’t stop laughing while staring at my face saying that it was really hard taking me seriously. My second professor after failing to recognize me, asked to take a picture of my face, which I agreed to immediately (maybe some extra credit there). When it was time for dinner I realized my face was indeed a costume which meant $3 burritos at Chipotle. (you heard right!) Every Halloween Chipotle (right across the street, WARNING: addictive stuff) offers these burritos to awesome individuals wearing costumes, so my dinner was pretty much settled. I took it to go, and had it at Co-Ed my friend’s dorm (convenience of living just across the street).Right after, I scooted back to mine to start getting ready for our Halloween Party.
Turns out, DIY costumes really pay off because they are cheaper, no one is wearing what you are and it came out beautifully (well I’ll let you be the judge of that).
This time I was a peacock (and was later made aware by my boyfriend that I was actually a MALE peacock, apparently female ones are boring brown haha, oops.) By far though, my friend Carmen made our night easier when she decided to dress as Kim K in her Shamu outfit, pregnancy really stops taxis, opens up walkways and clears out sidewalks (LOL, really convenient). We went to a friend of a friends house, and had such a great time! There was an interesting mix of Americans, Latinos, Frenchies and Moroccans, which is my favorite part of living in New York it is really the melting pot of the US. I met a ton of new people and they met a peacock.
Carpe diem guys,