The April theme over at Self Portrait Tuesday is documenting Silly.
Personally I don't think dressing up is silly. I've been known to take it very seriously, and I'm actually very bummed that campy lip-synching is not a competitive sport. I've always been a lover of wigs and dress-up themes. Thank god for halloween or then I would look a little, y'know, silly. Since Mandy moved away from me, I have not had as much of a chance to dress up. This makes me sad. Maya and Mina like to dress us too, but they really aren't on our level yet. Here are just a couple photos from past years.
This is husband and I at an 80's party a few years ago. I was a Siouxie Sioux fan club president and he was Morris Day. I hot curled his hair, shaped his 'stache and drew on freckles. He eerily channeled Morris. I think it was the ascot. I loved this wig so much -- the cut and color -- that I really thought long and hard about how to incorporate it into my everyday life. I wore it to a club once and then passed it down to the girls who really know how to fuck a wig up. There may be a lollipop stuck in it right now. *sweet, heavy sigh*
When I worked at the Big Corporate Job, one Halloween I had my whole purchasing department dress as tragic beauty contestants. I was Miss Understood. Mandy was Miss Demeanor. Others where Miss Hap, Miss Conception. I even got our CFO to dress in drag. He was Miss Ter.
Mandy and my big claim to fame -- in our minds -- was a Halloween drag lip synch contest we performed in for years. We thought we knew drag better than anyone. Mandy would come up with brilliant ideas and I would choreograph elaborate dance numbers based off of real life videos or films. Together we were unstoppable. This was the year we did Chicago. Mandy looked so much like Velma Kelly it was scary. Here I am as the Mama Morton character, loosely based. Any time my boobs get wrangled into a corset, they act as extras in the performance. I should have been billed as Miss Morton and her Mamas.
This was the year we were The Britney's. Three of us dressed as different aspects of Britney Spears and we gave an intricate and profound performance that year. I have to admit, our dancing was so hilariously on-point and in-synch that we really should've taken the act on the road.
And this was our first year in the contest. We performed the modern version of the Moulin Rouge song. Here I am shyly performing Pink's portion of the program. We knocked that shit out of the park that year.
Silly? I think not.