Oh Look! Here’s Ursula Reading Ender’s Game on the NYC Subway
October 31, 2013

ursula on the mta

You know, it’s like what I overheard some girl say later that same evening: “Well yeah, of course there’s f*cking people in costumes. It’s Halloween!”

Blog Post #529, in Which There’s the Obligatory Liza Minnelli Drag Queen Photo Shoot from Halloween
November 8, 2010

For me, every Halloween’s outcome is a crap shoot.  Some years I’ll really get into the spirit and go out all dressed (or dragged) up, and other years will be spent holed up in my bedroom with whatever horror movies I can get my hand on and a bag of candy, all hopped-up on sugar and shouting obscenities at the television.  Fortunately enough, this year I ended up going with the former after I was invited to a Halloween party by my dear friend Lindsay.  Of course she and I would have to go as a pair, but obviously not as a lazy metaphor for sexual penetration:

Mostly because that lock costume would make me self-conscious about my hips, but whatever, I digress.

Our plan was to go as Lucille and Lucille II from Arrested Development; however, that fell through when we found that every last old-lady-with-a-bob wig was snatched up like it was a Brazilian drag competition.  All the same, I knew I still had to go as Liza Minnelli because:

  1. If Sandra Lee can do it semi-homemade, so could I.
  2. I’d already committed to the look by shaving my beard and dying my hair.
  3. Duh.
  4. Double-duh.

ANYWAYS, I’m not usually one to put overtly personal material up here (this isn’t LiveJournal, ladies!), but I did Liza drag this weekend, damnit, and if this tranny train wreck isn’t at least slightly camp, I’m clearly in need of six weeks intensive camp therapy (Joan Crawford movie marathons and Showgirls dance lessons).  If nothing else, this’ll be good for a laugh.  Or extremely vivid nightmares about a tackily dressed middle-aged lesbian.  Either/or, I would like to present without any further ado:

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TGIF! Now Here’s the Most Ridiculous Baby Costume of All Time
October 23, 2009

Seriously?  Seriously:

billion dollar baby costumeThis costume is called the “Billion Dollar Baby,” and though the baby in this picture looks as if he or she is having a gas, I can’t help but feel that–much like dressing up your pets for Halloween– this costume constitutes some form of abuse.  I can understand wanting to dress your kid up as something totally precious, like a kitten or a cowboy or a chicken:

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