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I love Lucy and Lady Gaga

April E. Clark
Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
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Well kids – meaning all kids stuck in adult bodies – it’s that time of year again. ‘Tis the season for role playing and turning beloved childhood cartoon characters into vixens.

Who knew Strawberry Shortcake has gone so wild?

I certainly don’t remember Strawberry Shortcake wearing stilettos, stockings and a mini dress with an apron. And when did Rainbow Brite really gain so much cleavage?



Smurfette, she was a different story.

This week is the final push for Halloween costume decisions, and “What are you going to be?” has never been such a pressing question. For once, I already know the answer. Since I’ll be doing comedy Saturday night at The Bayou, I went with a funny theme. I’ll be going as Lucille Ball. Not sure if I’ll be the grape-stomping variety or the chocolate candy factory-assembly line version. Or maybe I’ll be the standard 1950s, polka-dotted dress replica of my favorite comedianne. The only part of the costume I’ll be missing, though, is a Ricky Ricardo by my side. Maybe I can find a blow-up doll of his likeness.



Or maybe someone would like to be the Ethel to my Lucy.

I usually wait until the last minute to choose a costume. Last year, feeling in a morbid mood after my dog Jake had died, I was Michael Jackson (may they both rest in peace). The year before, I was Sarah Palin.

So apparently I have a thing for dressing as celebrities.

If I wanted to follow the norm this year, I could be Lady Gaga. She is all over the Internet as one of the most popular Halloween costumes this year. I personally like the idea of a meat dress and a meat purse. Maybe even meat earrings and underwear. But I wouldn’t recommend real meat on the costume. Unless you want to attract all the dogs from the neighborhood.

That would certainly put the “treat” in the old saying.

Dressing as the cast from MTV’s “Jersey Shore” is also an option. Although finding a Bumpit for Snooki’s hairdo might be a challenge at this late hour. And it’s a little tight to form The Situation’s six-pack abs.

Spray paint could work.

Justin Bieber is also all the rage, mostly with pre-teens, but adults could join the fun. I personally would love to see a few of my guy friends rock Justin Bieber hair and a pair of skinny jeans.

Not sure if they can hit his high notes, though.

Also for guys, there’s always the pitcher with the dark black beard from the San Francisco Giants, Brian Wilson. Scary and contemporary. Or, there’s Iron Man.

There is something about a man in uniform women love.

Characters from “Alice in Wonderland” are big, too, confirming that my friend Liz is always ahead of the curve with style since she went as the White Rabbit last year. For those looking to go as a couple, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum are options. Maybe mix the Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter for a twist on the Cat in the Hat? And, of course there are sexy Alice costumes because every one of my childhood book or cartoon characters have been turned into some kind of girl gone bad. If there is a sexy Nancy Drew costume though, I might lose my cool. Same with Ramona Quimby and Pippi Longstocking.

Some girls should stay good in my book.

– April E. Clark has the golden ticket and is not afraid to use it. She wishes a great day to the golden birthday boy Andrew. She can be reached at aprilelizabethclark@yahoo.com.


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