As far as I know, Halloween is a pretty new concept in India and it was definitely not celebrated when we were kids. Although I’ve suddenly noticed the influence of cultural globalization sweeping the Indian sub continent. People in their 20’s and 30’s have started to embrace this western phenomenon.
Now I must say I am extremely good at spontaneously creating outfits. All it takes is a little bit of imagination, the ability to utilize your clothes to the fullest and a bit of experience to get the job done.
So I happened to be a part of this sudden plan to attend a Halloween party tonight and couldn’t back out of it since it was my last day with my friends before I take off for a 10 day Diwali trip. I started digging into my closet and I knew I could figure something out from what I have. The easiest thing I could do was wear pajamas with a mickey mouse t-shirt, slippers, glasses, a teddy bear and messy hair. But I guess it looked kinda shabby, so I avoided that all together. As I was scouring through my closet I came across my plaid blue shirt, which I paired up with shorts. This gave me a sort of southern cowgirl appearance minus the boots. But, I was in no mood to wear make up or go out of my way. So I thought I can be a school girl if I wore my big glasses, long socks sneakers and a backpack. Voila, I was good to go!
I must say, out of all the girls there I was the most comfortable, since I didn’t have to balance myself on heels or keep pulling my dress up or down constantly. All in all it was an amazing night and I’m sure I will start preparing in advance for next Halloween.
Until then, have a happy & safe Diwali and a prosperous New Year!