Dear Paper Doll,
Happy Halloween! I am gearing up for an annual costume ball, my favorite party of the year. My friends and fellow party attendees take this event very seriously, and everyone takes their costumes to the next level. I’m proud to say that I’ve gotten quite creative over the years, but this year I want to go all out; I’ll spare no expense! I am looking for an ensemble that’s extravagant, attention-grabbing, haunting and unusual. Do you have any suggestions?
Dear Cleverly Costumed,
A Halloween costume party: delightful and spooky! Dressing up in something you wouldn’t normally wear and conjuring up a completely unusual style – Paper Doll approves mightily. I have a few attention-grabbing ideas for you… from the “fantastical, ghastly or eerie” section of the Yale University Press fashion closet.
4. You may have to take a pass on bobbing for apples, but there’s no question that this traditional Japanese suit of armor will be a conversation starter – particularly handy since your friends probably won’t recognize you.
Regardless of how you choose to masquerade, I hope you have a hair-raising time!
Trick or treat,