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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Request for Halloween Costume Help

(aka "Help Erin get her drag on")

So, briefly: last year I did a thing where I dressed up as a "sexy" witch (the costume was, I wasn't) and went to a Halloween party. The costume was such a hit that when I shared photos of it on Facebook, people went nuts and said they loved it and wanted more.

And that's how I ended up posing in that costume for Oleg Volk, which is how I ended up in this poster.

As it happens, I've been invited to a Halloween party this year, as well. And since last year's outfit was such a hit, and because I thrive on positive attention, I figured I'd do something similar. If no one likes the costume, I'll have fun at the party anyway. And if lots of folks like it, then it might end up being the subject of another photo session.

(No, I don't understand it either. Oleg says I'm "interesting." I have to wonder why a talented artist who can make models get naked finds anything about my form to be remotely interesting.)

Anyway. Because I'm me, I like to make costumes that are funny in some way -- last year's costume was part "I was casting a beauty spell and it went horribly wrong!" and part set up for the "My magic wand is chambered in 7.62x54R" joke -- and this year is no different. The joke, however, is a little more complex.

First I'm going to get one of those "sexy kitty" costumes that you see every year at Halloween. (Look, Halloween is the one day of the year I can dress in a ridiculous outfit and not only will people not mock, they will actually smile and laugh and applaud, so yes I'm going to dress in fun flirty costumes because it makes me feel good.)

And then I'm going to supplement that with whatever webgear, MOLLE straps, gloves, boonie hat, and other accessories I can find in complimentary colors like coyote tan or desert Marpat. The pashmina is going to be my "shemagh."

I might even sling a toy rifle over my shoulder.

The idea, of course, is to get a military/outdoorsy vibe for the kitty costume. Because then I would be... the Pussy Hunter. 

Oh, come on, laugh. That shit's funny. I've mentioned this to all my girlfriends and they think it's hilarious.

I've put together a wishlist for the costume (don't worry, I've already ordered the boots and I've got a line on a desert camo boonie hat), but between the girlie stuff and the military stuff, it's going to be a bit expensive.

So, if you'd like to see the finished version of this costume, I could sure use some help. In order of preference:
  1. If you have similar gear and are willing to give, loan, or sell it to me for a low price, that would be fantastic!
  2. If you can help me find gear on the internet that is cheaper and/or fits me better (I'm not crazy about that chest rig, but I can't find MOLLE or web gear in 3-color desert or Marpat or Tropentarn, and most of the coyote tan stuff covers up the chest. For costume reasons I need to have le cleavage showing.)
  3. Finally -- and I emphasize that this is not my first choice -- you can help me buy the costume parts. 
I don't like asking for help, but it's all in fun and knowing Oleg, he might be able to turn it into another awesome pro-gun poster. So if the thought of Oleg taking pictures of Erin the Great White Pussy Hunter makes you giggle... help a sister out, will ya?

Thanks!  ;D

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