I’m going to a 21st birthday party on the weekend and there’s a theme… we have to go as someone or something starting with the letter ‘b’.
Naturally – self-sufficient and independent-thinker that I am – I took to the internet for ideas. And… there were many! Characters from Bob The Builder to Bart Simpson, Bill Clinton, Britney Spears, Boy George, Borat and Bananas in Pyjamas. Things from babies to boxers, butterflies, belly dancers, ballet dancers, beer bottles, bikers and bacon.
I just saw the box-troll movie with a friend and her 3yr old so did contemplate a costume which involved me wearing a box… until I realised I wouldn’t be able to sit, or you know… move.
So I’m seeking advice from my gazillions of readers. (Okay, so there may not be that many. Indeed Google Analytics tells me my site had 5000 visits last month and that includes repeat offenders…. *sigh*)
Anyway, self-pity party over, back to the 21st! Before you get too carried away, I have some criteria for my costume (below):
- It can’t cost a lot of money – needs to be free or cheap
- I’m not very ‘handy’ or ‘creative’ so it needs to be easy to make
- I get hot really easily so it can’t be too warm
- I’m fat so there’s no way I’m wearing anything fitting or skimpy
- I’ll be related to most of the people I know there so, it can’t be too tasteless
- I’m in my 40s
- The funnier the better.
At the moment I’m leaning towards laziness (speaking with an accent and pretending I’m British all night); wearing black and adding a mask to go as a burglar (meh); or perhaps making a cylindrical costume and going as a can of beer.
So – I’m throwing myself at your mercy. Any suggestions for costumes starting with b?
I’m linking up with Trish from My Little Drummer Boys for Wordless Wednesday.