I’ve never really been that into costume parties, primarily because I always chose my costumes five minutes before the party. Recently however, I’ve discovered how much fun a costume party can be if you LOVE your costume, and put more than five minutes of thought into it.
Several years ago my dad got me a pink hard hat and that’s when construction worker became my “go-to” costume. I finished off the look with a construction vest and a pink tool belt for my waist.
Every costume needs something special to make it stand out. While the pink hard hat is already pretty flashy, I wore 6-inch platform heels to feminize the look a tad bit more!
The best costumes, in my opinion, are the ones that are loosely based off something, and then bedazzled with your own burst of personality. Since my daily style is typically ultra-feminine and girly, for costume parties it’s fun to play a different role, a more masculine role…Something out of my comfort zone, but oddly satisfying and quirky. The construction worker costume fits all my requirements.
While I didn’t fix any pot holes this weekend (Sorry San Francisco!), I did have a lot of fun pretending.