Ok I found something to rant about. I was looking at this website,
, and it shows all these costumes from the past. I totally remember
getting dressed up in a Darth Vader costume one Halloween. I use
this term very loosely because it was not a costume.
- A style of dress, including garments, accessories, and hairstyle,
especially as characteristic of a particular country, period,
- An outfit or a disguise worn on Mardi Gras, Halloween, or
- A set of clothes appropriate for a particular occasion or
My "costume" consisted of a remolded death mask, in the
shape, sort of, of Darth Vader's Helmet. This attached to your head
with a piece of elastic held to the mask with these two staples.
These staples, were a lovely thing, that after digging into your
head for the better part of a night of groveling for candy, as we
were wont to do, would then snap and make your mask unwearable.
Which leaves us with the actual costume part of the costume. One
would think that Darth Vader would be a nice black cape, or come
with a light saber, or something. But no... I was this little twerp
of a kid running around in my Darth Vader costume. The body part
of the costume consisted of a bright Yellow Parka with a picture
of the real Darth Vader on it, so that once my mask detached itself
from my head, people would still know I wasn't just an odd little
person in a yellow parka trying to beg for morsels (Please, sir,
can I have some more....)
Now my big problem is the sheer shoddiness of this so called Costume.
I mean if I dress as a vampire now, or a doctor, or a ghoul as I
have in the past, people rarely guess as to what I am. Because I
wear a COSTUME that looks like what I am. Because I consider a costume
a disguise. You are acting a role for the night. Now I know that
the lovely people of my neighborhood are not going to expect a little
10 year old for Darth Vader, I am just saying they could have gone
that extra mile to make the ten year old feel that they would.
I have said my piece.