Happy Halloween, everyone! ¡Feliz Halloween! ¡Feliz día de las brujas! ¿De qué se disfrazaron? What did you dress up as? What was your Halloween costume? Me, I decided to put the bat in Vocabat and proudly own my battiness once and for all. Here I am working it as the flyest murciélaga/chimbilá in town. I considered pinning Spanish words and phrases all over me to also put the Vocab in Vocabat, but in the end I chose to not throw off my bat groove. Next year!
Get this look: In defiance of my pitiful lack of crafty skills, I actually sewed this bat costume by hand. It took me about, oh, a mere five hours from start to finish. Stepping on a needle that went almost completely in was, sadly, a part of the process. I made the wings from an umbrella that I cut up. You can find the instructions here. I think we can all agree, however, that my costume is much cuter. Instead of sewing the wings to a baggy sweatshirt, I sewed them to a dress my sister gave me a few months ago. I also went in for smaller ears. I originally had the metal ribs on the wings to make me oh-so-anatomically correct, but have you ever tried to dance salsa with ribbed wings? Yeah, they’re rather constricting. I ended up ripping those membranes right out.
The DIY costume was a huge hit, and I’ll probably keep it and wear it again in the future. I got to wear it to work today (don’t worry, I wore leggings), which was a lot of fun. When people would look at me, they always thought I was a cat. Then I’d spread my wings in all their glory, and they’d realize they were off by a letter. Somehow, it seems much more exciting to dress up as a murciélaga than as a bat. Once again, everything’s better in Spanish.
Hope everyone had a fun Halloween! Tell me what your costumes were.