So here’s the thing. Since I was a little girl, I’ve always wanted to be FOX! Where did this obsession start? I know the exact moment. It’s when I fell in love with Disney’s fox version of Robin Hood and wished so hard I was Maid Marian. It literally made my heart ache knowing that wasn’t possible. He was my first love!
Over the years, I’ve wanted to dress up as a fox multiple times, but just never did. It’s the last minute planner in me – I didn’t have enough time to pull the details together. But this year was different. Joel and I visited a Halloween store just for fun, and I ended up finding some fox accessories that I could easily combine with items I already had to make a cute costume. I left without them because I couldn’t justify the purchase. When I found out I had some Halloween events to dress up for, I went back and got them.
Luckily, I had a couple of opportunities to wear my costume this year! Once for a Trunk or Treat event Joel and I went to on behalf of the clinic I work for, and a second time at work the next day. They take Halloween very seriously and it’s actually really fun to get dressed up in a professional setting. Lightens everything up. I had a leadership meeting that day and it was fun to see superheroes, animals, and other characters sitting around the room.
To create my “Modern Day Maid Marian” costume, I wore the following:
To “paint my face,” I used the following:
I’m not a make-up artist at all…so it turned out looking a little cat-like vs. fox-like, but the accessories helped tell the story. The kids at trunk or treat and patients at the clinic guessed what I was right away for the most part.
I hope you get playful during Halloween and give creating a costume a try! Become what you’ve always wanted to be. I’m in my 30’s and had so much fun dressing up. You’re never too old to let loose and channel your inner child!