Have you ever tried to hire a costume? Man, it can get expensive. Then again, how much do you think is reasonable to spend for a costume? See, we are going to a dinner, 3 couples, not a large gathering. It's a Wild West Murder Mystery night. Something different, as Him and I have never done this before.
So I thought I would get into the spirit and organise costumes. I am a Saloon Girl and Him is the sleazy town Dr (ha ha at that one - his favourite joke is that he is not a gynecologist but he will have a look). There is also a prim school marm, a mail order bride, a gambler, and a bandito. Should be fun.
But to hire a really good costume was nearly $100 each. So I went to the little place near home and found one - an old brown pin strip suit for Him with a bowler hat and shoe string tie, but all I could find for me was a ruffle satin skirt (that I could have made for $10) and a feather for my hair. Oh, and a knitted bright red shawl. But at least I scored both plus the security deposit for $110.
I just need to find myself fishnet stockings and a pair of spike heel boots.....