Holiday Shenanigans

I (Barely) Survived My First Halloween in Heels

Ouch. My feet still hurt.

As you read in my last post, I went all out this Halloween and I am happy to report: I lived to tell you all about it! So, let’s break down my weekend in chronological order, shall we?

My Friday evening was spent in bed. I was dressed up as a person with a cold. It was not exactly the evening I had planned, but I knew it was the smart decision to stay in, nurse my cold, and rest up for the weekend ahead. And anyway, Netflix released the new series of The Fall so I got to start in on that. (If you haven’t watched it, you’re missing out on Gillian Anderson KILLING yet another role. Go watch it right after you finish reading this!)

I am not one to repeat Halloween outfits, so I was holding off on Poison Ivy for Sunday’s big reveal. I decided to go with a simple, yet bold, costume for Saturday. I went with “90’s Goth, But Sexy” as my choice and I think we can all agree it was a fantastic one. Most of my costume from Forever 21 (who change their inventory so much, I can’t find the items on their site anymore!) and I didn’t have to spend too much to pull it all together. See below for my costume recipe:

“90’s Goth, But Sexy” Costume

Black Mesh Crop Top
Long Black Cardigan
Black Skinny Jeans (torn, if possible)
Black Boots
Black Nail Polish
Black Lipstick
Black Beanie
Black Studded Choker
Black Eyeliner
An “I worship the devil, but look good doing it” Attitude

Add all ingredients together on your body in the appropriate places and then that’s it.
*Editor’s Note: Add a Medium/Short Length Black Wig under (or in place of) the beanie and you’ll be able to achieve the Fairuza Balk look in The Craft.

Final product should look something like this:

Sundae Co. | Goth & Vamp

Waiting for the subway like normal people

My friend David (dressed as a dapper and handsome vampire) and I went to a dance party in Brooklyn where we proceeded to dance and be awed by performances from some of Brooklyn’s best drag queens. Special shout out to RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 2 contestant, and one of my favorite queens ever, Morgan McMichaels for her inspired rendition of “Magic Dance!” by David Bowie’s Goblin King Jareth. It was a super fun night dancing with some good friends and I was so comfortable in my costume. Can’t say the same for…

I slept in, ate some Popeye’s and watched more Netflix in bed until finally heading up to my best friend Brad’s place to prepare for the Bloodbath! (That was the name of the party we were going to. It was hosted by Bob the Drag Queen & Kim Chi from RPDR Season 8!) I was so excited to get ready with Brad as it was our first time getting all dragged up together! I started on my face as I knew it could be potentially disastrous process! Turns out, I’m much better at makeup than I thought I would be!

Sundae Co. | Ivy Does Her Lips

The mirror has two faces. And they are both gorgeous.

Poison Ivy Costume

Long Red Wig
Ivy Face Mask
Plain Headband
Green Eyeshadow
Bold Red Lipstick
Black Mascara
Glittery Bronze Powder
75 ft of Fake Ivy
Green Corset
Short Green Skirt
Green Tights
High Heeled Shoes
Green Opera Gloves
Glue Gun
Plenty of Glue Gun Refills
A “That’s right, the same plants and flowers that saw you crawl from the primordial soup will reclaim the planet!” Attitude

Tear or cut half of the leaves off the fake ivy. Proceed to glue leaves to cover the entire surface of the corset, heels and headband. Add ivy embellishments to face mask, gloves and any accompanying accessories. Cut varying lengths of the ivy and glue to the waistband of the skirt, covering the entire way around. Add a variant of green eyeshadow to your eyes, put mascara on your lashes and magically contour your face, giving it that feminine, sculpted, villainess look. Brush your exposed upper body with an excess of the bronze powder to give you an extra shiny look!

Optional additions: Add small green rhinestones to your mask, headband, face or collar bones to give the costume an extra pop.

Sundae Co. | Ivy Closeup

I. Felt. Gorgeous.

I had to keep reminding myself of how amazing I looked to motivate me to keep it all on, because DANG were my feet killing me! I honestly don’t understand how people wear heels everyday! I’m writing this post three days later and I have yet to regain feeling in my right foot!

Sundae Co. | Ivy & Catwoman Take an Uber

Brad as Catwoman, Me as Poison Ivy

Brad and I headed to the party and let me just say, entering the venue was super intimidating. Not because I was nervous about my costume (like I said, I felt gorgeous) but just from the sheer impressiveness of the other costumes at the party! Rita Repulsa was dancing with Beyonce in the corner, Batman and Robin were waiting for a drink at the bar, Ken and Barbie (still in their boxes) were chatting with Aladdin and Diva Plavalaguna! I was in Heaven!

Sundae Co. | Ivy Chokes Robin

Just showing Robin who’s boss around these parts with some help from Harley

Sundae Co. | Ivy & B

Hold Up

I was not the only Poison Ivy in the crowd, I will admit, but it was cool to see how different people interpreted the costume!

Sundae Co. | Ivy Times Three

And then there were three

My favorite part of the night was running into other characters from the DC Comics Universe and getting to pose for pictures with them!

Sundae Co. | Ivy & Friends

Just some colleagues of mine

Brad & I met up with some friends of ours and we danced for a while, taking short breaks to scream about how much our shoes were hurting our feet… Some of NYC’s best drag queens performed – most notably Dusty Ray Bottoms and Pixie Aventura – and Bob and Kim were very fun hosts who kept the crowd happy and dancing. Plus I got to meet one of my favorite Ru Girls, Naomi Smalls!

Sundae Co. | Ivy & Naomi

What’s on the menu?

I only took my shoes off twice for about 15 minutes only because I actually feared for my personal well-being, but other than that we danced, we chatted, we gawked at some of the incredible costumes and when we felt that we had enjoyed enough of a night (approx. 3:30am!) we called our Uber and went home!

It was the perfect end to my favorite Halloweekend so far and I am already looking forward to next year! Of course I already have a few costume ideas in mind, but you’ll have to wait til next year to find out!

How was your Halloweekend? Who did you dress up as? What did you do? How good did I look as Posion Ivy? Any and all (positive and complimentary) comments welcome below!

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  • Reply Kyla Knight November 2, 2016 at 11:55 am

    LOVEEEEEE!!!! I was a dom-ballerina this year!
    P.S. I am laughing so hard at your response to heels!

    • Reply Ross Greenberg November 2, 2016 at 2:41 pm

      Thank you for laughing at my pain!

  • Reply Victoria November 2, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    I guess you will have to wear heels more often so you can get accustomed to them….you looked beautiful by the way!!!

    • Reply Ross Greenberg November 2, 2016 at 2:41 pm

      Thank you, but I think my feet need a break!

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