Halloween lands on the weekend! Far out. If you have costume parties to attend, and you want to embrace your Catholicism, and you want to embrace the (drinking) weekend, I have ten great ideas.
The Liberated Nun, circa 1518
This one might be hard to set up with your crowd, so you may want to limit it to a small setting. The point is, to look like a drunken tart, without the moral sensibilities that continued to persist in Protestantism after the Reformation. Of course, you could go for the Munster Anabaptist look, which would pretty much blow wide open your options.
The Liberated Nun, circa 1970
This one is great fun. And simple. You just need a pantsuit, a dainty glass of wine, and an annoying air of complacency.
The Drunken Monk
Go for this look.
You’ll have to give yourself a tonsure, which kinda sucks if you’re trying to pick up chicks. Then again, you can forego the tonsure and point out that you’re not a medieval monk and that the tonsure was banned by Paul VI in 1972.
Okay, you might need a fat suit for this one. If you don’t, well, good luck with your doctor at your annual physical.
To pull this one off otherwise, put on a cape, carry a swordstick, tousle your hair, grow a mustache, laugh uproariously, and drink enormous amounts of wine or beer.
And oh yeah, no matter how drunk you are, continue to be brilliant.
Hold a large glass of wine and a scowl. Be nice to the Catholics. Be a dick to everyone else. Talk about how Whig … Read the rest