Halloween costume, kind of

by Christine on October 26th, 2010

filed under Christine's Life Updates

On Friday we’re heading to Connecticut for a friend’s murder mystery dinner party. The party supposedly takes place in Margaritaville. I’m supposed to be a NYC artist that is looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and ply my artist-trade as a tattoo artist.  So today I went shopping, in search of proper clothing. NYC-trendy cool meets hard core tattoo artist bitchy type. Man, two styles that collide with my own. Who am I kidding? I am completely devoid of style. Here’s kind of what I came up with for the moment. Add a shitton of tattoos all over my arm and henna tattoo on my face, which I will get done “professionally” (for $10, for the face) at the mall on Friday.

I’m so excited about my new, knee-high black boots! They are SUPER DUPER crazy sexy! I’ve never been able to do big boots before; my calves have been too big to fit into any. I look smoking hot in them!  I also really like my new hoop nose ring. Why didn’t I get a hoop earlier? It’s great!

Even better–the black dress was $4 at Salvation Army (Limited, Size 4) and I got a fantastic faux white fur coat too that’s *AMAZING* for $20 (also at Salvation Army).  Great deals! I’ll post pics of my final costume when I get all the tattoos applied on Friday.

Today I noticed a really horrible side-effect of my nearly 100-pound weight loss. In my arm pit, where the bottom of the arm meets the torso, I don’t just have stretch marks–I have the kind of stretch marks that pucker and stick out like wrinkled old lady skin. It’s quite gross. But I’m going to OWN IT because it’s a testament to the weight that I’ve lost.  After all, the stretch marks wouldn’t be so noticeable if my arms were still big, right? So it’s like a war wound, and I should wear it with pride.

I can’t believe that 2 years ago I was wearing a Size 24 and today I’m wearing off-the-shelf Size 4 clothing….what a dream! It’s worth it, everyone! Don’t give up hope; it’s all possible, in the end!

A fun before picture (I’m second-to-left):

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  • Bonnie

    I always wanted to go to one of those murder mystery things. Seems like it would be a lot of fun. I love the outfit and can’t wait to see the tatts.

  • Allanmklein

    Looks awfully smokin hot to me !!! Awesome, and inspiring all at once.

  • Libby

    You look great! Own it, girl. You’ve worked hard to get where you are. You deserve to enjoy all the fun that comes with it.

  • Shane G.

    yeah pit stretch marks are cool don’t you know? where the hell have you been?

  • islandbandit

    um you do know henna lasts a while…. right?

  • Patrick

    A fine looking hoop nose ring wearing tattoo artist you do make. Wow, Size 24 before & Size 4 after; that’s great Christine. Shopping must be an amazing high for you as you walk past the 20’s, teens and make your way all thr way to 4.