|Christine and I in all our bat glory at the Leopard Garden hostel in Taipei|
This project is adapted from:
Needle and thread
Construction Time: 2 episodes of It's Always Sunny and 2 of Big Bang Theory
Step 1: Buy materials.
Go to your local Carrefour. Stop at the little umbrella stand just outside of the front doors. Tell the saleswoman that you and your friend want to buy 2 plain black umbrellas. When she gives you a blue umbrella, tell her no, you really do want a black one. Repeat process as she tries to sell you a silver umbrella, a black and white polka dot umbrella, and a decorative navy umbrella. Finally convince her to sell you the two cheapest black umbrellas she has. Enter Carrefour with your new umbrellas (which you will soon be cutting into pieces) feeling very accomplished.
Search the entire clothing section of Carrefour (including men's and children's) for a black hoodie. Find only raincoats in adult sections. Try on the largest kid's hoodie you can find. It has giant shoes printed all over it and it's too small. Give up on trying to find anything as simple as a plain black hoodie on such short notice in Taiwan. Try to improvise. Decide to buy a black men's dress shirt to sew your wings on instead. Ignore the cold stares of the other foreigners as you and your roommate try on articles of men's clothing in the middle of the supermarket. Try to find a hat that you can glue bat ears to. Give up after the salesperson tries to give you the white hat off of a mannequin. At least you have your umbrella and a shirt.
Step 2: Disassemble umbrella
|Okay. Wires successfully removed!|
|Showing the umbrella who's boss|
Step 3: Sew umbrella to shirt
Step 4: Run amuck all over Taipei in your swanky new bat costume
Amuck, amuck, amuck!
You and your 15 foreigner friends in costumes have to get from your leopard themed hostel to the Halloween party you're attending somehow. May as well take the subway.
|Our entire group with a random Taiwanese guy who wanted to get a picture with us. Can't blame him,|
it's not everyday you meet so many well dressed foreigners.
|Suave hipster cowboy Ari always gets the girls|
|Just a bat on the subway. Casual.|
|"Happy Hallo Ween" everyone!|
|At the party!|
This week, I'm super excited to get to wear my costume to school! More Halloween fun in Taiwan coming soon.