What a night! Liz went approximately two days without sleep getting decorations ready. The good news was we filled the venue and made a nice amount of money for the two charities we give to.
As far as a costume goes, in a moment of panic, the two outfits I was planning on choosing from didn't work. I finally decided on my long flowing black embroidered skirt and black and white print blouse/top. I also bought a lighter foundation to give me a more "witchy" look. Finally I added the sparkly witches hat Liz bought me with a big spider on the side.
The reactions were varied and took me back to previous Halloweens. Of course I received quite a few looks and one compliment from the best looking cis woman in the crowd. I believe she was biased though because she has known me for a while now. She is obviously a big fan of transgender people. Still, a compliment is a compliment!
Anymore, Halloween is a different type of evening for me. I have nothing to prove anymore with a feminine costume. In fact, I think the whole evening tends to get me clocked. I am always aware of the compliment "you look beautiful"...for a man in a dress. Oh well.
Since we decorated the venue, we had to clean it up. All of a sudden, a late night turned into an early morning. We had to be out by one o'clock and made it by five minutes.
By the time we finished loading and finally were done chatting it was around two in the morning.
The trip home was unremarkable outside of me getting my skirt stuck in the door. You could tell I don't wear a skirt much.
The major problem we encountered was stopping at a certain 24 hour hamburger chain I'm sure you would recognize if I told you. Every time I go there, I come away with the feeling being hungry was a better bet than eating there. So shame on me.
At least the employee at the drive thru window kept referring to us as "ladies" as she apologized for how long the order was taking.