A critical fact of life:
Halloween costumes are a WASTE OF MONEY.
You can only wear the costume once and then it gets shoved in a closet where it collects dust for the next several months. For example, when will I ever wear a minidress made out of the British flag (well, ok, maybe I would actually wear that again...) In any case, while considering what I might like to be for Halloween (keep in mind, I am well over the acceptable trick-or-treat age!) I found something that I just couldn't resist.
It was large, it had black ruffles, big red bows and dyed ostrich feathers. It was one fabulous swashbuckler's hat, and for only $22 plus shipping and handling it could be mine. Well, of course I bought it.
The next morning it hit me like a bad hangover. When will I EVER wear such a hat? And more importantly, where will I store it? In desperation I tried emailing the company to cancel my order, but it was too late. A couple of days later I got a large package in the mail. One fabulous swashbuckler pirate's hat with black ruffles and ostrich feathers was now mine.
Image from amazon.com