Mel Hynes (takhisis) wrote,
Mel Hynes

Easiest Halloween costume EVER!

I've been at a bit of a loss as to what to do for Halloween this year. And then the ever-brilliant sclerotic_rings contacted me with, "Mel? Why didn't you tell us you have your own action figure?"

Papo's "Princess of Darkness" figurine.

Now, the sales photo isn't the same as the one he picked up for me. I'm not sure if this is a prototype shot and the final product ended up different, or if I got one that came off the line slightly wonky and ended up looking EXACTLY LIKE ME, but it's really creepy. The one I have, the face is more square, the nose is a little more rounded, the lips are fuller, the eyes are wider, there's a bit more purple eyeshadow (which is the exact same shade I wear to the Church), and instead of staring straight out at you blankly, she's looking up from under her eyebrows with kind of an "oh bitch, PLEASE" smirk. Combined with the hip-cocked stance, the hair color, and the fact that she's perpetually barefoot, I'm sorely tempted to write them asking for royalties.

But if nothing else, all I'd have to do is sew a VERY simple plack dress, throw on a green shirt and a purple sash, put on my normal club makeup, and pull one of my prop swords off the wall. Actually, now that I look at it, I know the photo here was a prototype, because my figurine has a narrow longsword with a scrolled handguard, rather than the wider broadsword-type thing the photo has.

It's all just cracking me the heck up.
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