In adding a touch or more of the Gothic, the bizarre, the slyly referential, the exotic, to our attire, whether it's Hallowe'en or only another workday, are we celebrating the original and non-conformist in ourselves, or are we just brightening up the woman in the mirror? And really, does it even matter?
well, c'mon, you didn't think I was going to let the coincidental appearance of feathered minis and floppy shreds of leather right before Hallowe'en pass without comment, did you?
The clever pictures of creatures dressed for the holiday illustrated the NY Times article to which I linked above. Other costumes shown here did not.