Sunday, October 31, 2010
Halloween, in pictures
I should preface this and say that Halloween doesn't really exist here. There are a few bars that celebrate it to appease the foreigner population but there isn’t a lot of public support for the holiday. Because of that, piecing together a costume was difficult considering the limited amount of personal belongings I was able to bring with me to Korea. My costume wasn’t really a costume per say, but I was Fabulous. One of my favorite dresses, sparkly shoes, fake eye lashes and enough accessories to challenge a Goodwill donation box. That is incredibly far from my normal self so by definition it was a costume.
Halloween is about celebrating the chance to step outside of yourself and do things you wouldn’t normally do. It’s about playing dress up like you did as a child and getting to be your favorite celebrity, superhero, cartoon character, or your own alter ego for one night. But that’s what this whole year in Korea is for me. The chance to step outside my comfort zone and explore new things- to reinvent and to start over.
I had a fantastic night by the way. I love it here.