When I saw the first trailer for the movie Coraline, immediately I decided “I’m going to be her for Halloween.” I didn’t know where to get each of the pieces though. I found an orange striped shirt similar to hers at a thrift store and kept my eye out for a yellow raincoat.
In 2008, my first Halloween in New York City, I decided to be Waldo. I had wanted to be Waldo for years, and had the striped shirt for quite awhile, but none of my friends in Rochester were that into Halloween so this was my first real adventure with it. I was thinking maybe I’d go to the parade. Then also, my roommate invited me to a party he was going to, thrown by one of his classmates. $h!t just got real.