Simple Costumes

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Halloween is almost here! It’s time to start planning, making and gathering costumes together. While browsing through the Amazon.com Costume Shop, I started thinking about SUPER simple and minimalist costumes. What are the easiest costumes to pull together and carry … Continue reading

SFW Costumes: Agents and Detectives

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This is the fourth in a series of posts about Safe For Work (SFW) costumes. The Spy or Secret Agent: The most famous spy of them all is probably secret service agent 007 James Bond.¬† Mission Impossible, Men in Black, … Continue reading

SFW Costumes: The Fan

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This is the third in a series of posts about Safe For Work (SFW) costumes. There are some people who would argue that dressing up as a ‘[fill in the blank] fan’¬† isn’t really a costume. While that is a … Continue reading

SFW Costumes: Superheroes

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Halloween is just a few weeks away, which means it’s time to start thinking about a Halloween costume for the October office party. Office costumes are unique because they have to adhere to a professional dress code, which is something … Continue reading

Vacation Has Ended

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I have just returned home from a vacation on Leech Lake in the Chippewa National Forest. I spent a wonderful week living in a cabin, lounging on the beach, reading¬† books, hiking in the woods and kayaking. At this very … Continue reading

Krampus, Winter Monsters and Angels

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Throughout November and December, most Americans are making costumes that fall under a ‘warm and fuzzy’ category. While Thanksgiving has it’s darker racial aspects (something to be examined later) and Christmas performances have similar issues, the objective and intent of … Continue reading

Classic Witch Costumes

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If you want a classic witch costume then find something long, black and flowing. The most common costume images used for women-who-use-magic tend to involve striking colors and flowing fabrics. Combine a black dress with a black pointed Witch Hat … Continue reading

Seattle, Washington, USA (Photos)

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When people talk about visiting or living in Seattle, Washington, one of the first things discussed is the rain. There’s a reason for this – it rains a lot in Seattle. Or, rather, it drizzles. Even so, my experience of … Continue reading

Santa Fe National Forest, New Mexico, USA (Photos)

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I flew into Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1999 and visited the Santa Fe National Forest. As you can see from the photos, I was immediately enamored of the way the sun creates such clear and defined shadows. This was … Continue reading