I had a lot of fun putting the costume together, most of which was bought, I’ll admit. The ruby slippers are actually a pair of beige patent leather pumps I got at Payless Shoes, which I transformed with glitter, (not the real sequins, as I still work for a living and also need sleep). I was slightly reticent about dancing in them, but boy-oh-boy were they great! Motivated by a little beer, I could even moon-walk in them. And I swear I wasn’t one of those people who think they can dance because they’re loaded. Oh no. Not only was I awarded a bottle of Chardonnay for a category created just for me: “Best Twisted Classic Movie Theme,” but the bass player in the band, The Rogue Suspects, announced that he wanted Dorothy to come to all their future gigs.
So there goes Halloween 2017.
Now let’s get on with the really spooky stuff happening in Washington.