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Saturday, October 8, 2011

You realize how fat you still really are when...

you go shopping for a Halloween costume. I am still to "fat" to buy a costume from a store. (the plus sizes only go up to 22/24 and although I am in a size 20 in regular clothes, I am convinced the costume "plus sizes" are more like 14's. :) A let down for sure. I was really hoping that this year I didn't have to dress in all black and throw a witch hat on and call it a costume, but it looks like I do have another year of that. :( I am trying not to focus on this, but I admit it stings.

16 comments:

The Lovely One said...

I don't know if this will help much, but the Halloween after I had Bug, I bought a costume from the men's line. I was a 20 at the time, maybe a 22, and the grim reaper costume I bought was plenty big enough. You could do something like that, and then also be happy to know that FOR SURE you'll be able to buy a women's costume next year!

Christine said...

it's your boobs hon. They chest section is made for A's...everything else will fit and the underarm area will be utterly ridiculous. Take heart.

T.L. said...

Take that new body and put it all in a color! You can be a purple witch or a red devil, etc...

Next year, a costume from a store. But this year - celebrate how much different you are from last year!

(I totally agree with you about the costumes - no way the ones marked 22/24 are actually that size.)

You look great!

Sarah from Onmyweightohappiness said...

Have you tried other costume shops? There has to be something out there or how about you make something out of something to make your costume? Don't let that defeat you hun, you have come a long way!

Sarah said...

I was in that same boat last year. I was still too big for the store costumes. This year I can definitely wear a regular costume, but I'm not going to any halloween parties because of prior obligations!

Sarah
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Heather's House said...

That's OK ... you'll make a beautiful witch this year....

Kim said...

You are so right about the sizing on the costumes! Though sometimes I think the same thing of clothes at Lane Bryant! One time hubby and I went to Goodwill and we ended up being "Tourists" with geeky clothes, I had some big sunglasses on, fanny packs, and he looked like a total dork with dark socks on and sandals. Anyway, it worked out well. Your weight loss is very inspiring!

Lori said...

Put on a yellow dress with an orange had and white tights and call yourself candy corn. LOL!!
Lori

Amanda said...

Those costumes use as little fabric as possible, and I think your assessment of their sizing is spot-on. Next year!!

aec5940 said...

Sorry to hear this, but you are right about the sizes. That said, so many of the costumes are so incredibly skanky that I couldn't imagine wearing them, even at my thinnest!

So my advice - change it up this year - can you wear a white shirt and skirt and an angel halo? Or black pants and a leopard shirt with leopard or cat ears and tail? My point is, I know you can turn this "sting" around and be creative and come up with a new costume idea. Even though you say you are still "fat," you have way more options than you did last year!!

Congrats and Happy Halloween!

Lisa said...

Thanks for all the ideas and great comments all. :) I am thinking of embracing my LAST fat Halloween and wear a orange shirt, black pants and put some green ribbion in my hair and go as a pumpkin! lol

Sheila said...

I agree about the chest size. Seems all "costumes" run small regular and plus size. I can finally fit into a regular costume and have no parties to attend...lol!

Diane, Fit to the Finish said...

The costumes are truly made for teens - I really believe that! Straight up and down for the most part. Don't let that get you down - you will rock whatever you decide to wear!

pinkgigi said...

I had a costume birthday party and my friend who is an Aus size 12 (I think that is a US size 8), had trouble getting a big enough costume, so it is ridiculous. I made my own and had so much fun doing it. Lots of people came to my party as puss-in-boots, easy to do and very cute.
Love Julie

Dea said...

Go get a gorgeous red dress and some devil ears! Rock a bright color in a well-made dress - you can use the dress again at Christmas! (although you may need to take it in by then).

mybizzykitchen.com said...

Sizes are so crazy - I have three pair of kakhi (sp?) pants right now, all fit the same, one is an 8, one is a 10 and one is a 14.

Of course, I like to tell myself I am a size 8! :D