How To Be a Tacky Tourist

First step: hit up your local Goodwill or Salvation Army and hunt for the most ridiculous pattern-filled wardrobe you can imagine.

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Remember: It’s all in the details folks!

What I was rockin’:

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A ridiculous hat, ridiculous make-up that these pictures really don’t do justice. Hot pink lips and bright green eyeshadow? No thank you! Oh, and the rockin’ earrings from the 80’s.

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Tacky scarf, shell necklace, and chums with sunglasses and apparently a triple chin.

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Mis-buttoned print shirt and patterned capris.

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Sandals closely resembling octopi?

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An AARP bag with sun block and bug spray.

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And a tacky bag that expands for all the shopping I’m about to do. The more patterns the better!

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And a travel companion, obvs.

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We can’t forget the maps!

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Or the polaroid….

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More patterns ensue… and a rockin’ fanny pack!

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He’s got his chums and sunglasses and shell necklace too!

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And a Washingtonian won’t get anywhere without socks and sandals!

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And we can’t forget about the hat!

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And yes, we carried the luggage around as well!

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At the party, we actually ran into another tourist!

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What do you guys think? I think we did it better. Tackier. We talked about doing the sunscreen nose thing and thought it would be a bit much.

We had a great time checking out all the other guests at the party!

In attendance:

Olive Oyl + Popeye (the hosts!)
Alice Cooper
Redneck Santa
A trannie?
A few pirates
A gold digger (lol)
Dilbert
Dr. Evil
A doctor and his nurses
A Greek Goddess
A couple of witches

A bumble bee

And a bunch more!

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The food spread was decent – and I totally mobbed on it all.

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And washed it down with some Pumpkin Ale.

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But not too much because I took notes from this guy:

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Things might have gotten a little crazy.

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And there was definitely some musical hats going on!

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Redneck Santa got a little confused by what holiday it was…

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It made for a good laugh!

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Yes, he gave the trannie a sausage. L. O. L.

We had a really good time and we’re happy we went! Driving home at midnight in the pouring rain was not fun however. But today is looking gorgeous so hopefully the trick-or-treaters tonight will stay dry!

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2 Responses

  1. Love the costumes!

    There was a Slash at the party I went to too.

  2. OMG I think those were MY earrings from the 80s and I was wondering where my AARP bag went off to? You two were absolutely the best! Glad you said yes.

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