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The Queen of Hearts

I’m getting old folks. It’s been a good day to be Queen but I’m tired!! I’m still in costume, just hanging out giving candy to Trick or Treaters on mom and dad’s behalf. I’ve been invited to a party later but I’m exhausted so I don’t think I’ll go. I’ve had a full day and seeing I was out earlier walking around town in my costume, my shoes unfortunately gave me a blister.

I hit up the gym this morning, then changed into my costume while there. I wanted to stop by work (Island Community Mental Health Association) and visit with staff and clients but it didn’t make sense to go all the way home and then all the way back in that direction so I brought my costume with me. And okay, there is a very good looking personal trainer who works there on Tuesday mornings so maybe I had some other incentive to dressing up while there.

After visiting work I went back to the gym to get my gym clothes from the locker and then I walked home and hung out with Pretty (aka Saba).

I love this costume!! I had 6 cars in a row roll down their windows and yell nice things to me as I crossed over the Bay St. Bridge heading back to the gym from work. That was in a row, the number of people in general who did that or said nice things as I passed them on the street felt wonderful. I feel like a Disney Princess every time I wear this Queen of Hearts costume. Every single time, I have a blast wandering alone out in public.


PS. I did not make this costume. I bought it last year. I enjoy partaking in a lot of Alice in Wonderland themed things so I've gotten a fair amount of use out of it. It was quite expensive so I wear it any chance I can get, ie. Halloween. Plus, it's so much fun to wear!!

Photos: Amy Frank (October 31, 2023)

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