Now that I have (1) grown my hair out past my shoulders and (2) decided to live with my natural curl (at least until pool season ends), I have a number of intriguing Halloween costume options at my disposal:
1. Jessie from "Saved By the Bell". I think I had this exact headband in high school. Only problem is, Jessie really bugged the crud out of me . . . and then she went on to be a stripper in Vegas. So, all things considered, I'd prefer to straighten my hair and go as Kelly Kapowski:
80sTees actually sells this Kelly Kapowski sweatshirt, complete with the Flashdance crop job. Parnell would need to wear an appropriate Zach Morris shirt:
2. Felicity. I never actually watched this show, but I was aware of it, and of Keri Russell's hair. And now I look at Keri Russell's hair in the mirror every morning. It would be a very easy costume to put together: style my hair as usual, put on a tank top and some jeans, and alternate between looking angsty and looking wistful.
3. Jeannie Bueller. Again, the hair would pretty much take care of itself. I would need a pink cardigan, some pieces of flair, a messenger bag, some funky shoes . . . oh, and a Charlie Sheen. Guess that would be Parnell. Or he could be Ferris - but wouldn't that be kind of icky, given that they were siblings and all? Ooh, he could be Cameron Frye. I had an odd crush on Cameron when the movie came out (summer before my last year of high school?). He seemed tortured, and I liked tortured. That would be an easy costume, too: a hockey jersey, and BOOM. But if I were Parnell, I would opt for Charlie. I'm guessing that more than a few folks will go the Charlie route for Halloween, but this would be a subtle Charlie reference. And subtlety at Halloween wins points in my book.