365 DAYS OF COSTUMES
Considering most people only dress up for Halloween, is it even possible to wear a costume a day for a year? One local costumer believes it is.
Cherry Lee, Owner of Cherry’s Costumes Galore in San Antonio, Texas is asked regularly by her clients, “How many costumes do you think you have?”
“In a word? Thousands.”
When asked, her assistant told us, “You can make hybrids from two diff erent characters and get a third. I enjoy costume mash-ups.”
Some of her favorite mash-ups are Popeye the Sailor Moon, Captain America Crunch, & Optimus Mime. Disney and Breaking Bad fans are sure to enjoy Cherry’s take on Snow Walter White with Snow wearing a fedora and carrying a bag of blue rock candy instead of a poisonous apple. The one that took the cake was a play on words of the Star Wars Sith Lord and former Supreme Court Justice creating Darth Bader Ginsberg.
Mrs. Cherry has taken to Instagram and has released a picture of her wearing a costume a day since the beginning of 2022. She’s already a month in. That means 30+ costumes so far. Many of them are cute, all of them very clever and endearing.
Tributes to John Belushi’s Saturday Night Live Killer Bee’s and Betty White. Jailhouse Rock Elvis, the Statue of Liberty, Presidents and First Ladies, Pirates and Hippies, Cartoon characters and I can’t tell you how excited I am to see what else she can come up with.
I gotta say, I laughed out loud when I saw “Retired Old Lady in a Tracksuit Walking for Aerobics at the Mall.”