For years now I've been saying that I'd dress up as Baby Jane if I ever managed to score a life on Halloween. I've been planning this costume out for a while now, but now that I have the chance to bring it to life I think I'm changing my mind. Instead, I think I may be Mommie Dearest. What do you think?
Mommie Dearest is more recognizable and I may even be able to find a willing participant to play the role of Christina. Sandy joked around that we should dress Ben up as Christopher and strap him to the wine table in back while he's carding people (Ben has become our resident ID checker when wine is served at TNO now that the students are back in town). Still, though, Baby Jane holds a special place in my heart, mostly because Bette Davis scared the living shit out of me as a kid the first hundred or so times I watched that movie. I don't think many people would know who I am, though. As it is, most people I talk with have never even heard of the movie much less seen it.
So, what's your choice? Both costumes are easily done with little money and effort. It's all a matter of who you prefer.