Downtown In CostumeIt takes guts to prowl downtown wearing a hooded cape and an orange shirt that says "Witch in Training". It takes even more guts to add a broom decorated with a sign that says "Student Flyer".
But that's exactly what I did today.
And I stayed in character almost the whole time.
I had a reply and an explanation for everything. I was still a student flyer 'cause I can't seem to pass my flight test. But when I do, I'll get to ditch the hood and wear a real pointy witch's hat!
"Isn't that schooling expensive?" (Yes, someone actually asked me that!)
"Yeah...I'm on scholarship right now, but that may not last. I have got to past this stupid flight test!"
You get the idea. In Walgreen's (drugstore) a teenage boy actually went behind me and fixed my hood. His female companion scolded him for "messing with people" but I laughed, thanked the boy, and told them that I did need to stay in uniform.
Pretty much everyone in Walgreen's liked the costume; one employee laughed and said I won for the day! (Didn't ask what I won; the reaction was more than enough!)
Granted, I got a few dirty looks. This is the Bible Belt, after all. But I don't care. I had too much fun!