doodledinmypants said: Nosferatu, Mothra, Werewolf! :D
Ooh, good ones! :3
Nosferatu: oh gosh I was *terrified* of the skeletons I KNEW were hiding in the basement when I was a wee gerblet. Not just any skeletons, though; regular ones never bothered me. But THESE skeletons still had *eyes.* Which, by my little-kid logic, made all the difference.
Mothra: I. *LOVE.* having bruises. Or scratches. Hickeys. Healing skin doing interesting things, et cetera. I try to keep a few on me whenever I can, ‘cause they’re fascinating to me! Not even in a sexual way, really— they’re like little nebulas that change from day to day, and I can carry them around and look at them wherever I please. Sort of like an interest in bonsai, or zen gardens, only meatier.
The downsides to this interest being, of course, I don’t want to upset folks by having them anywhere visible, and if I don’t have someone make them *for* me, my pain tolerance is high enough that there’s too good a chance I’ll do serious damage to myself without realizing it. My partner shrugs at this quirk of mine, and is fine with adding the occasional organic accessory, so long as I’m not going the do-it-yourself route.
Side note: this is *absolutely* why Bill Cipher / Bipper appeals to me so much— he seems to share the sense of abstract entertainment in pain and how bodies react to things. [raises a hand] But I solemnly swear not to get carried away and worry others by doing any actual harm to myself while in my Bipper cosplay. If there’s one thing I pride myself on, it’s how I manage to keep fantasy and reality on their own sides of the fence nowadays. Time and a place for everything, and public ain’t generally it. [nod nod]
Werewolf: oh you KNOW I’d turn into a chinchilla if I could. Not just for the delight every time I’d pet my own fur, but I would totally model all kinds of teeny costumes and become an Internet sensation! My line of calendars and stuffed toys would mean I’d never have to work again, and I’d never release my secret on how I get ‘my pet chinchilla’ to pose so patiently. :3
To the lovely person who wasn’t sure whether your partner would want me to know: your secret’s safe with me, and I’m thrilled you’ve found something new to have fun with! :D
You’ve got good timing if you feel like experimenting. Halloween costume shops are all over the place this month, and if you’re looking for cheap ears and a tail, I’m sure they could help you out.
Might I suggest someplace local, Twin Cities Magic & Costume, if you want something more durable? There’s a PetCo not a block down the street from it, and they never ask who the chew toys or food bowls are for. :3
As for myself, I can’t complain! Counting the days ‘till I get to dress up as Bipper from Gravity Falls, so of course I’ve been fidgeting with the last couple costume details. You can bet there’ll be photos after this Saturday!
Reminder to everyone that it’s cooling down and winter is on it’s way, which means people with seasonal depression / SAD associated with cold and winter are going to start showing symptoms. Remember to support your friends instead of shrugging it off as something that “happens every year”
I got your back, fellow SADdies.
ghost: what would you like on your tombstone?
dracula: are you afraid of aging? or death?
nosferatu: what, as a child, did you imagine went bump in the night?
creature from the black lagoon: what's your favorite place to go for a break? (eg vacation spot or comforting place, book, etc)
godzilla: what do you do when you are angry? are you ever destructive?
frankenstein's monster: when you fall apart, what pulls you back together?
the blob: do you collect anything? if so, what & why?
zombie: when was the last time you trusted your gut? was it successful?
mothra: what is something dangerous that attracts or fascinates you?
king kong: what are some questionable choices you've made lately?
alien: what is your strangest feature?
50 ft woman: what is your most prominent strength?
witch: if you could magically change anything about yourself right now, what would it be and why?
cthulhu: do you like the ocean? why or why not?
nessie: have you ever felt invisible to people -- the feeling of not existing?
mutant spider: what is one of your biggest fears?
werewolf: if you could change into any nonhuman animal and back at will, what animal would you change into and why?
freddy kreuger: what is one of your worst nightmares?
jason voorhees: do you feel you are laughed at often? do you laugh at other people? if so, in what situations?
golem: if you could make up an imaginary friend, what would they be like and why?
leprechaun: what is your "pot of gold" (or white whale, if you'd rather)
sharktopus: what is something you've done that was ridiculous or a bad decision?
mummy: would you like to ever have children? why or why not?
robot: what is a habit you do without thinking?