Day 6 of my “31 Days of Halloween” costume challenge and I dressed up as the epitome of TEEN ANGST.
Angst (noun) : a feeling of deep anxiety or dread, typically an unfocused one about the human condition or the state of the world in general (Spanks a bunch, google.com!)
Okay, so teenage anger has a million different appearances, but hey, I just picked one that is easily read as “Hey. I’m angsty. Deal with it.”
Every time I saw myself in a mirror today I was like “Hello, high school!” (This outfit is plucked right out of my very own teen angst years. Throwback Thursday…..on a Saturday.)
I happen to be working at a very conservative Christian college who happens to be in the middle of Homecoming weekend and whose colors happen to be red & white and I just happened to bike through the crazy school-spirited football crowd on their way to the Homecoming football game. Since I was wearing a red & white cheerleader skirt with super goth-ish makeup & fishnets, they seemed to be very displeased by my presence. Accidental school spirit? Accidental anti-school spirit?
I dunno…..get outta my way, man, I’m trying to bike here! (uh oh. My teen angst outfit seems to have some method acting consequences.)