Bella! Bellllllaaaaa!!! Come with me if you want to
live go to Seaside Heights.
Anyway, and MUCH more importantly - there was something else included in the 10/1 offerings: "The Dress." You know the one - the one that Bella wears to her birthday party at the Cullens in New Moon?? THAT one. And I want it. Badly. It's a beautiful green party dress with black velvet? flocked? floral details, totally cute and quite possibly suitable for someone over the age of fourteen to wear! I mean, I KNOW--it's SO convenient for me that Hot Topic has finally seen the light and expanded their target demographic, right?! It's about time they started carrying stuff for the non-tween set, right? Right???
It would appear that there may be more than one version of the dress -
Show again here on the outer pics... But the inner pic - the dress that Bella is actually shown wearing - is a little different, no? Here's another pic -
Ok, I am not trying to ignite a "The Volvo is WHAT color?!"-level brouhaha here, but they're not quite the same dress. I kind of like the one Bella is not shown wearing, but I'll take either! My hair is red at the moment and I think I'll look pretty spiffy in this little number, if I don't say so myself! And I won't be wearing Vans/sneakers with it, either. I'm thinking a little something like this instead...
Mmm...Christian Louboutin... Grown-ups wear fuck-me pumps with party dresses!
I know that I am getting my hopes up too high for this dress... I am going to go barreling over to Hot Topic on Thursday morning (I see "lunchtime" occurring at about 10:15 that day) only to find that they are cheap and Halloween-costume-y looking, and also only come in odd-numbered sized (an irrefutable sign that you are shopping in the wrong store or the wrong section of the store if you are out of high school). I might even need to take Jenny Jerkface with me, because I foresee there being the possibility of my getting hopelessly stuck in said cute green dress in the merciless fitting room at Hot Topic, and I might need her to help wrestle me out of that thing (she's been there - she knows a thing or two about dresses that get a strangle-hold on you and try to asphyxiate your dignity).
In an effort to maybe avoid the humbling experience that is the HT dressing room with the overhead fluorescent lighting, I may order this online. If I'm going to take my chances, I might actually order it from the custom costume store I found - it's cheaper ($79 as opposed to $98) and is made from silk (no clue what the fabric content will be on the HT dress but I am guessing something highly flammable and at best silky-esque. Um, like polyester...). They have a bunch of other made-to-order Twilight and New Moon knock-off garments, there, too! Sized from XS to XXXL - you know that HT will have maybe one XL for the person who dares to weigh more than 125 lbs (on a fat day). The custom costume store? Order the dress from them, and they have a box where you select your gender - they want to know if the person they are making the dress for is male or female (it says "VERY IMPORTANT!" next to this box, by the way). Looks a liiiittle..."off" though... Somehow this fabric is more "drapes" than "dress," among other issues -
But one way or another, it will be mine. And you know what? I don't care that it's a dress meant for people half my age. Give or take a few years. I don't care that anyone who knows enough to recognize it will probably be pointing a bony tweeny finger at me and snickering from behind their parent's back. I want it! And because my birthday is in October and I am a big fan of pulling the "It's my birthday month!!!" card as often as semi-allowable, it will be mine. One way or another. Oh yes...