My wife and I were going to a Halloween party this last weekend. She hadn’t mentioned anything about going in costume, so I wasn’t sure if she was going to make me wear one. I finally asked about it and found that of course I was expected to wear a costume.
I then had to find one.
I considered what I had sitting around. I have a conservative style charcoal suit (older button style complete with vest) that I tend to wear to pinup events (I have friends who are pinup photographers and models). I also have a grey fedora that I got for such events. Put together, it passes for 50s reasonably well.
But, there was also a secret part. I wore a pocket watch in the watch pocket of the vest. It was my KGB pocket watch. Totally changes the costume, makes it much more interesting in my view. Of course, I only told 3 of the people at the party. I left it a secret for the vast majority of the other partygoers.
It just didn’t seem right to go around telling people.