Kim Kardashian Survived October’s Most Dangerous Social Trap
Showing up to a regular party while in full head-to-toe costume? It’s an absolute nightmare, one that has me sitting up straight in bed with ice shivering down my spine in the middle of the night the minute the clock strikes mid-October. It could happen to any of us, this horrible thing. Any one of us could assume that the party is a costume party when it’s absolutely not a costume party. Disaster. Quelle horreur.
Like Elle Woods at Vivian Kensington’s regular party in a Playboy Bunny suit, or writer Katie Dippold dressed as the Babadook at the “grown-ups drinking wine” hang, Kim Kardashian attended Tracee Ellis Ross’s 50th birthday dinner in full X-Men prosthetics. She understood an assignment, I suppose. Just not the assignment.
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Kardashian posted the faux pas herself and wrote, “That time I showed up to a birthday dinner in full costume when it wasn’t a costume party!”
The reality star is a Halloween person. She seems to really relish the chance to become somebody else for a night, to assemble a team annually that can outdo not only her previous costumes, but also the rest of her large family, all of whom seem to be Halloween people. And this year, at this non-costume-party dinner celebrating Ross, a national treasure, Kardashian showed up in the most costume-y costume a person could costume. One could probably argue that not even Jennifer Lawrence, who played Mystique in X-Men, wore that many prosthetics.
Of course anyone with a Halloween birthday understands that if you have a party on Halloween weekend, there’s a chance that your pals will come through dressed for the other occasion. Ross, whose birthday is officially October 29, must understand this; maybe she even welcomes it! She’s the type of person who can have her birthday cake and eat a Halloween cake too. It’s a safe space for Kardashian to show up on the way to her next event, a very scary Halloween event where Sean “Diddy” Combs dressed up as The Joker.
Maybe Kardashian and Ross actually have done us all a favor. Like some kind of parasocial exposure therapy, they’ve rendered the idea you could show up at a party as the only one in costume not so scary after all. Maybe it’s also a good reminder to shoot over a text if you’re invited to a function between October 25 and November 1. “Hey, is this a costume thing?” is all it takes.