Presenting my costume for this past Halloween...
Yup, my substitute costume turned out to be a Goth fairy -- something I have always wanted to try and hadn't gotten around to doing 'til this year. It's the stockings, ya know; not the wings that are the big attraction. That and it goes so nicely with my pink-streaked hair.... I had the wings from another occasion, and used the same glittery skirt from last year, although trimmed it a bit shorter and tattered it more; got some new stockings to match my nice arm warmers, touched up the pink in my hair, threw on a black babydoll t-shirt from my closet, slipped on my lovely Weitzman boots (I briefly thought about wearing hiking boots, but I liked the pointy toes of my Weitzman's better) and had some fun with the make-up before heading off to work.
Sadly, no -- the reality didn't quite match my imaginary vision of myself (the above sketch), but I still had fun. :) Wait 'til you see it all in color...it boggles the mind. Ha.