The shop was packed, but the service was still great. It was ask and have. I somehow had it in my head that I would have to search through lots of stuff for what I needed but it just wasn't so. I asked the first person I saw for masks, and they pointed me to a sales associate behind a glass casing FILLED with all sorts of different eye masks and mardi gras masks. I almost forgot I was there for a black eye mask and went for a feathered mardi gras mask. But alas, I reminded myself to stay on task. Once I selected my mask, I asked the associate where I could find a black cape, thinking that he would just shrug and tell me to search through a bin or something. He pointed to an associate across the room behind a counter. So I went to that man and asked him for a black cape. He turned around, grabbed one off the wall, and handed it to me. And that was it. Five minutes in a store that had exactly what I needed! Thanks Hollywood Toys and Costumes!
However, I still have to go to Mood during lunch today and pick up some felt or fabric paint or something to create my logo. Hollywood Toys and Costumes is not a fabric store, so don't go there thinking you'll find fabric paint or stuff to create crafts with.
So I decided to be a superhero because there is a whole superhero theme going on at LACMA right now. I am going to wear a black leotard and leggings, with black boots, my black cape with white glowing logo on it. The logo is a bicycle. I am "bike girl" or "cycle chic" but those names are already taken. So I need everyone to suggest names that have the word "bike", "cycle", "bicycle", etc. in it so when I show up to the Los Angeles Critical Mass Halloween ride tomorrow, I can tell people who I am. Please help!
And if you're not doing anything tomorrow night at 700pm, meet up on your bike with lights at the Wilshire/Western Metro station and join the ride. Come in costume; it's going to be loads of fun!