10/23/2014 Yandy costumes is the place I found on google as I was looking for a sexy wolf costume. So I talked to the customer service rep., she helped me with sizing, although expensive but it looks cool. Shipping caused delays in getting the package. I tried it on as soon as it came and it’s TOO BIG!! I was pissed! Long story short: manager refunded my $207 back and I’ll never order from them again due to the managers nasty attitude/the customer service rep. He was confused on even finding what I was talking about.
My boyfriend, his nephew, and I set out the entire early afternoon to find my costume before the 30th and get a costume for his nephew as well. We went all over Annapolis, MD by the mall to find what I was looking for. We found a ninja costume for the little man and my boyfriend picked a sexy penguin costume for me. 🙂 🙂 This is a 1st since I normally go for scary costumes but hey I can work with this 🙂 All I need are fishnet panty hose & I’ll handle my makeup to make me look like a doll. OMG y’all don’t know how relieved I am to have found a costume and not have to worry about all the mechanics. Since I have to go to work on the 31st no drinking for me and I can’t stay late.
— YES I NEED MY SLEEP —
Wow the day is here…it’s Freight Fest. and this is my 1st time going!! OMG I’m wondering what it’s gonna be like, food, people, and overall ready to have fun tonight I’ll be there around 6:45pm!! Once again I’m a spontaneous person so I tell my boyfriend it’s photshoot time. We take pics around are area so I can show off my costume. I prepare to get ready and Lush Magnaminty is going to help me 🙂 Makeup theme is a grown & sexy doll look. Focusing on my bright magenta pink lips, making sure my hair is smoothed to perfection, and eyebrows are on point. I use the Naked Pallet for eye shadow, Smash Box/Tarte BB Creams-bronzer, define a brow by Maybelline -medium brown, Exuviance matte perfection, and my assorted lip colors Revlon-matte balm colorburst, SmashBox long wear lipstick, and Maybeline Elixer lip gloss. Well got Damn that sounds like a lot but it’s not 🙂
–OH WHERE ARE MY MANNERS —
Allow me to introduce Xpose fitness 5th annual freight festival. This is a showcase where all of the xpose fitness instructors perform a choreographed routine for us to enjoy 🙂 The festivities is held in downtown, Baltimore, MD at Luckie’s Tavern inside the Power Plant Live.
Baltimore’s BIGGEST Halloween Party/Charity Event:
- Proceeds benefit Breast Cancer Research
- $500 Cash-prize costume contest
- Doors open at 6 pm for:
- Happy Hour specials
- Red Carpet photos
You can either come in your costume, change into your costume their, or not wear a costume at all. Grab an Uber/Cab or drive yourself like I did. I Left my house around 6:20, parked in the parking garage, and walk down to the Power Plant. I’m not going to even go into detail about all the male characters I encountered on my way to/from Luckie’s; which was only a good 5min walk.
-A LOT CAN HAPPEN IN 5 annoying minutes —
On a more less irritating note.. I’ll just say “Cat Calls” annoy me! Like I’m flattered but on the flip side it’s a major TURN OFF! I took a picture of the front of Luckie’s and it was crowded!! I loved seeing all of the different costumes, people, but I was hungry. I just came from work, no dinner, and kinda tired. Sat at the outside bar, ordered nachos & a coke. Nothing special just regular nachos w/all the fixings. After I ate, I hit the red carpet area, where there was a professional photographer, and did 2 poses.
The background was nice all decorated in cob webs, spiders, a mummy, and I proceeded to go inside the main facility. Mind you this is my first time here so I looked all around and noticed very limited seating. This really made me think: ok, legs are going to be aching from standing for a long period of time but I had to put my mind on override to FUN MODE. Inside there 3 more bars on each side, small stage, couple tables, and back area for staff.
I went back outside to mingle and sit under the heat lamps. I took a couple pictures but w/this iPhone 5 I have to conserve battery. This battery really sucks and I wanted to make sure I get video of my 2 favorite instructors but overall of the entire showcase. Looking at the time 7:50 we heard the announcer come on the PA system announcing it’s almost show time. So I proceed along w/the others into the main area and stand on the top part where the 2nd bars located. The owner of Xpose was a hilarious host, another host introduced all of the acts, pole cleaners came after each act to set up the stage/clean the pole..
–GET YALL MIND OUT OF THE GUTTER — wink 🙂
There was a $500 costume contest which was fun and exciting to see all of the creative ideas. Happy I went w/my boyfriend’s choice of the Sexy Penguin 🙂 There were so many others in the choices I was going to pick… I LOVE 2 STAND OUT 🙂 🙂 My legs & feet started aching and then fatigue started setting in. Haha you know your tired when you start zoning out, continuously checking time, and become irritated at people clapping.
–OVERRIDE MODE – FUN MODE HYPER DRIVE — ON!!!!
The winner of the costume commotion and raffle was announced. The Raffle winner won 1yr worth of Xpose fitness classes & a removable pole. Each act had something special and I videoed as much as I could. The show ended around 9:40 and we all were preparing to clear out. I said good bye to my buddies, some went to other bars in the same location, and others went home. Thursday night, I have to work tomorrow (Friday 31st Halloween), so I took my butt right on walking back to my car.
— CAT CALLS AGAIN —
So back in my car I wait till my GPS turns on and recall the excitement I just had. Only 2 bad things I would suggest changing:
- Xpose should have these events on a Friday
- Luckie’s should have a lot more seats (but it is a bar so I do understand)
I finally got home, my legs felt like I did a 2hr cardio workout and my feet was aching. The shower helped ease a bit of my sore legs/feet but I just need sleep.
I can’t even tell you how many times I pressed snooze Friday once my 5:00am alarm went off. I got up at 5:40am rushed to get ready to be at work by 7:00. I made it to work, grabbed coffee, and laughed at the pictures I took & others posted online. Had fun, enjoyed myself, but if I do go again I’ll have to try to get off the next day…going to work like this isn’t fun at all. Poor Brain hurts 🙁
This entire adventure/post is to showcase the instructors and how much dedication they have in their craft. I’ve only been to Xpose Arundel Mills so we’ve all become family, I’m pretty sure the other Xpose’s are as well, but I love taking classes with these ladies. I need to stop procrastinating an get back to pole class 🙂 but I do love my floor chair. So happy to be able to finally catch all the action, see the art, fun, workmanship into doing this for so many years, this is really a lovely fitness sport to get into, and I thank you all for having me.
Enjoy the Video & Good Night 🙂
Have a happy Halloween but if you don’t celebrate this then have a lovely weekend & be safe 🙂