And for those of you still in search of a great costume idea . . . may I suggest recruiting 3 of your coolest film nerd friends, and going as the cast of Rosemary's Baby (and if there's a stray guy around, put some '60s shades on him, and he can be Polanski)! Dressing in Rosemary's baby-doll-waif look (with a short Vidal pixie wig) would be au courant, but the most fun would be had dressing up as the infamous Castevet's, in all their psychedelic-Satanic-grandparent glory. If you'll be dressing as Rosemary's sleazebag actor husband, Guy Woodhouse (played wonderfully by John Cassavetes), you could wear a turtleneck under a tweed blazer, and cover your face in "stage make-up" (holding a script would be a nice touch too). I've taken screen-shots of the film below, so you can achieve detailed perfection, if you should chose to emulate this awesome crew (and if you do, please send pics!):
And if you're as obsessed as I am, and have not yet seen the adorable 1968 featurette Mia & Roman, watch it here. I've captured some of my favorite moments from it below:
(Above, by Row): Mia and her beloved cat Malcolm who she took everywhere with her in a leopard case, Mia and her inimitable poppet style, Mia and Roman adorning her trailer with flower-power motifs, Mia and the "chart" where she would rate cast and crew members daily on their behavior (colored stars if they were nice to her, black circles if they were mean), Alain Delon? and Jean Shrimpton visiting the set of Rosemary's Baby.
Oh, and Happy Obamaween!
(Taken by me at a farmer's market in Mt. Tremper, NY)