I can’t believe I forgot my box of Purim costumes when I traveled from my home town back to Maine! Now that post-Halloween clearance sales are a thing of the past, the costumes from Walmart are long gone, and the closest Party City is about 1 1/2 hours away. Although there are thrift shops about an hour away, there’s rarely anything crazy enough to use as a costume: the standard Maine mode of dress is jeans, turtlenecks and flannel shirts and that’s about as exciting as it gets, used or new.
I suppose I could have tried eBay but with Purim only a week away, I procrastinated too long. I just got an email from a discount store about 35 minutes away with the following promotion: