Tampa, Florida -- I stuffed cat ears and a tail into my bag and ran out the door. In the end, that's all my costume for the 1989 Tour consisted of. But once I got on the ground in Tampa, I realized I was severely underdressed.
You see, this is the 1989 Tour, where fans travel from all over -- I met someone from Brazil! -- just to see Taylor Swift. This isn't your casual party. It's a spectacle. People rig themselves with lights, sacrifice their money for cute costumes, and dye their hair weird colors.
And since the last U.S. stop on the 1989 Tour just so happened to fall on Halloween, all of the usual outfits were amplified by a million. Out of the three 1989 dates I've been to, Tampa was by far the best dressed. One moment I was looking at unicorn onesies and another moment I was looking at zombies dripping with blood.
As for Taylor herself, she took the stage as Olaf from "Frozen" just before Idina Menzel duetted "Let It Go" with her. Around the stadium, Taylor's mom Andrea dressed as Cruella de Vil while her dad went as Superman.
I'm still pondering about how well my Zombie Katy Perry costume would've went over, but I met so many cool Swifties on Saturday night. Check it out:
Hey, it's Halloween. Might as well go to the concert as pumpkins.
Kristen Fernandez and Wendy Trantham
Or ghosts! Boo!!
Melissa Jones, Sarah McDermott and Ward Hughey
Group unicorn costume FTW
Shae, Hailey, Brooke and Jen
This mom dressed as Taylor's Wonderstruck perfume and then told me to meet up with her daughter inside...
So I found her and her friends, who were also dressed as perfume bottles.
Julia Lane, Alexandra Watson and Alejandra Zavata
Remember when Taylor posted that TBT of her as a Teletubby? Turns out it's an awesome concert outfit.
Nicole Greco and Sam Cenicola
These ladies came from Brazil!! A 13-hour plane ride. Die-hards right here.
Mariana and Antonieta
Those 1989 leggings thoooooooo
Meerab Shahzad and Isabel Burden
There was lots of blood everywhere you looked.
You know what a good costume is? A tree from the Swift Family Christmas Tree Farm.
They perfectly recreated this viral Tumblr post IRL.
Melissa Perez and Janis
512 lights went into this costume. They counted.
Kailey Whritenour, Angela Arena and Joshua Williams
So much going on here, but I'd like to point out the "Blank Space" duo -- the girl with the apple and dude who gets tortured by her.
Marc, Terri Stevens, Emma Rome, Brad Rome and Chelsi Rome
Just a little glue and toilet paper -- she's OK!
Tara Mcalister and Autumn Demello
"They are the hunters. We are the foxes."
Nikki, Jessica and Carol
A major mother-daughter crafting sesh happened here.
Katie Lowe and Doreen Lowe
The place was overrun by zombies.
Carissa Johnston and Sarah Flaherty
These two put their hardhats on to prepare for some heart breaking.
Sarah and Kristina
These two military peeps stationed in Florida took a break to spend Halloween with Taylor.
Allyssa and Danny
Delaney Wright and Mackenzie Crowley
I found a classic flapper costume. Can't go wrong.
It's the "Shake It Off" video in real life!
Samantha, Rebecca, Ruth, Susan, Makayla, Kacie
If you don't know what this means, please don't ask.
Karrie Raymond and Keyanah Alexis
Uh, ladies? There are clouds on your legs.
Mikala and Rachel
Did you wear any Taylor Swift attire for Halloween? Share it in the comments!