We had been in the city for a little over a year, making this our 2nd Halloween there. We hadn't dressed up the year before, and James, loving a scene, insisted that this was our year. He was right, this was the most successful Halloween costume I've ever worn.
James was just a year into his program at NYU, and I was working for a publishing company. New York was still new enough to be endlessly fun, but familiar enough not to be totally overwhelming.
Also, we are both wearing mustaches.