I’ve decided to go as famous Gregs for Halloween from now on. My first choice was Greg Louganis (cheap costume), but I first need to work out a bit and lose 20 years to be able to pull it off. So, I’m going with Pope Gregory XIII as a fallback this year.
Here he is in Wikipedia. The white robe, red mozzetta (*), and Santa beard I can manage, but the red (velvet?) hat is giving me trouble. Most pope costumes come with a mitre, and I don’t even know what to call this hat. It must have been common at one time, because all the popes of the era are pictured wearing one.
I figure I’ll also carry around a Gregorian calendar, wear a name tag saying (ha ha) PG XIII, and then maybe persecute any Huguenots I can find. What else can I do? And where can I get one of those hats, or at least find out what it is called?
(*) I had to look that up, and for sure I’ll be calling it mozzarella by Halloween.