Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween, everyone!

You may recall I mentioned that last weekend when Mike & Clark and Bugs & Roger visited us we went to a Halloween costume party at our neighbor's house. The guys and Spouse weren't too thrilled about the idea when I first brought it up, but fortunately they were all 'good sports' and played along.

Just before we were about to walk the 2 blocks to our neighbor's house, it began to pour down raining! We decided to take a few pictures while we waited for the monsoon to pass. Here's me and Spouse as Barney Rubble and Fred Flintstone. (All photos on this page may be clicked to enlarge.)
The Barney and Fred costume idea was Spouse's. I could have thought of at least 100 other (read: better) costume ideas, but acquiesced since I knew Spouse would be more apt to actually participate if he were happy and comfortable in his costume. We used fleece throws from Wal-Mart, sewn with the help of Bugs, and I used iron-on patches for the spots on Fred's tunic.

At the party people only seemed to 'get' my costume if I was standing with Spouse. Alone my costume appeared ambiguous, and I was asked if I was a monk (?) and John the Baptist. So I did my best to stand and sit near Spouse.

Mike & Clark and Bugs & Roger are pictured below. It took me a minute to 'get' their costume. How about you?
If you said "They're Black-eyed Peas!" then you'd be right. Bugs sewed the Ps onto their sweatshirts, and they used theatre make-up to give themselves black eyes. Clever!

Tonight Spouse & I are driving back to DC for the weekend. Our 1st stop is at our friends Justine & Liz's house in Silver Spring, MD. A few weeks ago they slipped up to MA and got married, and tonight they are having a Halloween costume party/wedding reception at their house. The theme is "couples", due to their recent wedding. So Fred & Barney will be reappearing there tonight.

On Sat and Sun we'll be meeting up with some friends and family. We decided to board Jordan since we'll be running around the entire weekend. We like to think of it as Jordan having a "spa weekend", complete with a bath, nail trim, and massage. Nothing but the best for our pooch.

Here's a photo of my Halloween 2006 costume, sandwiched between Richard Simmons and the Bride of Frankenstein.
The scary part of it is that I put together the Boy George costume completely from clothing Spouse & I already owned! The only thing I bought was the wig and the stick-on numbers. I won 1st runner up in a costume contest at Freddie's Beach Bar.

Back in 1996 I talked 5 of my female co-workers into dressing up with me as The Village People. I'm the Cowboy on the right. The other 5 are females! Check out the Leatherman with the huge mustache.
In this photo we're lip-syncing the song "Y.M.C.A." and doing simple choreography in the breakroom at work. I'm not sure I've ever laughed as hard or as long as I did that day. Good times!

In 1994 I dressed as a patient in a hospital bed.
I'm actually standing up in this picture. The 'bed' is made of cardboard, with a whole in the middle in which I'm standing. I have rope suspenders over my shoulders, holding the 'bed' up. The 'legs' are panty hose stuffed with plastic bags. I won 1st place in a costume contest with this.

I hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween. Don't forget to take pictures and post them on your blogs!

Crush du Jour: Ted Colunga


Mistress Maddie said...

You guys looked great! A couple of years ago my friend Brian and I did Wilma and Betty! All these pictures are all very creative,and I thought the Crush du Jour was a costume also. Our party is tommorrow night.I'll post some pictures.I only hope my damn camera works. Troubles. You two have a good one.


Christopher said...

You guys look great as Barney & Fred...Love it!

Anonymous said...

Hey girl hey! There you are!

You two look like you're ready to have fun!

Anonymous said...

Hey girl hey! There you are!

You two look like you're ready to have fun!

David Dust said...

You two are SO adorable - costumes or not!

Happy Halloweenie!!


Java said...

I like the Fred and Barney, though I can see how Barney without Fred would be an ambiguous costume.

tornwordo said...

I was gonna say what java said. No way I would have gotten barney without the fred.

Rick said...

Man you really get into Halloween. I like your "Ted Colunga" costume best. You look so damn hot!

RAD said...
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RAD said...

You guys look cute cute cute..Yabba Dabba Doo! Hope your Halloween weekend is going well...xo e

Jeff said...

Hey bud! Great to finally see you and spouse! Costumes and all! You both look great! We don't "do" Halloween at all, aside from handing out candy at the front door, and this year we had just the two grandkids of the neighbours ring the bell.

HUNGarian Ted is super hot!

Have a great weekend!

tankmontreal said...

super costumes...u guys looked great