Sunday, October 30, 2005

Halloween Costumes 2005

Last night we went to our annual Halloween haunt at our friends' house. Tuan and Cristina did a great job, as always, decorating and feeding the gang. Also as per usual, BT and I did not take any pics, so had to take some post-party staged pics:

My costume, Martha Stewart during her incarceration:


Simple costume, just the orange jumpsuit, a wig, some pearl earrings (no reason to look unkempt in the Big House), and cake with a file in it. It got a few chuckles, once I told people who I was.

BT, on the other hand, was a little disappointed with his costume. After last year's winner:

(I pity the fool!)

he had a really hard time coming up with another great idea. So, he went the cute/clever route - Charlie Brown (signature shirt, a Sharpie squiggle on his forehead) but also dressed in the hole-y ghost costume Charlie Brown wore in It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (you know, CB walks up dressed in a sheet full of holes, and says that he had trouble with the scissors?) We thought it was genius, having two costumes in one. Here are a couple of pics:

(as the ghost, he is holding his treat sack, which holds the rocks that CB got from "tricks or treats")

Unfortunately, the rest of our friends did not watch The Great Pumpkin religiously every Halloween as BT's and my family did while growing up*. So, the cleverness of this costume was wasted. And it took so long to cut all of those holes and back them with black felt! BT was very sad that he did not win the costume contest, but I know he is already scheming for next year.

If you haven't see The Great Pumpkin, or haven't seen it in awhile, please watch it this year with your kids. Protect our heritage!

* BT and I discovered another shared childhood experience related to Halloween. Some of the background music playing at the party was from an old Disney soundtrack of various Halloween sounds and stories. BT and I were thrilled to hear it, and recalled listening to it on Halloweens past from a record. Of course, everyone else seemed clueless. It's the little things that let you know you married the right guy...

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