Monday, October 20, 2008

Costume Ready?

Maybe this will give you some ideas. Guess I'm sitting this Halloween out, though we saw some wonderfully weird and large shaped pumpkins in Montrose. They cost $7. In L.A. they would have been $25. The Halloween mechanicals at Target were pathetic this year, didn't even merit a picture.

Long ago Jon and I gave some nutty Halloween parties. I made a lot of decorations for them, including a day glo painting of Elvis that said, "This is the party Elvis would have gone to, if Elvis could still go to parties." That's the party where I put the ceramic Santa in the bottom of the pool, and a light up 3-D framed picture of John Wayne smoking, in the fireplace.


stray g said...

Your parties sound great! Sometimes I want to just skips holidays any more and just have more normal days.

Fearless Freep said...

We used to scare the beejesus out of adults and kids with moving and talking Freddy Krugar and witches and wolfman. Ironically the witch bore a striking resemblence to Hillary and I didn't make it. Mrs. Freep did and she is probably going to vote for Obama.

Namowal said...

That sounds like one crazy great party! Any party with a ceramic Santa at the bottom of the pool can't be all bad.
Until a few years ago I used to go through a lot of trouble putting costumes together, but now it seems like too much trouble. One year I got a Red Riding hood outfit, added a picnic basket of skulls and a scythe and told people I was "Little Red Riding Reaper"

Linda said...

Sally, so what will you do this Halloween?

Tom wants to get a costume but I just want to eat candy. Very few kids come by, but we have to buy the gigantic bag of Snickers JUST IN CASE.

Sally said...

Linda, it's big bags of Snickers that lead to Snickers as a breakfast food.

Late in the game we're getting into working for Obama, and they want us to go out on Halloween for 1 1/2 hours. Sounds kind of nuts to me. I guess they figure people will answer their doors that night. We wonder if we should give them candy.

Stray g, we haven't given a real party in 18 years!!

Little Red Riding Reaper sounds inspired, and fearless, what happened to the Hillary? Hooray for Mrs. Fearless.

Mean Jean said...

Ah, halloween parties. My best costumes were Eqyptian a la King Tut. We carried a boom box playing the Bangles' "Walk Like an Egyptian" just in case anybody didn't "get it".

Obama/Biden 2008

Sally said...

Mean Jean, sounds like another great costume. I always liked that tune, "Walk Like an Egyptian." In fact I wanted to use it as the track behind the main titles for "Mannequn" but they chose Brenda Carlisle "In my Wildest Dreams" instead, not that I had any say in the matter.