October 30, 2008

All Hallow's Eve's Eve

I've been thinking about my Halloween costume since probably January, but didn't make my final decision until last week. I started working on it last night, which means I've got a lot of work once I get home tonight. I'm not going to tell anyone what it is just yet, so you'll have to wait until the annual Lucky 7's costume contest on Friday.

I will be defending my Costume Contest Championship, though I'll be honest, I'm not as confident this year. I won as Voltron in '07 (just over Zac's Pee-Wee Herman, I believe), and my Hacksaw Jim Duggan was second to Bob Ross in '06. Nostalgia clearly reigns supreme at Lucky 7's, but this year I am taking a different direction. All I will say is that my costume will appeal to a sense other than purely visual this time.

Not that I wasn't considering the nostalgic route. My second choice last year, Teen Wolf Too, was also my second choice this year. I Netflixed it though last week and was reminded of how terrible the film and the character was. I don't think it will make it to the brainstorm board next year, regardless of how hairy I am. (The brainstorm board, by the way, is my Far Side calendar, which is still stuck on October 2007.)

Another possibility was Rocky, since I already have the Red, White, and Blue Balboa trunks. And the Robeastress could easily be Adrian, but that wouldn't be much fun for her. Plus, my beard limits me to Training-in-Siberia Rocky (IV).

Not that T.I.S. Rocky isn't awesome, but the beard and the shorts never happened at the same time, and I'm a stickler for historical accuracy (despite Rocky IV's silly Cold War rhetoric). Plus I'm just not ready to shave my beard yet because I'm going to Seattle next week and I don't want to look like a tourist.

I'm happy with my costume anyway. Win or lose, nothing will top the mighty victory kiss I received last year from Rosie the Riveting Future RoBeastress.



Jay Amabile said...

And the Robeastress could easily be Adrian, but that wouldn't be much fun for her. (is that cause Adrian's dead in the series or just cause she's known to be uptight and never has that much fun anyway? lol) Plus, my beard limits me to Training-in-Siberia Rocky (IV). (if i had to be the Rocky from one single moment from any Rocky film - it would easily be homoerotically running on the beach with Apollo in part 3, although that is pretty gay so I'd sooo have to go with the training sequence in part 4...that shit was badass! you may want to reconsider) Good luck..can't wait to see the pics!

Anonymous said...

WE decided to go shopping suring trick or treat so we have 2 bags of candy that charlie can eat with his dental work. He didnt want to go since he couldnt eat half the crap anyways.

Rachel said...

As a follow-up: the Ro-Beast successfully defended his crown for Halloween 2008. He went for the local vote this year, and it paid off. He got another bottle of champagne, and another kiss :)


Alan said...

Congratulations on your win! You need to post a few pictures!