So I thought I'd tell you guys about my Halloween.
First of all, I was off that day. Which on any other day would rock, but my job hosted its first EVER Halloween Costume Contest and a Halloween Party at work. And I've never won a Halloween Costume Contest before, and I wasn't about to pass up the opportunity. You know, because I just wanted to win. The fifty dollar visa gift card prize wasn't the point. I just wanted to win.
So I got ready that morning, picked up some chocolate and pumpkin cupcakes on the way, and breezed into work, in almost full costume, just after noon. I only needed to be there long enough for the voting, which was supposed to take place when I got there. But. You know. Musicians are incapable of doing anything on time. Ever. So I was there until four when the results of the vote finally came in.
My competition for the contest: One Dallas Cowbows Football Player, one Star Trek Uhura, one kitty cat, and one Jim Halpert as Facebook. And then there was me. The Black Widow.
|Jim Halpert as Facebook, complete with Dunder Mifflin Paper Company Mug|
|Uhura, Communications Expert or something.|
|The Cat with Cheetah Spots|
|The Dallas Cowboys Football Player|
|I practiced flipping over the bed in this costume.|
So, I thought Jim Halpert as Facebook had it, or considering that all of my coworkers are extreme Trekkies, I thought maybe Uhura had it.
But imagine my surprise when the votes were tallied and I was declared the winner. Even without the wig (which Penny ate that morning because she's still in her puppy chew on everything phase) I was the winner.
And I was covered from my toes all the way up to my neck and almost to my finger tips.
That was pretty fun. I also tried on Padawan's costume when I got home. It was too big.
Then we got ready to escort Master Plo Koon off for trick or treating. And this was the three of us ready to depart.
|The Avengers! And their giant twinkie.|
So, his costume is something called Jake from Adventure Time. From behind, he looks like a giant twinkie with a tail, and even then...most of the time the tail is invisible. So he just looks like a giant twinkie. He forgot his sword and didn't realize it until I asked. But if he HAD remembered his sword then he would have looked like a giant twinkie with a toothpick. Come to think of it...that might have been funnier.
We took the dogs, too. They were dressed as Choo Choo the Jack-o-lantern and Penny the Harry Potter Dog. (Which really just meant she wore my tiny tie from my Hermione Granger costume and then I made a small dog sized scarf with red and gold yarn. I also made glasses from pipe cleaners, but she wouldn't leave them on.)
All in all, it was quite a fun night.