Sunday, November 4, 2012


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.

Most awesome.

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.



    I'm so in love with you right now. Every day, really, but especially for the Black Widow costume.

    The end.

    1. I kept poking his muscles. They look all tough and big, but they're just cotton stuffing. He's quit huggable. Like a giant pillow. Or a comforter.

      I think this was my favorite Halloween costume to date. Definitely.

  2. Master Plo Koon! He hasn't made an appearance in a while.

    The was a pretty sweet costume. Looks exactly like the movie.

    1. Yeah, he's still here twice a week, but since I'm writing less these days he doesn't appear as often. I assure you, though, he's still here.

      I needed a gun, I think. Then it would have been perfect. I also tried to get Padawan to be Hawkeye, but he preferred the captain.

  3. You look wonderful in your costume and totally deserved to win.
    We dont do halloween here but I am enjoying seeing what everyone else got up to

    1. Halloween's pretty fun. I like to dress up, and it's the one day a year when you can wear a costume and nobody will look at you like you're nuts! Alright, one of two days. Nobody looks at you like you're nuts for dressing up at Carnival, either.

  4. Wow. I think Scarlett Johanssen might need to look out. (grin)

    Cap and Black Widow and the Giant Twinkie! Whoo-ha!

    1. Thank you. A bunch of teenaged girls got really excited when they saw Padawan. It seemed he was the popular choice.

  5. Yay for your win! You totally deserved it! You look super badass in that costume. :)

    The boys look fabulous too! I'm glad the evening was such a success!


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