Wow the return of the blogger. I know it’s been awhile; my birthday has passed, as well as homecoming, but I finally have important topics to discuss. FIRST OFF DO YEW KNEOW WHAT TODAY ISSSS? Okay, it’s my spookaversary and we are big acting up. It is bright outside, the air is crisp, the leaves have crunched and the spirit of the Great Pumpkin is currently outside stomping your yard.
I love this holiday like… so intensely that I can’t even begin to explain, but that is neither here nor there. The current topic of discussion is on how I will actually adorn myself this All Hallow’s Eve. It goes without saying that I do not *yet* have a costume, because I wouldn’t be myself if I could decide on things, but I do have ideas. I’ve played with a couple of concepts, dabbled in spook vs. cute, considered a line of cosplays, gotten outside input and finally narrowed it down to the live five.
Yeah we’re starting off coming with the fire so please don’t sweat me. For this first look all I can say is I heard… they called… for the QUEEN
That was definitely written in my best Nicki voice, and I hope you’re following along. The Barbie Dreams video was so creative, and the looks all but took me out so it’s only right that I consider throwing on a green transparent trench coat and paying homage.
Although Nicki is my obvious favorite, I believe this next look sparks my most tender feelings. When I first discovered the Pirelli company and in turn The Cal I was immediately sucked in. For decades the Pirelli calendar has served us culture, fashion, progression and technology – the type of storytelling I can drool over. In 2017 they announced this year’s calendar – a Black rendition of Alice in Wonderland featuring Duckie Thot, P. Diddy, Naomi Campbell, Whoopi Goldberg and so many other gems that I just…might have to do another blog for it. But listen, back to my girl, our sweetheart, a muse – SLICK WOODS. I’m not sure who moved the pieces on this project but the way she was able to enliven the Mad Hatter nearly had me giddy and if I can pull this look off today Chief? Everyone’s going mad.
Emphasis on that. As I was brainstorming costumes I really picked around in my own brain for things that were of sentimental value to me. While I did almost settle on Android 17 from Dragon Ball Z, I ended up reaching back a little further in my childhood, back to sitting on the floor with my oldest brother watching stunts that were far from ANYTHING quality, but still somehow hype as hell. So this Halloween if I am ever so fortunate I want to be a Mighty Morphin Power Ranger with the Lycra Spandex and I won’t have it any other way. I’ll get back to y’all though.
When I see this costume, I just think aw. Sharkboy and Lavagirl was an obsession that really grabbed hold of me and would not let go. For some reason it has 20% on Rotten Tomatoes which is absolutely preposterous, but I guess it has to do with the fact that it lacked quality production similar to early Power Rangers. The essence of Lava Girl was that she was genuine, and real, just unfortunately explosive and inherently dangerous. Just like me ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Last but not least is my boy David. I mean, if you all weren’t aware already I’m so bald. So if all else fails I’ll just be myself. Bad ass David doing the darn thing.
If you have any ideas on what I should be please feel free to let me know, and also let me know in the comments which of these was your favorite!