Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

We went to a party on Saturday night hosted by an associate professor to celebrate her grad student's thesis defense and it was also a Halloween party! I convinced Paul that we should go as the remaining original members of KISS (which would make this about the 4th or 5th time I've donned Paul Stanley's face paint):

For some reason the girl and her friend opted out of being the rest of the band. Weird, I thought teenagers wanted to be cool.

Then today for Halloween, I dressed as Alex from the movie, "A Clockwork Orange":

This is my attempt at emulating the McDowell's famous face from the poster:

But I think I ended up just looking like his cookie-baking mom. I enjoyed a chai (remember that from the book?) at Starbucks to cap off the costume:

I remotely partook in the annual costume contest at my workplace and vocal reactions fell in two distinct camps: 1) I have no idea who you are (including the college kid who took my picture at the Starbucks) and 2) I remember that movie...ugh.

I didn't win the costume contest this year (winners were Regan from The Exorcist and Quorra from Tron) and perhaps it was due in large part because half the folks didn't know who I was.  Or maybe because my costume was pretty simple and lo-fi.  Or maybe because it wasn't outside the box enough--Violent nihilistic rapist and murderer?  So Frances

In any case, I still LOVE dressing up for Halloween and loved wearing it for the trick-or-treaters we had.  Hope everyone else also had a great Halloween!


Tom said...
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Pound said...

one- is that paul???? his tongue is super long???!!! two- clockwork orange- brilliant!!! kids today... don't know stanley kubrick or even spike lee.