Beginning Thursday night and ending with me feeling pretty run down and sick last night, to the point that I had to call out of work this morning, I had a pretty jam packed long weekend of Halloween fun. Sad to see it all come to a close, but I can with much happiness say that I definitely embraced the weekend to the fullest. Here's a little rundown of how I spent my weekend, incriminating and embarassing pictures and all!
Kicked off the weekend on Thursday night by going to a nearby bar where a friend of mine's band was playing, an event that was also serving as a Halloweekend kickoff costume party. As you can tell by the above photos, Jen decked herself out in full Dia De Los Muertos style makeup (which she did 100% herself), while I went with an online bought Count Chocula costume. I had work Friday morning and we had another two days of partying in our future, so I didn't get too wild this night, though I did end up spending a majority of the night dealing with extreme stomach pains thanks to the almost too delicious giant plates of nachos and cheese fries we ordered up at the bar. Needless to say, I found out the hard way the trouble the ole Count goes through everytime he has to take a shit.
I'm more of a Boo Berry kinda guy, but this was the coolest Monster Cereals costume out of the three. This was the first time I dressed in full costume for Halloween in many years and it felt damn good. If you're a grown man and you don't look like a fool on Halloween, you're just not doing something right!
Saturday night Jen transformed from a dead Mexican into a princess, while I went with the old reliable once more, only with a Hatchet 2 pin affixed to me this time around. As the photo above suggests, we all got a little more wild on this particular night, myself included. My friend was DJ'ing a costume contest at a restaurant in town and that's where we spent the night, dancing and drinking it away.
I ended up beating out a grown man baby to win 2nd place at the costume contest, which nabbed Jen and I a fifty dollar gift certificate to the restaurant. Works out quite well being that the restaurant has both delicious food and is too expensive for us to really go there without a little help.
Saturday, a couple friends came over to help turn our dirty basement into a haunted hangout for our big weekend ending house party. These are all the decorations that usually go up in the living room but we never quite got around to decorating due to the move into our new house these past couple months. Glad we got to utilize all this stuff.
Thankfully, no one had to utilize this ...
After winning the costume contest and wearing the Count Chocula costume two nights in a row, I decided to switch things up. Earlier in the day Jen and I went over to Halloween City, where I found the Frank The Bunny costume I tried getting online a couple weeks prior but couldn't due to it being sold out. I bought it and quickly realized that it may look awesome, but it's not something you want to actually wear. For one, the ears do not stay up at all. Tried rigging several devices to fix this major problem but nothing worked out too well. Secondly, you have to take the entire body suit off whenever you want to pee ... when you're drinking, you have to pee quite often. Build zippers into these things, will ya guys? Ended up not wearing the costume for much of the night which is why i've got no picture of me in the full thing. I'll probably end up using the costume as some sort of decoration, rather than ever wearing it again. The Myers mask i'm wearing in the above picture is from my friend Kyle's costume, which I wore on and off until I decided to just get back into my crowd pleasing Count Chocula costume.
And then I took the Count Chocula costume off yet again and just wore the Myers mask with a Manson shirt. When Mikey takes off the overalls and gets down, this is what I imagine it looking like.
Jen went to back to Dia De Los Muertos land, with a bit of a different makeup design. Pictured is her with our friends Jackie and Monkey, the latter of whom was a shoe in for sexiest costume.
My buddy Kenny made this Nightbreed mask himself, with an actual working mouth zipper ...
... which made for just about the creepiest imagery ever when the mask was unzipped.
The costume of the night award went to my brother Chris, who was none other than Clint Howard from The Ice Cream Man, bloody eyeball and finger ridden ice cream cone and all. Here he is with his girlfriend Jess and with myself ....
Doesn't get much better than that.
As for Halloween day/night, most of that was spent sleeping, recovering and watching horror movies and Halloween themed programming on TV, which was all of course capped off by The Walking Dead series premiere on AMC. We had a grand total of four - yes FOUR - groups of trick or treaters, further proving to me that Halloween is a total shell of what it was just a decade ago when I was still young enough to get away with going door to door on the hunt for candy. This was by far the least amount of trick or treaters i've ever seen and it really felt like it wasn't even Halloween. Totally bummed me out because I love to dress up and scare the little kids and I had been really looking forward to Jen and I handing out candy at our new place for the first time. Oh well, I guess parents just no longer feel safe letting their kids knock on strangers doors and I can't really say I blame 'em. Still though, it makes me really sad to see.
As expected, The Walking Dead was totally awesome, though I was struggling to stay awake during it due to being so worn out and sickly from the weekend. I'm really excited about the direction the show is going and i'm so happy that I have something to look forward to on Sunday nights again. Nobody can tug on the heartstrings quite like Darabont can and all of us zombie fans are quite lucky that such a brilliant storyteller is telling us a tale of the undead. Though we're only one episode in, I can say with the utmost confidence that this will go down in history as one of the best zombie stories ever told.