I hereby issue you a challenge. A Halloween challenge. Are you blogger enough?
I want your Halloween pictures. They can be weird or cute or zany. Old pictures, new pictures, young pictures, blue pictures. I don’t care. They can be of you or your kid or your kid’s friend or your friend’s kid or your friend or their friend, whoever. They can be from this year or last year or future year or past year. (Pretty good, right?) I want them all. But they should have that special quality. That “it” factor.
As a treat and instructive exercise, I put together what I think constitutes a pretty good example of what I’m looking for. I found this picture online. But I really have no idea what it is.
At first, because of the pronounced teeth, I thought it was a old, wrinkly, very ugly bunny with sparse fur. But then I realized nothing else about it looked bunnyish so then I thought maybe it was a man because it has a mustache. But it also has red lipstick so I thought it could be a woman with a mustache, bushy eye brows and bunny teeth. And, then I noticed it has something around it’s neck, perhaps a stethoscope, so I wondered if it was supposed to be a doctor? I’m at a loss. Maybe it’s a man woman bunny doctor. If you figure it out, could you let me know?
Then I found what I think may be my favorite Halloween costume of all time.
Um, what the hell is that? Somebody help me out here. Clearly, it’s supposed to be a discernible costume. I just don’t know of what. I found this when I searched for ghosts, but that ain’t no ghost. Is it a squid? Hello Kitty? A Hello Kitty squid?
Then there’s this. Which I find mildly disturbing.
I have no words.
Sadly, I found this. And it almost breaks my heart.
He obviously has a terrible, terrible mother.
I’m sorry I don’t know my Star Wars like I should, but is he supposed to be an old Darth Vader?
I also found a Halloween classic. I love this picture just because it’s so clearly from the 70’s.
Ah, I remember those masks well. Remember how you could hardly see out of them, and God forbid you wanted to breathe while trick-or-treating. The moisture from your breath would condensate when it hit the cool fall air and line the whole back of the mask with your slick, slimy spit. Those were the days. Kid today don’t know what it’s like to have to choose between breathing and having your whole face coated in your own spit.
But, one thing. I’m confused by some of the costumes. I got Garfield, front row center, but that is a messed-up mask. Garfield doesn’t smile. And Snoopy and Darth Vader, and I guess a witch, but whose to the left of Garfield? A creepy, dead Hulk? And two kids are blonde muscle men so that must be something, but what? I think the purple guy on the end might be a muppet, but I’m not sure. If you can name all those costumes, you win. I don’t know what you win, but you win.
And (almost) finally I have this.
Is this not the cutest little hot dog you have ever seen? Why in the world would this kid be upset?
I refuse be embarrassed in front of all my preschool friends who are wearing their cool Thomas the Tank Engine and Dora costumes. Why? Why couldn’t you let me be Spider Man? I hate yoooooouuuu!
Lastly, (for real) I discovered what might be the best group costume idea. I’m really hoping I can talk my kids into doing this this year. That.Would.Be.Awesome.
Basically, what I’m trying to say is if it’s weird or retro or super cute or really bad or Pac Man, I want to see it. I’d like to make a post with all your submissions. So send what you got to firstname.lastname@example.org. And, remember, together we can make the world a better place for Halloween.
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