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Halloween recap (3 comments)

Halloween recap

Monday, November 03, 2008 - 12:05 AM

2991632689_20abf75343_b If you've been following my Twitter feed, you know that this has been an interesting Halloween for the Guigars. When my kids announced that they were both going to be Spider-Man (one black, the other red-and-blue), I decided to build a Dr. Octopus costume. I'm the least handy person is the entire city, but four packages of dryer vent, some cardboard, a $15 thrift-store trenchcoat and a ton of duct tape, and I made a pertty darned passable Doc Ock costume.

I also won an award for best Halloween house decoration. Kinda. Check the notes on one of the photos for a complete run-down.

In the end, my two Spider-Kids, my wife (a red-wig-wearing MJ Watson) and I trotted out into our neighborhood, along with some good friends. We had a doozy of a time trick-or-treating.

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, was mere footsteps away, making a personal appearance in Philly on Halloween night, but alas, it was not to be. But it was nice just knowing she was around, y'know? Kinda like spotting Santa on Christmas Eve.

Everyone came back to the house for pizza, beer (including a case of Hop Devil, natch), and assorted snacks. The kids played together fantastically, and the adults hung out and chatted, stopping every now and again to hand out candy to late-comers straggling through the neighborhood.

After everyone went home, my oldest and I capped the night with a late-night showing of Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein.



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Sep 2008
Re: Halloween recap (Score: 1)
posted Monday, November 03, 2008 - 10:29 AM (#45693)

Dude, that is awesome! About the only thing I've done similar was a while back, by daughter wanted to dress as Blue, so I shaved my beard and dressed up as Steve--I think all of our friends were shocked to see me with a bare face. Nowadays, the kids are a little older and their aunt insists on taking them treat or treating, so I stay at home and pass out candy..... :( And this year I had planned to go as Dr. Horrible.

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Jan 2008
Re: Halloween recap (Score: 1)
posted Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 08:53 AM (#45714)
In Response to ThatJeff (#45693):

That is a great costume! It really captures the essence of Doc Ock! I love the use of the dryer vent tubes for the arms. And your Kids are freaking adorable as Black and Red Spidey!

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Sep 2007
Re: Halloween recap (Score: 1)
posted Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 10:48 PM (#45721)
Coming from you, that is a compliment!
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