Sunday, November 01, 2009

TBWCYL Day 304 - Party Octopus

As you may know, I am a comic book junkie. I love them in all aspects, from the flashy stories to the insanely unrealistic costumes and body types. I read every genre available but I focus mostly on super heroes and specifically favor Spider-Man. I have always connected well with him.

A few weeks ago a friend and I were talking and I was discussing how you could go as Dr. Octopus (a Spider-Man foe) for Halloween. As you may also know, I am an obsessive person and once I start thinking about something, chances are I won't stop until I have figured out how to do it. So, Sunday afternoon I went to the hardware store and bought a load of supplies in which to create my own Dr. Octopus arm harness and thus have a costume. Let me be clear that I had no party to go to and no intention of wearing it on Halloween but I wanted one and I was going to build it no matter what.



As Halloween drew nearer, some friends announced that they were going to have people over and they would dress up. Eureka, I have a use for this massive thing I have built. Diana needed a costume and we determined that we could cheaply throw together a Wonder Woman outfit if we could just find a tiara, some wrist bands and a pair of red boots. Using the craftiness at my disposal we found a few things in the children's foam aisle at Michael's and I whipped out my Exacto knife and some needle and thread and presto chango, I have a super heroine for a wife.



So, to my task. I was to be the last man standing after a night of partying and with my friends that is not too difficult. We went over and had food and drinks and watched college football. Three people were down and out by 10 p.m. which left just Diana and I with the two other couples. They decided to put in 'Planet Terror' and turn the lights off which knocked out one girl and they left as the movie ended. We left shortly after them so we were officially the last couple to exit.

The couple that left before us lived about 20 minutes closer than we do so by my estimation, by the time I got home they would have been home and in bed. I can only assume my friend did the same thing by going to bed which would mean my 1 a.m. bed time got me as the winner and official "Last Man Standing".

Hope everyone had a Happy Halloween. Our friend Erin has her birthday to share with All Hallows Eve and so I wish her day was especially grand.

That is all,

Newt

5 Ripples in the pond:

Lola Lakely said...

Good morning Trinity. Your ingeniously made costume made my hang over just a tad better. And just so you know, the Robin Ho costume rocked.

P.S. Your wife is kind of a babe!

Trinity said...

I know. I can't get her to dress up in these things very often but when she does it works out for me.

Erin said...

That's a pretty awesome costume, Mr. Vaughn, and I'm glad your wife escaped from the work dungeon long enough to throw on a hot outfit and party with you. Thanks for the birthday shoutout!!

Carrie said...

Wow, those costumes are great! :)

Addy's Daddy said...

Good show, Ock. I'm surprised it turned out so well, given that one of your last Halloween costumes made you look like an overweight elf from Santa's workshop.... :)