And the humans all got dressed up as well. Chris and I had a party at our place and here were some of the hysterical costumed results...
Eleasha Gamble, Craig Horness, Bligh Voth
Matthew Wojital and Bligh Voth
Gillian Shelly as Chris Sizemore and Eleasha Gamble as Battered Rihanna.
Bligh Voth as "Eggs Over Easy".
Matt Rowe and Kathryn Denz as Germans.
Matt Conner as a prisoner of Buddha.
Kara Tameika Watkins as Michael Jackson.
No Photos, Please.
Ryan Dean Halbrook and Kirsten Reigler as Plug and Socket.
Chris and Chris.
Kristen Jepperson as Donald Duck.
Tracey Stephens as Kim Jong Il.
Brandon Guilliams as Marvin the Martian.
Stephen Gregory Smith as Edward Cullen and Craig Horness as an uptight Republican lady.
Matt Gardiner, Chirs Sizemore, James Gardiner and Erin Driscoll.
Craig Horness and Erin Driscoll.
Erin Driscoll and Chris Sizemore.
Erin Driscoll and James Gardiner.
But the evening started with pumpkin carving first.
Gillian and Tracey made a kitty cat that Buddha seemed to approve of.
He even kind of looked like the kitty cat.
I carved with my usual trusty jigsaw.
Chris tried to carve Eleasha. I told him to stop being silly and use a real pumpkin.
I carved away with my jigsaw, as the gentleman behind me was hung up, awaiting being carved himself.
Speaking of which, I haven't showed you all much of my decorations this year, have I? He is my absolute favorite.
Yes, That is a giant hook poking through his head.
I was at Fred's house one night and I noticed this hanging on his wall in the basement and thought that it was terribly creepy. I asked him if I could borrow it for Halloween. He laughed and said that this was a drawing of his father from the 1920's. I quickly apologized and he laughed and said that I could absolutely borrow it. His only condition was that if anyone asked who that was in the picture, that I say, "Oh - that's Emerson. He's ready to play..."
All in all, it was a different Halloween than I have had in quite awhile. New place, new vibe. It was also the night before Buddha's surgery, so there was a little bit of anxiety involved. But all in all it was a fun night. Surely some of the most creative costumes I have seen in quite awhile. Thanks to everyone for coming! Happy Halloween!