I was all excited thinking I would do a post on all the Halloween parties and costumes before we all had Relationships and Children and Real Jobs and Such. But apparently, that time was so long ago I didn’t even have a digital camera. So the majority of the photos aren’t digital. Isn’t that crazy? But, let’s take a walk down memory lane anyways, shall we?
There was that first Halloween party that Adam and I threw at his place on Wallace – remember that? That was the year that Simon came as a Toasted Western, and won the prize for best costume. At least, I think there was a prize. There were foul tasting shooters and fake blood all over his bathroom. Which still remained on the tiles and walls when Adam moved out a couple of years later. Adam and I were Steed and Mrs. Peel. Man, I loved that brown flip wig.
There was that one Halloween party that had the Buffy the Vampire Slayer theme. Adam was Spike and I was Drucilla. Remember, Adam dyed his hair bleached blonde? I believe that was the same year that Karen, Adam, Scott and I went to the Rue Morgue party at the Church at Berkeley. Man, that was crazy too. I’m pretty sure that I was dressed up as a Frida Kahlo painting (but with no nudity, unlike the link). It was a two wig Halloween that year.
And then there was the 80’s party, again no digital footage. Jeff was Michael Douglas in Wall Street. I think Mere had a Toronto Rocks or CityTv Everywhere t-shirt? Peter looked very foxy in his suspenders. My dress form wore a cheerleader outfit and hung from the ceiling. Where it stayed for a couple of months after. Much tastier shooters that year. That might have been the year that I bought the auburn pixie cut wig, but I can’t be sure. I don’t even remember what Adam and I dressed up as.
We didn’t have our crap together the following year, which only means we didn’t have an overarching theme that year. But I did find the time to buy another wig. And there were shooters.
And the gang did get together in our kitchen.
And then we had children and Halloween got a little less drunk and way more cute.
Maybe next year we’ll have our acts in order and throw a kick-ass Halloween party at the condo. We have a whole terrace to decorate as well now! But this year, I’m keeping it lo-fi. No wig purchases, instead I made costumes for the girls. And in the 30 minutes I had last night, threw this together for myself:
red shirt + scrap black jersey + gold bangles = a Red Shirt.
I made the badge out of office supplies. I <3 glue sticks.
So, this year's Halloween will be low key, without shooters or fake hair or themed costumes. But Halloween with the girls is a whole new kind of awesome. Plus, a number of the parents on Nana and Poppa's street do "travellers", so I think there's still room for a bit of grown-up celebration. I'm going to start planning for Halloween 2011.