What's black and white and red all over?
Costume: Demon (?)
Picture of Costume:http://www.halloweenforum.com/pictur...ictureid=16194
Successes: This costume RULED. I was able to sneak up on people and even scared the bejeezes out of a few Grown Men! I hollowed out the back of a large bush near the entrance to our porch and would crouch there until ToTs would get to the front door. When they turned around, I would be standing RIGHT there in their grill. Many would jump and/or scream. A few tried to run (nowhere to go!) A huge success with little $ investment.
Failures: I didn't find the skull belt buckle I wanted, it was to be the only non-black thing on me. My fangs are permanently stained black. Consumed a ton of calories keeping my tongue black (black icing in a can worked quite well, and a black mouth is just creepy.)
How i'd change things if i were to go back: Get the belt buckle early.
Costume Ideas: Flaming-pumpkin-head Stalkaround
Possible costume problems: Stick-to-it-tive-ness lacking in the build effort. Rachel (my pseudowife) is sure to steal my costume if it turns out even halfway decent.
Last year (Daughter's Costume)
Costume: Little BBQ on the Prairie
Picture of Costume:http://www.halloweenforum.com/pictur...ictureid=16195
Successes: This turned out great, her head actually looked like BBQ Chicken. $2 misprint swim cap with 100s of holes cut plus crochet hook equals half head of hair, half "skin" instead of costly skull cap. Built partial ear out of latex then made it look extra charred for super effect.
Failures: Too hard to not take a bite out of her ear. Hair pulling was far more time consuming than I had imagined. Rushed at the end. Bigger holes further apart probably would have done the trick. Make up kit from Party City was awesome. Easy to do. Though very stinky. She almost puked from the stink of the gelatin--something like damp dry-dog-food.
How i'd change things if i were to go back: Bigger holes further apart probably would have done the trick for the hair pulling. Other than that, an awesome costume that scared kids and adults alike.
Costume Ideas: Faceless girl as seen on ghost whisperer the other week. (thinking 'nude' color stocking with foam face appliance with high cheekbones plus wig equals creepy little girl)
Possible costume problems: Might not be able to see very well. Might overheat. Must test soon!