Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween 2008

Getting ready for trick-or-treat:

Costume adjustments

Ross was the balrog, the demon that Gandalf fights in The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring. We bought most of the costume pieces at one of those Halloween stores that pop up in the fall. Chris transformed a Viking helmet into the balrog's horns, and he fashioned some electrical wire into the frame for the wings.

Balrog costume

Balrog costume back

Chris was a Jedi -- a great excuse to show off his homemade lightsaber (which doubled as a nice flashlight).

Chris' costume

I had found a wonderfully tacky polyester shirt at the thrift store, and decided to be "a wild and crazy guy" (do you remember the Steve Martin Saturday Night Live skits?)

My costume

Ross got a nice haul of candy, and enjoyed playing with it, as well as eating it.

Candy silliness

4 comments:

Alma said...

Great costumes....and what a fun idea to go as the Steve Martin character.

Alma

Cotton Picker said...

Love your "tacky" shirt. :)

Inga

Cathy Smith said...

Hey Sis,
What wonderful costumes you guys came up with. Ross looked really scary with the horns and Chris looked kind of wicked looking in his outfit. I loved your costume. Sounds like great fun!

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