Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Halloween Costumes

   Oh boy! Halloween is coming up this month, time to decide what costume to wear this year. Yay!

    I have had several cool costumes in the past and they all slowly started look cheaper.
when I was younger I think, grade 1 I had a Picachu costume. Then grade 2 I had a Hercules costume not the Disney Hercules but the live action one. It came with muscles which was pretty cool except the suit was white because Hercules is a white guy and I am brown. The skin tone didn't match but I was happy. I don't remember what other costumes I had, I think I was a kung-fu guy for several years.

    I stopped wearing costumes for a while until grad 7. I found those glasses with the fake nose and mustache and wore that out for Halloween. I got laughs at school, but when I went out to trick or treat no body would give me any candy. But I think I know the reason why, it was just me my buddy Ed walking from door to door asking for candy with no costumes and I was the one with fake glasses and nose. But we were kids someone should have gave us candy. Anyway once high school hit going out for trick or treating was lame and no body did anything the older kids did it but as a kid in 8 grade it wasn't "cool" plus I didn't know what to wear I didn't have any good ideas.

   A couple years past and then I watched Michael Bay's Transformers and my mind was blown and then I had an idea "that's what I was going to be! Optimus Prime"
but I didn't want to buy a Optimus Prime costume I wanted to make one and I wanted to design the costume so when I scrunch myself like a ball on the ground it would transform in to a truck. (there are videos on you tube of people that have made it, it is really cool.) Also it was the generation 1 transformers Optimus just because there was no way I could figure out out to build the live action movie one. I was doing pretty well I made the chest and the shoulders,arms,legs of it all out of cardboard. but it was not done. I needed a helmet  that's when I went to Toys R Us and bought myself the voice changer Optimus Prime helmet. Which is a really cool toy. I then realized that if I was to wear this to school it was be a disaster! I would have to change all the time and sitting in my desk would be a pain. For some reason I also imagined kids kicking me, or me falling over and having a hard time getting up. So on the day of Halloween I wore a red top shirt, blue jeans with my transformers helmet and went to school like that. I was the only Optimus Prime there and all the students wanted to try the helmet including the teachers.That was fun.

   The next year I graduated from high school and during that October I was started to go to the Arts Institute already. My parents were out of town at the time so I stayed at my niece and nephews place. On Halloween I went out trick or treating with the kids and I didn't notice this but from the clothes I was already wearing I looked like Justin Beiber so I just went with that and called myself Brown Beiber. 

  The next year during summer time, the music video for Bruno mars Lazy song played and in the background there were the monkeys in the checkered shirts i the video and I said to my friends lets be those guys for Halloween and everyone one was on board until we went to to costume shop and the monkey masks were 35 or 40 bucks and everyone bailed out, it was a expensive mask and when are we going to use it again? also in the store there were white mask just like the Jabbawockeez mask and they were 10 bucks. Cool so now were going to be the Jabbawockeez but none of us knew how to dance...We went out to downtown Vancouver and people were taking pictures with us. it was a pretty fun night.

2012 this year I'm thinking should I stay cheap or go all out. My friends and I thought it would be funny to dress as Morpheus, Josh Burton's animation rig  but I have no clue as to how we are going to build this costume with the controls. But if that dose not work, I'm thinking of dressing as a cowboy because I have most of the clothing already. except for the mustache I might have to grow it or if I can't then buy one.If that dose not work out then maybe I'll be Abed from community. There is a certain way Danny Pudi acts when hes Abed I feel like I can do that. OR I can be evil Abed that would be pretty funny! Or Abed as batman? hmm

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